Everyday Miracles (Extended)
22 Nov 2009 - 07 Feb 2010
Installation view, Mo_Space, Manila. Courtesy of the artist.
Guest curated by Hou Hanru
November 22, 2009 - February 7, 2010
Opening reception: Saturday, November 21, 6–9 pm
Everyday Miracles (Extended) brings together the work of seven artists who poignantly reflect on the dynamic shifts across Asia over the last 30 years. Curated by Hou Hanru in collaboration with REDCAT, the exhibition proceeds from an earlier project called Everyday Miracles, organized by Hou for the Chinese Pavilion at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Presented in three cycles (the first two at the San Francisco Art Institute and the third at REDCAT), Everyday seeks to expand upon dialogues about feminism in Asia and the emergence of the “extraordinary” in art and the everyday. Bridging SFAI and REDCAT’s shared commitment to art practices of the Pacific Rim, the exhibition features work by Hamra Abbas, Ringo Bunoan, Chen Hui-Chiao, Shilpa Gupta, Kan Xuan, Minouk Lim and Jewyo Rhii—artists who explore the world through a decidedly decentralized perspective, a powerful and necessary position to take in the context of a global art market driven by spectacle and essentialist views. Using the miraculousness of the everyday, these artists attempt to negotiate and transcend social and political realities in China, India, Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines and Taiwan.
This exhibition is made possible with generous funding from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Arts Council Korea, The George and MaryLou Boone Fund for Artistic Advancement and the Council for Cultural Affairs, Taiwan, R.O.C. in collaboration with Taipei Cultural Center of TECO, New York.