inCube Arts announces the second edition of inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2015 in October. Organized by Chen Wei-ching, Joanne and curated by Wang Chun-Chi, Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani and Carol Yinghua Lu, the festival aims to continue its mission of exhibiting time-based art with perspectives from Asia. Three exhibition venues bring their artworks together in New York.
The last October 1, inToAsia: Time-based Art Festival 2015 opened with the exhibition Retina of the Unconscious, curated by Wang Chun-Chi. In physiology, the unconscious is referred to as the unacceptable thoughts and feelings that people have in their daily lives. The exhibition focuses the unsettled relation of consciousness and the unconscious. The works in Retina of the Unconscious explore the connection of eyes and ears, revealing the truth of being immediately present, here and now. Pursuing the same concept, the exhibition continues at inCube Arts SPACE, with a show featuring Taiwanese artist Ting Chaong-Wen’s installations.
The last October 3, Architectural Landscapes: SEA in the Forefront opened too, accompanied by a talk with curator Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani and featured artist Prateep Suthathongthai. These contemporary artworks from Southeast Asia are rarely exhibited as a theme in an art festival in New York. Architectural Landscapes: SEA in the Forefront is a great opportunity to explore the ever-changing social, cultural and economic transformation of the SEA region as the result of urbanization.
The last October 4, a screening programme entitled Cause Commune (Common Cause), curated by Carol Yinghua Lu, presented video works of artists from different Asian countries including China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan and the Philippines. Having taken its title from a short-lived journal called Cause Commune, founded by three French scholars in 1972, this programme includes works that embody a dissatisfaction with and an incessant curiosity and urge to inquire into given orders of life, phenomenon, common experience, assumptions and established historic accounts and power structure. These works speak about attempts to look into those layers of folds, caves and undercurrents that were neglected or repressed by existing social orders, appearances and organization of life.
Participating artists: Apichatpong Weerasethakul / Audrey Chen / Bo Kyung Suh / C. Spencer Yeh / Chang Wen Hsuan / Chihiro Minato / Chulayarnnon Siriphol / Donna Ong / Guan Xiao / Hao Ni / Ho Tzu Nyen / Joon Kim / Khvay Samnang / Kim Hak / Kuo I-Chen / Le Brothers / Liu Ding / Manny Montelibano / Meiro Koizumi / Nguyen Trinh Thi / Prateep Suthathongthai / Sejin Kim / Sok Chanrado / Tao Ya-Lun / Ting Chaong-Wen / Yi Xin Tong / Yuichiro Tamura