THE OVERVIEW PERSPECTIVE at ART SONJE ART CENTER

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2018
A series of solo exhibitions/retrospectives, starting at Art Sonje Center that continued at the Kunsthaus Graz in 2019 and Kuandu Museum, Taipei 2020 and MOCA Taipei 2021.

The title of the exhibition, The Overview Perspective — derived from the term “overview effect”, which describes a shift in the awareness of astronauts during their space flights when they view the earth whilst in orbit. Looking at the earth as a blue dot in the universe, looking at oneself from the outside, means both stepping back and gain- ing distance as well as a shift in perspective – a parallax.

The exhibition is not a retrospective – but the works shown at the exhibition and produced for it describe a shift in perspective, both looking back at some older works and within the narration of the exhibition.There is a shift away from a personal level (from salariiman to superman, Jun Yang and Soldier Woods) to a social and political stand- point (Camouflage – Look like them,Talk like them; Becoming European or How I grew up with Wiener Schnitzel) and a historical perspective (The Age of Guilt and Forgiveness,The Buck Stops Here).Then there is the view from

a distance, from outer space (Across Stars and Seas, The Overview Perspective). It also tells the story of ‘moving away’ from a scenario where the artist appears in his own performances and speaks about his own history in order to address social issues – finally, he disappears both as the ‘creator’ of the work and the sole subject/object.

The exhibition draws connections to The Parallax Hanok at the Art Sonje Center, which Yang realised in 2016. It marks the conclusion of The Monograph Project, which also functions as the catalogue for the exhibition.

The Overview Perspective at Art Sonje Center was the of a series of solo exhibitions/retrospectives, that continued at the Kunsthaus Graz in 2019 and Kuandu Museum, Taipei 2020 and MOCA Taipei 2021.

exhibition poster by Moonsick