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The Genius of the Crowd

Mike HJ Chang (Singapore/Taiwan)
Chen Wei (China)
Ko Sin Tung (Hong Kong)
Chulayarnnon Siriphol (Thailand)
Yao Jui-Chung (Taiwan)

The crowd is a complex and plural entity, swayed by socio-political forces as often as it serves as an agent for social change. Even as groups display discrete allegiances to seemingly abstract principles, these may be expressed in universal and elemental emotions like joy, excitement, fear, or anger. This exhibition features new and recent work by East and Southeast Asian artists that relate to groups and imagined communities during times of social and urban change. Through video, photography and sculptural installations, they explore how different segments of society represent communal and individual identities, how people call for symbolic and political space by staking claims on urban infrastructure, and articulate the ways that the energies and psychology of collective behaviour are expressed.

Pilots, 2017 by Mike HJ Chang
Sculpture installation, mixed media, dimension variable.

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