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24.3.21

_EXHIBITION : STEP OUT OF THE STRANGE LIGHT


n.b.k.

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

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Curator/
Krisztina Hunya, Melanie Roumiguière

Artist/
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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15.2.21

_EXHIBITION : FROM OBJECT TO COSMOS

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).




12.2.21

_PODCAST : COLORS, ALGORITHM, AND POLITICS OF DIFFERENCE IN DIGITAL SPACE


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.
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時代美術館
Podcast 傳送門 #7
數字荒野中的膚色、算法和差異政治 

主持 / 吳建儒 來賓 / 致穎 對談 張婷婷

本期傳送門從一款在非洲大賣的名為傳音(TECNO)的中國產手機開始說起,試圖透過藝術家和算法工程師的視角去看看當下生活無處不在的人工智能和算法。這款國產手機開發商是位於深圳的傳音控股,該公司聯手台灣半導體公司聯發科技所開發的自動檢測和調亮黑膚色人群的算法,是這款手機贏得非洲手機市場的重要原因。影像對膚色的曝光是否準確以及如何修正,從柯達膠捲髮明開始就存在偏見,標準制定的背後展現的是何種差異政治?在數字模擬技術大規模應用之後,我們存在的選擇是變多了還是變少了?我們急需一種數字世界的理論工具來討論具有公共性的數字工具。 

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




15.10.20

_EXHIBITION : BETWEEN EARTH AND THE SKY


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














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

Curator/
Jo Hsiao, Yi-Wei Keng

Artist/
Baboo
FAMEME
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


5.9.20

_EXHIBITION : READINGS FROM BELOW





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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25.6.20

_SCREENING : TAIPEI FILM FESTIVAL














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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23.6.20

_EXHIBITION : MEDITATIONS IN AN EMERGENCY

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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12.3.20

_EXHIBITION : CHINA ⇆ AFIRCA

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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12.12.19

_PRIZE: LOOP_BARCELONA_AWARD_2019


Musquiqui Chihying wins Han Nefkens Foundation -
Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Award 2019




















Musquiqui Chihying is the winner of the Han Nefkens Foundation - Loop Barcelona Video Art Production Award 2019, in collaboration with the Fundació Joan Miró, recognising his geopolitical perspective which utilizes the historical past to examine contemporary politics in an increasingly illiberal world, attempting to connect world histories together. He does so in a distinctive style that celebrates complex narratives delivered through a dead-pan sense of humor. The jury therefore believes that he would benefit most from the Award at this moment in his career. Established by the Han Nefkens Foundation in collaboration with Loop Barcelona and the Fundació Joan Miró in 2018, the annual award aims to increase contemporary artistic production in the video art field by supporting artists of Asian origin or nationality.

Musquiqui Chihying receives USD 15,000 funding for the production of a new work which will be presented at the Fundació Joan Miró in November 2020 to coincide with Loop Barcelona 2020. At a later stage, the work awarded will be presented also at Art Sonje Center in Seoul, South Korea; at Inside-Out Art Museum in Beijing, China; at the MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art of Tapei, Taiwan and at Ilham in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The winner has been selected by a judging panel chaired by Han Nefkens, and joined by Emilio Alvarez, Founding co-director of LOOP Barcelona; Marko Daniel, Director of the Fundació Joan Miró; Anita Huang, curator at the MOCA Taipei; Haeju Kim, Deputy Director aof the Art Sonje Center, Seoul; Carol Yinghua Lu, director of the Inside Out Art Museum, Beijing; Dirk Snauwaert, Director of WIELS, Brussels; and Valentine Willie and Rahel Joseph, Creative Director and Gallery Director of Ilham, Kuala Lumpur, in the presence of Hilde Teerlinck, Director of the Han Nefkens Foundation, Alessandra Biscaro, Award Program coordinator for the Han Nefkens Foundation and Zoë Gray, Senior Curator of WIELS.


Featuring artists from all over Asia, the eight shortlisted artists for the Han Nefkens Foundation - Loop Barcelona Video Art Award 2019 were: Kray Chen (1987, Singapore), Rui An Ho (1990, Singapore), Hayoun Kwon (1981, South Korea), Kai Chun Lee (1985, Hong Kong), Li Ran (1986, China), Wasif Munem (1983, Bangladesh), Musquiqui Chihying (1985, Taiwan) and Tzu-An Wu (1985, Taiwan).

The artist long-list for the Han Nefkens Foundation – LOOP Barcelona Video Art Production Award 2019, in collaboration with Fundació Miró, was proposed by: Ms. Zoe Butt (Australia), Mr. Cosmin Costinas (Romania), Mr. Mario D'Souza (India), Mr. Patrick Flores (Philippines), Ms. Alexie Glass Kantor (Australia), Ms. Fang-Tze Hsu (Taiwan), Mr. Chien Hung Huang (Taiwan), Ms. Yukie Kamiya (Japan), Ms. Bae Myungji (South Korea), Ms. Arlette Quynh Anh Tran (Vietnam), Ms. Anca Rujoiu (Romania), Ms. Su Wei (China).


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24.10.19

_LECTURE/PERFORMANCE/SCREENING : GAZING FROM THE SINOSPHERE











Gazing From The Sinosphere:
Media Art as Border Crossings
UNSW Galleries Program

01. - 02. November 2019
Lecture Theatre & UNSW Galleries
UNSW Art and Design
Corner Oxford Street and Greens Road
Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

How are cultural borders depicted and disrupted? This program discusses new media works by three post-1980s East Asian artists who have all witnessed rapid globalisation, the rise of new capitalist powers, and swift advancements in digital technologies that are predominately manufactured in East Asia. Musquiqui Chihying (Taiwan), Hao Jingban (China), and Au Sow Yee (Malaysia), all use moving image as the main medium to articulate their research-based projects. They work across geographic and cultural boundaries, with interests in decoloniality, migration, and early moving image and photography practices in war time.

The two-day program includes screenings of each artist’s work, featuring the two-channel video Café Togo, where Musquiqui Chihying and Gregor Kasper narrate the little-known colonial relationship between Togo and Germany; Hao Jingban’s From South Lake Park to Hongqi Street, tracing the early moving image industry during the Japanese occupation of Northern China; and Au Sow Yee’s Pak Tai Foto, weaving fictional narratives by South Asian migrant workers with footage of an early photo studio in Kuala Lumpur. Each artist’s time-based works can be understood in various site-specific contexts although it is not possible to label them as culturally specific, local, or global.


Organized by Yu-Chieh Li, Judith Neilson Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Art, UNSW Art & Design with Dr. Veronica Tello, UNSW Faculty Research Forum and Julia Mendel, UNSW Galleries. Supported by the Faculty Research Fund, UNSW Art & Design.


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