A Chemical Love Story

Date / 05. August – 16 September, 2017
Time / 11:00 am - 18:30 pm (May-Oct)

Opening Reception / 16:00 pm, 05. August, 2017
Venue / 
Tang Contemporary (First Space)
Gate No.2, 798 Factory Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District
Beijing, China

日期 / 2017年8月5日 至 9月16日
時間 / 11:00 am - 18:30 pm (5月-10月)

開幕 / 2017年8月5日16:00 pm
地點 / 


Artists /
Carla Chan, Han Qingzhen, Liao Fei, 
Liu Yujia, Liu Zhangbolong, Musquiqui Chihying
Shi Zhiying, Yao Qingmei, Yorkson 

參與藝術工作者 /

The exhibition title “A Chemical Love Story” comes from PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story, a book about psychedelic drugs.
Through chemical compounds, we can overcome the self, permitting unreality to circumvent the retinas and sensory organs and move directly into the cerebral cortex. The senses become heightened, and the sense of rhythm in the body becomes more intense. These drugs often have serious side effects, but people are still entertained by them. All of humanity’s inventions are intended to liberate the body; they are an external way of banishing humanity’s lazy or greedy instincts. In contrast, drugs use chemical reactions with the blood stream to “exile” the mind and body, which puts the user at a moral disadvantage. You are doing obvious harm to yourself, and possibly because the pleasure of this act is limited to the individual, a communal social system is unable to accept this form of self-consumption and self-exile. ...
(Text / Bian Ka)
“化學之愛(A Chemical Love Story)”作為標題,最初來自一本書的名字——關於致幻劑的一部著作。

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