French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central...
There's an inside joke amongst the team of Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts: that every time an edition of its biennial forum on cultural practices is planned, a national crisis happens. The eighth edition of Home Works was no different: it opened on 17 October amidst the most devastating wildfires that Lebanon had witnessed...
Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...
In fact, lately I find you repulsive.
The damage was done by you alone, but the trouble you caused harms everyone.
You are a hypocrite in a sincere world.
In your heart, you are convinced that no one understands you.
But to tell the truth, it doesn't matter much anyway.
You are still just as disgusting.
Slowly, you begin to think of hypocrisy as sincerity. Slowly, hypocrisy becomes sincerity.
When the neck grows weary and aches for a massage, he misses his head.
He feels as though the bright lights in the city where he grew up gradually transformed into a kind of sound.
It is like the sound of bowing your head.
When you look down, every place seems the same.
A basement, electronic music, neon lights penetrating the darkness, and the information overload and excessive pressures of contemporary life. These are the key elements of Lee Kit's latest solo exhibition Techno at TKG+. As the repetitive rhythm of electronic music amplifies sensations and perceptions, it is followed by numbness and the extension of shock entangled into an infinite loop. Within the minimalist display of the exhibition, a myriad of emotions is stirred but not fully integrated; it is simultaneously empty and over-saturated, reflecting a contradictory state of human existence. Ambiguity is the defining characteristic of Lee Kit's immersive installations, and his works always offer a multitude of interpretations. It is the contrast between verbal expression and artistic practice. The viewer's discernment of this ambiguity presents the most lucid state of perception.
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