Musquiqui Chihying

08. October 18:30 - 21:00
08.October - 10. December 2019
From Wed to Sat 14:00 - 18:00 and by appointment
Free entrance


12 rue de la Coifferie, 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France

Curated by 
Pietro Della Giustina

In extenso is pleased to present the first solo show in France by Taiwanese artist Musquiqui Chihying. The Chinese Museum F questions contemporary museum practices and the social function of cultural heritage by putting them in perspective with the way certain collections have historically been established. It will also examine how this knowledge has been constructed, preserved and redistributed. The artist creates a parallel between the artifacts in the African collection of the National Museum of China in Beijing, built up between 2007 and 2011 thanks to the donations of a private collector, and the Chinese art objects looted by the Franco-British army during the Sack of the Old Summer Palace in 1860, which are now conserved in the Chinese Museum at Fontainebleu Castle.

As an artist who grew up on an island marked by a long colonial history, Musquiqui Chihying’s investigation naturally involves certain decolonial gestures that highlight the need for a radical change in the hierarchies between the culturally dominant and the culturally dominated. However, through his artistic practice, he tries to take the debate even further, not only to clarify the historical causes of the constitution of these collections, but also to interrogate the metaphorical function and material fate of these objects in contemporary globalized society.

The exhibition is part of «Résonance»
parallel program of the 15th Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale.

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