Exhibition Free

CHOU Ching-Hui

2/2/2024 - 2/18/2024

Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 2F Exhibition Gallery

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CHOU Ching-Hui

CHOU Ching-Hui, Animal Farm, No. 02, 2014

“We also live in a zoo, leading constrained lives. Society is a cage, and we all laugh as we watch others locked inside.”

In the “Animal Farm” series, the artist adopts the “zoo” as the filming setting, juxtaposing dreamlike vernacular spaces with the real enclosures of zoos by means of absurdity and displacement. The resulting images place humans alongside taxidermied animals, showcasing the extravagance and dilemmas of modern civilized life in a space that is both a home and a cage.

The artwork “No. 2” uses convenience stores as a concept to express the “fast food culture” and “instrumentalization” brought about by the mass production of contemporary society. It is as if people can only make choices from predetermined options, leading to a reliance on efficiency and modular living. This dependence simultaneously limits our vision and imagination, forming an invisible framework.

Dates: February 2 – 18, 2024, 10:00–20:00 (Until 18:00 on the final day)
Closed on Mondays [Please note the exhibition is open on Monday, February 12 but closed on Tuesday, February 13]
Venue: Tokyo Photographic Art Museum 2F Exhibition Gallery