Tell Me a Story: Locality and NarrativeJun 8, 2018 - Oct 8, 2018

  • About the Exhibition

    We have entered the age of digital information overload but our understandings of the others have been gradually dictated by media façades composed of fragmented images and discourses. These facades, spectacular and colorful, grab our attentions very quickly and easily; nevertheless, they, rather than bringing us closer to the others, actually further distance us from sincerely listening to what the others want to say. In order to see through the mirage of media façades, ”Tell Me a Story: Locality and Narrative” aims to bring the spectators to approach the others as close as possible, listening to the others speaking for themselves.


    On the other hand, in retrospect of modern histories in nonwestern worlds, we will find that modernization processes in colonial histories in the colonies and the vicissitudes of imperialist histories are two sides of the same coin. However, in today’s world, the old models of imperialist rulings are no longer relevant; the new form of “empire” operates with the dominating power of capital flows; they dominate all kinds of forces and all aspects of life, creating a new form of biopolitical governmentality. The world, being subsumed by this governing logic, has become what Homi K. Bhabha critically conceptualizes as “concentric world” which refers to the inner forms of power and hierarchical relationship in the world. In light of the above analysis, if we would like to have different ways of understanding the material and spiritual worlds in the contemporary era, can we use “locality” as a critical problematic to start with our interrogations? Through delving into the living traces in the marked sites of “shared temporality in different localities,” or “shared localities with different temporalities,” we will become more aware of our interrelated existential dimensions between ourselves and many others.

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  • Artist

    Au Sow-Yee, Chen Po-I, Lucy Davis, Field Recordings (Zixuan Guo, and Tu Rapana Neill, Li Xiaofei, Jim Speer and Clinton Watkins), Guo Xi and Zhang Jianling, Hsu Chia-Wei, Haejun Jo and Kyeong Soo Lee, MAP Office (Laurent Gutierrez, Valérie Portefaix), Su Yu-Hsien, Koki Tananka, Watan Wuma, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Tomoko Yoneda



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