MUMU GALLERY X 2018 NEXT ART TAINAN
CHEN YU-WUN & Krisaya Luenganantakul
15 Mar. - 15 Apr. 2018
2018 Next Art Tainan: The Metamorphosis
Curator: Ming Turner
The exhibition adopts the title of Franz Kafka’s 1915 novella, The Metamorphosis. It explores the concepts of hybridity, particularly the combination of humans and beasts. It also examines the amalgamation of humans and machines, resulting in the creation of cyborgs, as well as the transition between reality and virtuality in cyberspace. The exhibition also responds to Shan Hai Ching, which is a classic Chinese text depicting a variety of imaginary and mythicized creatures and landscapes. We live in an era which cannot be understood through any single theory.
Important issues of human history (such as subjects and sexuality) are composed of multiple and intersectional cultural components, which form networks that interact within themselves. These intersectional networks are a form of metamorphosis. The exhibition forms visible (physical) and non-visible (cultural) Metamorphoses.