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9.9.18

_EXHIBITION : CRUSH














Crush
黯戀


Sep. 15 - Nov. 25, 2018
Opening: Sep. 14, 2018 19:00 - 21:00
Performance: 19:30
Don't wind it up, turn it on! directed by Marge Monko

Para Site is delighted to present Crush, a group exhibition that delves into the dark side of love and the complexities of unrequited emotion found therein. By tracing the injury, heartbreak, defeat and pathology associated with love, the exhibition reflects upon this vulnerable feeling and its interstices in both private life and the social structures found in the public realm.
Unrequited love oscillates like a pendulum on an axis of passionate extremes; it is at once an epic and an epidemic, a feeling of ravishing euphoria and a perverse quest. The figure of the stalker is perhaps one of the most dramatic representations of the kind of wild obsession that one might succumb to when love is not returned. Although unrequited love is itself old and widespread, albeit not universal, it is contemporary life that now breeds obsession with unprecedented vigour: from the stars and celebrities who are constantly followed by groups of crazed fans, the nationalistic slogans that avidly call for unconditional patriotic love, to the hopeful romantics on omnipresent dating apps, the packaging of shop products covered in symbols of love and success, and the often-neglected emotional labour that underlies all relationships. The flow and exchange of emotions in everyday life are often regulated by the prevailing institutions of contemporary society. Owing to their ubiquity, the conflicting feelings associated with unrequited love become the rather tender avenue through which these institutions can be investigated. Taking inspiration from the rhetoric of love and obsession, the exhibition conjures a fictive space for lyricism, tracing the sensations of euphoria and perversion while simultaneously investigating the threats of entrapment ...

Artists:
Oscar Chan Yik Long
Chen Zhe
Chen Dandizi
South Ho
Huang Jingyuan
Sarah Lai Cheuk Wah
Lau Wai
Lee Kit
Li Jinghu
Dawn Kim
Marge Monko
Pak Sheung Chuen
Sunny Wong Wing Sang
Sound Route (Musquiqui Chihying, Shen Sum-Sum, Wu Chi-Yu)
Magdalen Wong
Writing Mothers (organised by Huang Jingyuan, Wang Yamin, Feng Junhua)
Cici Wu


Para Site藝術空間隆重呈現展覽《黯戀》。展覽聚焦愛的暗面以及在它的陰影中,積累著大量情緒的單戀。循著陶醉與沉迷、心碎與病變的線索,《黯戀》 嘗試描畫單戀的糾葛情緒,同時思索它生長和附身於我們的軌跡。
求而不得的愛總是搖擺在兩極之間:它既是史詩又是頑疾,既是痴迷的陶醉又是變態的追索。通俗文化中「跟蹤狂」的形象或許是描畫單戀者們深陷癡迷的最佳寫照,僅管單戀由來已久,當代生活卻在以前所未有的強度飼養著單戀的「跟蹤狂」們:從簇擁著成群粉絲的娛樂偶像、召喚愛與奉獻的民族主義宣言,到包裝著愛與想像的各式商品、商品背後流於隱形的情感勞動,和社交媒體中沒有實體的愛人們——情感於日常生活的起伏與流動時常被現代社會所規範、引流。苦痛的愛戀與迷醉,因而成為觀察現代性機制的一個柔軟開口。模擬愛與迷戀的修辭,展覽呈現出一個抒情的虛構空間;在勾勒一個兼具病態與迷醉的情緒現場的同時,也審視它將我們圍困的可能路徑 ...

參展藝術家:
陳翊朗
陳哲
陳丹笛子
何兆南
黃靜遠
黎卓華
劉衛
李傑
李景湖
Dawn Kim
Marge Monko
白雙全
黃永生
聲線計劃(致穎、沈森森、吳其育)
黃頌恩
寫母親(組織者:黃靜遠、王亞敏、馮俊華)
武雨濛


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