Rituals of Signs and Metamorphosis
|Curator||Tarek Abou El Fetouh|
|Artist||Ho Tzu Nyen, Hu Xiaoyuan, Jawshing Arthur Liou, Anish Kapoor, Tomoko Kashiki, Taus Makhacheva, Park Chan-Kyong, Walid Raad, Chai Siris, Apichatpong Weerasethakul|
|Organizer||Red Brick Art Museum|
|Opening||Nov 02, 2018 Friday|
Organised by: Red Brick Art Museum
Dates: 03 November 2018 – 07 April 2019
Opening: 02 November 2018
Artists: Ho Tzu Nyen, Hu Xiaoyuan, Anish Kapoor, Tomoko Kashiki, Jawshing Arthur Liou, Taus Makhacheva, Park Chan-Kyong, Walid Raad, Chai Siris, Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Curator: Tarek Abou El Fetouh
We are pleased to present “Rituals of Signs and Metamorphosis” at the Red Brick Art Museum in Beijing. Curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh, the exhibition presents works by ten renowned artists from different corners of the Asian continent and situates their work between historical and contemporary systems of thinking, which allows the unexpected, the unknown and the mysterious to appear. The works of these visionary artists are displayed along an imagined ritual path of concepts and forms, materials and mediums, gestures and actions, and they explore different registers of metamorphosis. This poetic journey leads us to question the certainty of narratives, provokes reflections and ideas, and sparks the desire to seek out divinatory signs.
The journey begins with Anish Kapoor’s (b.1954 India) installation Descension (2015), where a material transforms within a sculpture, confuses the boundary between the spaces of the object and the viewer, and confronts the audience with a perpetual force that pulls downward into an unknowable depth.