‘I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness, I want sin’
MOCA Taipei Video Screen
11/08/2018 - 30/09/18
In times of uncertainty and anxiety this exhibition brings together seven artists working with video who question its conventions through an exploration of its relationship to the real world, challenging the physical and conceptual limits of what it means to live in the world today. Many of the works probe the vast theme of time, layering history and memory, or focus on the transient, fragile nature of our existence and mortality.
The name of the exhibition is taken from Aldous Huxley’s novel Brave New World. When John the Savage moved into this “brave new world” from the Savage Reservation, feeling confused and blocked within and without the society, he cried out these words and chose to be unhappy. People's pursuit of happiness has modeled the cultural and financial construction of the consumerist society nowadays; however, there is a price to pay. This exhibition seeks to urge our reflection on the routines and restrictions in daily living, and to open up our imagination and thoughts for “a better world”.
Curated by Mark Lungley and Huang Yi-han
大衛•布蘭迪 David Blandy | 拉娜•洛克 Lana Locke | 伊萊翠•琳歌 Electra Lyhne-Gold | 盧克•麥基迪 Luke McCreadie | 里奇•莫門 Richie Moment | 賽斯•平洛 Seth Pimlott | 葉育君 Yujun Ye
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA, Taipei), 39, Changan W Rd, Taipei City