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
A group exhibition exploring how artists engage us in new readings of our complex present by making use of the virtual potentials of archives. Read More…
To ensure a safe environment, we kindly ask you to pre-book your time slot for the opening as the number of visitors in the exhibition is limited.
We also launched an online program parallel to the physical event. If you cannot visit us in person, please check out the exhibition’s online publication: readingsfrombelow.timesartcenter.org
CURATOR’S VIRTUAL TOUR
PART 1: SHORT INTRODUCTION
Ariane Beyn, the curator of Readings From Below, gives a virtual tour of the exhibition. She talks about the curatorial concept and mentions a few selected artworks. For her, “reading the world from below also means highlighting what is hidden, silenced, and suppressed in everyday life or in the archive, opting for a reflective mode, and attending closely to our surroundings.”
ARTIST INTERVIEW VIDEO
In Christine Sun Kim and Thomas Mader’s new collaborative work Palm Reader, the two artists continue their ongoing exploration of American Sign Language (ASL) from the points of view of a native ASL speaker and of an ASL learner. In this new commission, Kim and Mader focus on so-called “initialized signs”—signs which incorporate the manual alphabet and are executed in an up-to-down motion using an open palm as a surface. This artist interview video will tell us more from behind the scene.
LP LAUNCH EVENT
Elom 20ce & Musquiqui Chihying & Gregor Kasper released The Currency, a vinyl LP made in conjunction with the exhibition (published by Sternberg Press), whose gold color brings to mind a wafer, one of the thin silicon discs used in the production of microchips.