Vernàcular Institute

Sabino 276, Santa Maria la Ribera

Mexico City 06400

Citizens in the Shade, Aliens in the Sun: Trade

Opening on 24. Sep at 19:00

Opening Hours /

24. Sep - 23. Oct

Wed - Fri 11:00-16:00

Or by appointment

Jo Ying Peng

Georgina Arizpe
Karolina Breguła
Musquiqui Chihying
Hou I-ting

Vernacular presents Trade, the second chapter of the exhibition Citizens in the Shade, Aliens in the Sun including site-specific installations, photography and video by artists Georgina Arizpe, Karolina Breguła, Musquiqui Chihying and Hou I-ting. Emphasising the economic acts of exchange, Trade draws on parallel notions of labour, property and the transitory impact of value to reveal the distribution of power. 

Arizpe and Hou share a concern with modern, governed labour in practices that problematise structural margins in the system of trading.  

Hou’s Correction Arts Exhibition Hall considers the relationship between modern imprisonment institutions and high-density production lines. In 2019, the artist commissioned a for-profit workshop in a female prison in Taiwan to manufacture products, drawing an analogy to the free market and the mechanism of penal labour. 

Empleo Temporal, Acceso [Temporary Employment, Access] is a social experiment initiated by Arizpe in 2019, commissioning Don Tomás, an unemployed elderly blacksmith, to fabricate metallic stars associated with latent violence in Mexico. Through this equivocal act, the artist challenges the borderline between work, labour, legality and illegality through their relationship of employment. 

Chihying’s and Breguła’s works focus on the politics of development and its hidden costs and losses in terms of property and cultural capital. 

Exercises in Losing Control is an ongoing project by Breguła set in East Asia. Since 2018, the artist has observed mass evictions and demolitions taking a participatory approach to create a multi-faceted narrative that encompasses performance, film, photography and publication. The project reflects the unequal fight and the perception of losing from the resisting protesters. 

The Sculpture, an experimental documentary made by Chihying, is an investigation into the recently established collection of African art in the National Museum of China in Beijing. By carefully inspecting these foreign objets d’art, the artist unveils the politics of recognition and material redistribution that are complicated by the present three-way bond among China, Africa, and Europe.

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Exercises in Losing Control, Karolina Breguła, 2018 - present



Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei

39 Chang'an West Road, 

Datong, Taipei, Taiwan

Exhibition view There Are Lights That Never Go Out, 2021 © MoCA Taipei

There Are Lights That Never Go Out

Opening Hours /

27. July - 19. Sep 2021

Tue - Sun 10:00-18:00

Closed on Mon

Yen Yi Lee

Musquiqui Chihying

There Are Lights That Never Go Out is inspired by the Mandarin title of Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up, which engages in the deconstruction and a dialectic process based on objects, photographic technologies, image history and the generative network of digital image apart from discussing the power relation between a photographer and his photographic subject. Objects and stories, when we see or learn about them, all carry full yet fragmented narratives. As the artist makes his observations, he also decides on his angle to carry out his research; like pulling an end of a thread strongly, the whole structure of a piece of fabric then becomes ruffled and shown. By reinterpreting images, creating drawings that imitate machine-made prints and conducting a lecture performance, the artist presents narrative remake and reconstruction through his research of image...

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Installation view The Lighting, 2021, Three-Chanel Video Installation © MoCA Taipei / Anpis Wang

Installation view The Kung Flu, 2021, Two-Chanel Video Lecture Performance © MoCA Taipei / Anpis Wang

Installation view The Chat, 2021, Graphite on paper and colour printed wallpaper © MoCA Taipei 




Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

Chausseestrasse 128/129

10115 Berlin, Germany

Exhibition view Step Out of the Strange Light, 2021 © n.b.k. / Jens Ziehe

Step Out of the Strange Light 

Opening Hours /

26. Mar - 09. May 2021

Tue - Wed 12:00-18:00

Thu - Sun 12:00 - 20:00

Please Schedule an appointment via Online Form

Krisztina Hunya, Melanie Roumiguière

Larissa Fassler
Raphaël Grisey in cooperation with Bouba Touré
Bettina Hutschek
Rajkamal Kahlon
Musquiqui Chihying
Mandla Reuter
Padraig Robinson
Setareh Shahbazi
Pauł Sochacki
Adnan and Nina Softić
Clarissa Thieme in collaboration with Charlotte Eifler

Exhibition view Step Out of the Strange Light, 2021 © n.b.k. / Jens Ziehe

With Step Out of the Strange Light, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein continues its series of group exhibitions with artists who have been awarded the Berlin Senate’s work stipends in the visual arts. The exhibition serves as a platform for diverse positions of contemporary art production in Berlin and reveals numerous connections between the various artistic and thematic focal points.

At the heart of many of the contributions is an examination of real and imagined places, shaped both by ideological implications and collective practices. A further common aspect is the impulse to reveal and question structures that are inscribed in, yet often hidden behind, forms of emergence and transformation of the social condition...

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Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

KMFA 104 - 105 Galleries
80 Meishuguan Road, Kaohsiung 804407, Taiwan, R.O.C.

From Object To Cosmos

Opening Hours /
23. Jan - 09. May 2021
From Tue to Fri 11:30 - 17:30  Weekends 09:30 - 17:30

Artists /
Wang Yahui
Yu Cheng-Ta
Ayoung Kim
Wu Chi-Yu 
Su-Chen Hung
Musquiqui Chihying
Yuan Goang-Ming
Chen Ching-Yuan
Tao Ya-Lun
Tsui Kuang-Yu
Chang Teng-Yuan
Hsu Su-Chen
Chang Kuang-Ho
Jun Yang
So Yo Hen
Su Hui-Yu
Allora & Calzadilla, Ted Chiang
Curator /
Fang Yen Hsiang

“Our time is perhaps the time of an epidemic of things.” 
(Tristan Garcia, Form and Object: A Treatise on Things, 2011)
Contemporary objects and artifacts orbit our planet around one another densely. Commodities, digital technologies and catastrophes are driven by a global capital machine as heavenly bodies. Occurring and circulating daily in our universe, they collide with us over and over again. Blending contexts from microcosmic nanometer to macroscopic universe, the exhibition From Object to Cosmos depicts a cosmology where things coexist in our capital-media world.
The Chinese title of exhibition “O-B-Jet” is taken from the transliteration of “object” which borrowed its original context of surrealism referring to those specific objects withdrawn and split from reality through automatism, unconsciousness, mimicry and mysticism. The theory of tool-being from object to artifact, the dialectic between non-correlational existence and relational network, the fictional world, and the finitude of epistemology, among other concerns of contemporary speculative philosophy make up the exhibition’s agenda. By looking at those objective yet unattainable things in the vicinity, allowing them to draw out from the domain where they belong to, it probes the imagination of how objects could be acknowledged and acted... 

The video The Camera (16) by Musquiqui Chihying, filmed in Seoul, Korea and supported by MMCA Residency Goyang is on view at the exhibition. Performed by Shim Dalgi (심달기).



Times Museum
Podcast neo-Porta‪l‬ #7
Colors, Algorithm, and Politics of Difference in Digital Space

Host / Wu Jianru
Guest / Musquiqui Chihying fit. Zhang Tingting
The interview is mainly conducted in Chinese.
Now you can find the album at Apple Podcast

Podcast 傳送門 #7

主持 / 吳建儒 來賓 / 致穎 對談 張婷婷


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The still image of the on going project The Lighting by Musquiqui Chihying  



Taipei Fine Arts Museum
No.181, Sec. 3, Zhongshan N. Rd.
Zhongshan Dist., Taipei City 10461

Exhibition view of the work The Gesture II by Liang-Hsuan Chen and Musquiqui Chihying  

Between Earth and the Sky:

The Spiritual State of Our Times

Opening Hours /
01. Aug - 18. October 2020
From Sun to Fri 09:30 - 17:30  Sat 09:30 - 20:30

Jo Hsiao, Yi-Wei Keng

Su-Yuan Wu, Slow Geng (Motif Design)        
Chen-Wei Lee     
James Ming-Hseuh Lee    
Ching-Yueh Roan  
Hui-Chih Hsu    
Chia-Ying Chang    
Chih-Chung Chang    
Liang-Hsuan Chen, Musquiqui Chihying    
Clockwork Noses     
Resident Island Dance Theatre

Between Earth and the Sky: The Spiritual State of Our Times seeks to embody the active nature of a live exhibition. Dialogue is the very foundation of each work in this exhibition. The artists and the curator cross-examine one another, for the purpose of sparking debate. As much as possible, there is no fixed framework or pre-established goal. Each work expresses an assembly of many meanings. Here, dialogue, collaboration and process take place.

The final results are, on the one hand, “exhibited works,” but on the other hand, they begin to carry out the mission of cross-referencing: The works serve as messages of the medium, directly interacting with visitors. And through visitors, who form a second level of the medium, a transformative channel in message transmission is formed, allowing viewers and participants to fully throw themselves into the process of perception, and moving the medium (the work) to a new vantage point. The whole process is like challenging the works to battle. And in everything that takes shape within it, in all the forms expressed, and in the reversibility ultimately produced by these forms, their “active nature” is readily apparent...

Exhibition view of the work The Gesture II by Liang-Hsuan Chen and Musquiqui Chihying



The Currency, 2020, Limited edition LP

by Elom 20ce & Musquiqui Chihying & Gregor Kasper

Readings From Below

Times Art Center Berlin
Brunnenstraße 9
10119 Berlin, Germany

10. September - 12. December 2020
Opening: 09. September 2020

Artists /
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Elom 20ce & Musquiqui Chihying & Gregor Kasper
Hao Jingban
Christine Sun Kim and Thomas Mader
Nguyen Trinh Thi
Yuichiro Tamura
Yau Ching

Curated by Ariane Beyn

Palm Reader, 2020, Digital Drawing, Variable Dimensions.

by Christine Sun Kim and Thomas Made

The group exhibition Readings From Below explores how artists engage us in new readings of our complex present by making use of the virtual potentials of archives. While the traditional institution of the archive with its sense of permanence and timeless solidity, its physical location and architecture continues to exist, in today’s world of digitized information, archives are becoming radically decentralized, temporalized, and multimodal, in line with a dynamic user culture. Anything retrieved from these various archives can be reused, re-inscribed, or restaged, offering ongoing possibilities for their reconfiguration in any given order. More than ever before, artists today work with archive documents, research, and information, processing their material in innovative ways and opening it up to our collective memory for rediscovery and reinterpretation...

Installation view of The Currency in Times Art Center Berlin
Photos made by GR.Berlin

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Taipei Film Festival
25. June - 11. July  2020
Taipei, Taiwan

The Sculpture will have Asian Premiere of its Theater / Kino version in this year's Taipei Film Festival. As one of the most important film festivals in Asia, Taipei Film Festival builds closer relationships with Asian independent filmmakers and film industries through film screenings, activities, workshops and other forms of cooperation. It is a platform for connecting filmmakers, the film industry and audiences that maintains flexibility for innovation and change, preserving its potential to be a fresh and cutting-edge film festival.

The Sculpture 
2020 / DCP / B&W / 28 min

The Sculpture, an experimental documentary consisting of performance and photographs, focusses on the new collection of African art in the National Museum of China in Beijing. The film attempts tp explore the meaning of museums and the geopolitical relations between Asia, Africa and Europe.

Screening schedule: 

01. July 20:30  Hsinyi
05. July 15:00  Hsinyi
06. July 15:10. Hsinyi

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Taipei Film Festival



Meditations in an Emergency

UCCA Center for Contemporary Art
798 Art District
No. 4 Jiuxianqiao Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015

Opening Hours /
21. May - 30. August 2020
From Mon to Sun 10:00 - 19:00

Artists /
Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Musquiqui Chihying
Forensic Architecture
Han Bing
Christopher K. Ho
Joyce Ho
Hsu Chia-Wei
Hu Rui
Pierre Huyghe
Jiang Zhuyun 
Oliver Laric
Amiko Li
Li Liao
Lu Lei
Shana Moulton
Qiu Anxiong
Mika Rottenberg 
Angela Su
Wolfgang Tillmans
Yi Xin Tong
Wang Bing
Yang Fudong
Zhang Hui
Zhang Peili
Robert Zhao Renhui
Payne Zhu

Curatorial Team /
UCCA exhibitions team
Guo Xi, Luan Shixuan, Ara Qiu, Lin Luqi, Duffy Du, and Neil Zhang

From May 21 to August 30, 2020, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art presents the group exhibition “Meditations in an Emergency.” The exhibition emerges in the wake of the pandemic which has created the first truly global moment of the twenty-first century. As it marks UCCA’s reopening after the longest closure in its history, since late January, the exhibition looks to art as a source of solace, reflection, and solidarity. Structured in five sections—focused on everyday life, the body and biopolitics, the human/animal dichotomy, migration and borders, and the information landscape—the exhibition includes works by 26 artists. These engage with the currents that have led to our present circumstances, and what futures we might find in the aftermath. The exhibition takes its title from an anthology of poetry by Frank O’Hara (1926-1966), better known during his short life as a curator at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. As O’Hara wrote in one of the included poems, “In times of crisis, we must all decide again and again whom we love.”...

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Crossing the World Color Line

Centre Pompidou
Place Georges-Pompidou
75004 Paris, France

Opening /
03. March 2020
18:00 - 21:00

Public Open /
04. March - 18. May 2020
From Wed to Mon 11:00 - 21:00

Artist Talk /
Le Mensuel #3
04. March 2020
19:00 - 20:30

Artists /
François-Xavier Gbré
Anawana Haloba 
Wang Bing
Marie Voignier
Musquiqui Chiying  (in cooperation with Elom 20ce and Gregor Kasper)
Kiluanji Kia Henda
Cui Jie

Curated by
Alicia Knock and Yung Ma

Should the China-Africa connection be seen as a form of total emancipation from colonialism or as the expression of a new relationship based on domination? The China – Africa exhibition examines the real and imaginary spaces resulting from this dialogue, which were first constructed within a framework of Marxist ideology and colonial and then decolonial history. It is an implicit interrogation of Western history.

At the turn of the 20th century, W. E. B. DuBois, the pan-Africanist American thinker, advocated the idea whereby the Asian world could trace the pathway for worldwide racial emancipation. The last century was shaped by the progressive establishment of a link, in certain cases a community of political, ideological and then largely economic interest, between China and Africa. This Afro-Asian meeting of two "Southern" zones liberated representation systems from both the colonial and Western framework, and asserted a common need for a change of focus. What new realities emerged from this transcultural encounter? What mobilities, what cities, what communities? What Utopian or dystopian projections came to light?

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Centre Pompidou

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