I have not loved (enough or worked)

ABOUT

I have not loved (enough or worked) exists almost like an experiential, literary tale, one which opens out our experience of love and longing, loneliness and loss, and how our understanding of these tangled, at times tortuous notions shape our relationships to the world as collectives, as pairs and as other social assemblies.

Bringing together films, photography, painting and sculpture by Hai-Hsin Huang, Daisuke Kosugi, Pixy Liao, Lin Zhipeng (aka No.223), Rinko Kawauchi, Sejin Kim, Lieko Shiga, and Tao Hui, the exhibition reveals how deeply enmeshed our bodies, and the subjective forces of love and desire, are within the formations of globalisation, colonialism, technology and capitalism.

The selection of works show that people are fragile, finite. Their bodies, their subjectivities, are composed of boundaries that need careful guarding and constant negotiation, even as feelings, memories and emotions pour out from each of us and complicate all kinds of encounters. It is this energetic dualism that defines our cultural, social and economic worlds and that we can reshape by uttering our intentions, asking questions, formulating ideas and committing to lofty abstractions.

In this, we might: open up nasty wounds behind our hearts, and name the layers of love and loss that animate us, that reveal how our vulnerability is not a weakness but rather a place from which we compose new ways of being in the world and with each other, as friends, family, workmates and lovers…or all at the same time.

Such sentiments provide a tentative platform to consider how these works were brought into being under an impulse to assert the complex existence of a temporal, multiply inflected subject, in flux with the world around it.

I have not loved (enough or worked) is an acknowledgement of the strange agency we fragile people have in participating in that mobile re-shaping, together and alone.

DETAILS

  • Date

    18 Nov 2022 - 23 Apr 2023

SPONSORS

  • Australia Council of the Arts Logo
  • Simon Lee Foundation Logo
  • Alex Hotel Logo
  • Singapore Airlines Logo

EXHIBITION ARTISTS

Hai-Hsin Huang

Daisuke Kosugi

Pixy Liao

Lin Zhipeng (aka No.223)

Rinko Kawauchi

Sejin Kim

Lieko Shiga

Tao Hui