(001) Frieze London Online Viewing Room 2020
'Frieze London Online Viewing Room ', Art Fair
Online Viewing Rooms, [09.10.20 - 16.10.20]
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Delighted to announce Yang Chi-Chuan’s (b. 1985, Taiwan) solo exhibition, ‘Plastonki’ at Künstlerhaus Bethanien.
In her site-specific installations, Yang Chi-Chuan employs storytelling to explore relations between people, places, objects and events. For ‘Plastonki’, Yang has created a new audio work that looks at the disruption modern industry has made to the natural world through the eyes of non-human actors. Mixing fact and fiction, science and myth, the exhibition’s title refers to the story’s emponymous main character who represents not only petrochemical products but also a new species. Alongside this recording, Yang has produced a series of handcrafted ceramic works, which take their shapes and colours from climbing gyms and discarded items of trash, showing the myriad of ways these long-lasting products have infiltrated our lives. As the artist says, “Plastonki represents new knowledge and possibility but also an evil force.”
– Text by Künstlerhaus Bethanien