Exhibitions on Screen: AGWA I have not loved (enough or worked)
I have not loved (enough or worked) speaks intimately to each individual, immediately questioning whether you yourself have done enough in work, and in love. It is an emotionally moralistic title which measures your personal and professional productivity in relation to feelings of guilt, shame, anger and despair and to matters of connection, care for others, and care for yourself.
The work of each artist in this exhibition exists almost like an experiential, literary tale – one that opens out our experience of love and longing, loneliness, and loss. We are invited to contemplate 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. The exhibition reveals how deeply enmeshed our bodies, and the subjective forces of love and desire, are within the fantasies of ‘the good life’.
Bringing together works in video, 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 articulates the ways that people are fragile, finite. Their bodies, their subjectivities, are composed of pathways that need careful guarding and constant negotiation, just 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.
This digital exhibition shows a selection of the works now on display at the Art Gallery of Western Australia, 18 November 2022 - 23 April 2023.
21 December – 31 January 2023 | 12pm
1 February – 23 April 2023 | 11am
Cnr Lake and James Street
Northbridge WA 6003