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About

佛在沙灘上

Buddha on the Beach* comprises three large interactive installations, two live performances, and twelve works of visual and video art by contemporary Taiwanese artists. In tribute to Philip Glass and Robert Wilson’s 1976 opera *Einstein on the Beach*, the scenography is designed as a global space, aiming to provoke dialogue between the individual works while preserving the autonomy of each. It also adapts Buddhism’s “Six Realms of Karmic Rebirth” of Hell, Hungry Ghosts (great craving and eternal starvation), Beasts (stupidity and servitude), Asura (jealousy and constant war), Humans and Deva (heavenly pleasure) as metaphors for the complex changes and global crises. The exhibition offers a poetic glimpse of the current world and invites the viewer to reflect on our current crises and the need to invent new path for humanity.

Artworks

Long Live

It is the centenary of the Xinhai Revolution and the Cold War is long over. As neoliberalism sweeps the world and the logic of transnational capitalism becomes universal value, what are the eternal laws of history and what does the continuing life of nationalism mean? Tracing a journey from the chilling atmosphere of an abandoned bunker on the Kinmen archip

Hand

Eyong, a member of the Taiwanese aboriginal Seediq people, believes that handmade works speak louder than ideas, especially in an era obsessed with tapping and swiping tablet screens. The time invested in works like ‘Hands—My Unconventional Traditional Garment’ is an extension of her obsession with traditionally woven cloth. On the one hand

September’s Work 2012

This is a test of one day's luck. Every morning, I drive to my studio and I do not know how many red traffic lights I will encounter on the way. If I am lucky, it might just take fifteen minutes. If I run into traffic jams, my daily work will be delayed for more than two minutes. That’s why I shoot a video of my drive to work every morning, overla