2018 A4 in Residence Exhibition: The Texture, Silence and Reversal of Language

Youngjae Lih uses images to construct a history, a history of this city in individual´s eyes.

Youngjae Lih has always concerned about the covering machanism in human memory and cognition. In his piece in Chengdu, he places interesting points into this larger, ready-made system. Through their complexity and ordinariness, the artist uses these images to construct a history, a history of this city in individual’s eyes.

 Lih’s work in Chengdu contains two parts. Unseen I/II are seas of pictures produced by using the “glasses” made by himself. Of Crosed Paths Series records the traces of communication in different cultures, the appropriation and juxtaposition of images from different cultures. The resulting absurdity, strangeness, or ordinariness became part of the urban landscape, impressions and memories of the city within the temporal dimension. 

In the opening of his exhibition at A4 Art Museum, we also invited professor Zhang Yi to hold a talk with our artist, to discuss about the mechanism of human memory, the connections between different cultures, the passage of time, and urban space.