Interweaving Poetic Code is an exhibition that discovering the multi-faceted practice of computing, on the one hand, it examines the operating code of conduct and the coding system applied by the technology around it, and on the other hand, it explores alternative alternatives to shape an inclusive society with caring concepts.
The exhibition showcased a series of Taeyoon Choi’s artistic practices, including text, graphics, paintings, as well as records of past performances and his first weaving work. At the same time, it also exhibited his creative and friendly works. Cross-domain works lead visitors to embark on a journey of textile coding, and the various works of his colleagues on the exploration journey of textile coding.
Sam Gilliam’s sole exhibition which features new works by the artist. All the paintings in the exhibition were created by the artist in 2021. These works are based on the hypotenuse abstract paintings that Gilliam has been continuously developing since the 1960s. Gilliam’s early painting methods were based on dyeing techniques adopted by Washington School colorists in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, and Kenneth Noland. At this time, the artist began to experiment with different techniques and materials, dyeing and pouring paint and other materials directly on the canvas, while folding and crumpling its wet surface, creating a variegated combination of luminous colors and depth.
The new paintings on display in this exhibition reflect Gilliam’s continuous experimentation with hypotenuse canvases. With a keen attention to surface, alchemy and volume, these paintings provide a wealth of texture constellations, material, and sublime composition. His abstract expression method is deep and full of vitality, often Including folding, soaking and dyeing the canvas, and then applying a thick layer of paint mixed with the material as pure paint, sawdust, tiny particles and other debris from the studio floor. Use rake, steel brush, etc. Tool, Gilliam then exposed the glowing color layer underneath, like fire from volcanic ash.
Friends and Strangers is a group exhibition by 4 New York-based artists Blake Daniels, Daniel Morowitz, Billy Sullivan, and Scout Zabinski who explore the diaristic potential of figuration to Hong Kong and depicting themselves (real or imagined) as their friends, or their lovers.
In every painting, there is a barrier to entry: the coded personal or cultural symbols of queer mythology in Daniel Morowitz’s paintings, medicine bottles and longings in the portrait of Scout Zabinski, painted by Blake Daniels, the ominous or spooky apparitions in the movie, and the indifferent gaze Billy Sullivan captures in his subject, immediately invites the audience while always keeping a certain distance from them.
From figurative abstraction, magical realism to self-portrait, the works are shown in “Friends and Strangers” all emphasize the way in which the gaze and the subject are integrated into their respective reality. The mosaic fusion of the characters embodied in the paintings of “Friends” with the coexisting reality of queer space, imaginary space, or physical space is influential, honest, original, and sincere. These characters were blatantly exposed, while desperately hiding in conspicuous places. Each different composition has a centrality—as if each character is captured in the midfield spotlight, revealing the tension between their acceptance and voyeurism or contempt. These works rely on the participation of the audience as active and responsible observers rather than passive observers.
I Am Like You is a solo exhibition by the French artist and sculptor Sylvestre Gauvrit, which include works recently formed by the artist in the flow, as well as sketches that have never been seen before.
Inspired by childhood observations of nature and surfing waves, the artist’s works are defined by perceptual lines and natural forms, as imagined in “Coco” (2021) and “Orchis” (2021), where the female shape is visible of. He is interested in the potential energy and feelings that his sculptures stimulate, as well as believes that his work is a space in which the visible and the invisible, the fragile and strong, the destruction and construction, find a place of harmony. Using materials such as marble and marine grade stainless steel, his work seems to embody the spirit. In order to create an immersive experience, a special soundtrack called “The Other Side” created by Jeremy Prot and Fabiano Laghi will be accompanied by the works are on display.
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing is a deep personal storybook that reveals the memories of childhood trauma for the first time. By addressing the “vulnerability brought about by trauma and adversity at a young age”, we will explore how we can better understand each other and ourselves.
Through in-depth personal conversations, the author and the famous brain and trauma expert Dr. Bruce Perry proposed a groundbreaking and profound change.
The author also shared her own past story and learned through experience the vulnerability brought about by trauma and adversity in her youth. Throughout the dialogue, she and the doctor focused on understanding people, behavior, and us. This is a subtle but profound shift in our approach to trauma. It allows us to understand our past in order to clear the way for our future-opening the door to recovery and healing in an effective and powerful way.