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Asia Culture Center, 《Homo Faber: Craft in Contemporary Sculpture》

05 Sep 2019 - 23 Feb 2020


KIM Beom, 〈Paper Wrapped (Odds and Ends #4)〉, 2016. odds and ends wrapped with pigmented paper pulp, 31x75.5x38cm. Courtesy of the artist and STPI. Photoⓒ Katariina Träskelin.

The ACC presents an exhibition featuring contemporary artworks of 14 artists from seven countries(BÙI Công Khánh, Suki Seokyeong KANG, KIM Beom, LIU Wei, Mai-Thu PERRET, Sopheap PICH, Matthew RONAY, Thomas SCHÜTTE, Do Ho SUH, Rosemarie TROCKEL, Paloma VARGA WEISZ, Claudia WIESER, Haegue YANG, YIN Xiuzhen), that combine the best of two disciplines highlighting the role of human hands. 《Homo Faber: Craft in Contemporary Sculpture》 sheds a new light on contemporary sculpture after 1990 by showcasing sculpture works created with crafting skills. This exhibition represents a formalistic approach that highlights the validity of the genre at the crossroads of sculpture and craft. It promulgates an understanding of humans as “homo faber,” beings who create things with tools, while presenting an allegory of contemporary sculptors, accentuating the political, social, and cultural contexts of the formality of sculpture works, and offering a new interpretation of the current status of contemporary sculpture.

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