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the transliteration of “object” which borrowed its original context of surrealism referring to those specific objects withdrawn and split from reality through automatism, unconsciousness, mimicry and mysticism.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).

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