2018-07-04 21:21:10 China Minutes
On Saturday 7th July, as part of the Art Night event being held at a selection of art venues south of the river, the Hayward Gallery will project Yuan Goang-Ming's celebrated artwork, Dwelling onto the billboard opposite the Hayward Gallery entrance.
Regarded as a pioneer of Taiwanese video art, and one of the most influential artists working in the field of new-media art today Yuan Goang-Ming combines metaphor with the language of technology. Yuan's works have been known to explore such diverse topics as climate change, the refugee crisis, and the rise of populism, his works record the journey of an artist observing the perplexing state of the world today.
Dwelling, 2014 presents an ostensibly comfortable bourgeois living room. Despite the seemingly tranquil environs however, an underlying tension ripples through the quiet interior space. A sudden blast sends objects flying in every direction, before reversing their course and returning to their original position intact. As the room pieces itself back together making it difficult to tell if anything has happened at all. Though not instantly apparent to the viewer, Yuan has filmed the work underwater, imbuing the debris with a surreal, dream-like quality. Creating a scenario where the unthinkable invades the commonplace, Yuan alludes to the instability that lurks beneath the everyday.
For a chance to see Yuan's work alongside a host of other acclaimed artists be sure to head south of the river this Saturday.
Art night will run on Saturday 7 July from 6.00pm to 6.00am, transforming the Thames riverbank with new commissions, one-off artist projects and premieres by 12 internationally renowned artists for London’s largest free contemporary arts festival.