(015) Tao Hui
'Embodied Mirror: Performances in Chinese Video Art', Group Exhibition
New Century Art Foundation (NCAF), No. A05, 797 East Road, 798 Art Zone, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China, [22.05.20 - 30.08.20]
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Pleased to share Tao Hui’s presentation in the group exhibition, ‘2020+’ at Red Brick Art Museum. ‘Earth perspectives’, 2020, a work that Olafur Eliasson created for the Serpentine Galleries’ ‘Back to Earth’ project is presented in the online portion of Red Brick Art Museum’s ‘2020+”’exhibition. The artist selected nine places on earth for their natural or human significance and created maps from these nine perspectives. This work shows that maps, space, and the Earth itself are constructed, and we all have the power to explore and interpret the Earth from new perspectives, whether individually or collectively.
Tao Hui’s ‘Hello, Finale!’, a series of nine videos is arranged in an orderly array within the exhibition space, which emphasize the intertextual and parallel relationships between the content of the work. The protagonists in frame have incomplete and one-sided conversations on the telephone; shot in Kyoto, the stories narrated in Japanese are adapted from Chinese news and the artist’ s personal experiences. These clips, with their sense of distance and yet familiarity, all echo the sense of finitude, which forms their main theme.