GOOD GOOD HUMOR DAY DAY ART — IN THE RACK ROOM #34

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GOOD GOOD HUMOR DAY DAY ART — IN THE RACK ROOM #34

SOJIN KIM
YUQIU MAO
RUI YAMAGUCHI
JIANZE ZHAO

Curated by Good Good Humor Day Day Art Group, IESA Paris

Opening reception: TUE, JUN 25, 2024, 6pm—8pm

Exhibition dates: JUN 25 — JUN 28, 2024
Open hours: WED — FRI, 11am — 6pm

LAGE EGAL [IN THE RACK ROOM]
Liselotte-Herrmann-Str. 26 (HH), 10407 Berlin

Contact: goodgoodhumordaydayart@gmail.com
+33 66857787 (Yaqi Chen)

The exhibition project GOOD GOOD HUMOR DAY ART will present a series of works by Asian artists based in Europa with cross-cultural life backgrounds.The selected works include a series of installations by Chinese artist YUQIU MAO; video works by Japanese artist RUI YAMAGUCHI; video works by Korean artist SOJIN KIM; and performances and workshops by another Chinese artist JIANZE ZHAO.

The exhibition uses the differences between Eastern and Western cultures as the source of inspiration, and explores the challenges of identity and confusion that Eastern artists living in foreign lands often face when they are culturally lost, and “humor” may be a way to break through this dilemma and allow wanderers to enter the exit of the world situation with a more comfortable attitude.

In her series of installation works, artist YUQIU MAO explores the violence generated by mutual games in interpersonal communication, especially the work “Mandatory meetings”, by mimicking the shape of the Judas chair they have the function of a torture device, the artist uses a humorous way to reshape the source of these violence or record the process of violence.

Performance artist RUI YAMAGUCHI’s witty video work “Unbalanced Walk” uses a shaking umbrella as a metaphor for the struggle of living in Paris as an immigrant artist. At the same time, it also symbolizes the turmoil in the world during the war between Palestine and Israel.

“Tear garden” created by another artist SOJIN KIM, combined with his real life experience, questioned whether a love affair in a foreign land will eventually become an electronic poem ? 

“Imitate newspaper” is a performance created by artist JIANZE ZHAO. It presents a sense of humor prompted by language barriers. When all translations of language and images fail, a creature that comes to a strange land begins to use own body to process the information and visuals spread here.

As a friendly self-introduction of Asian artists to Berlin, the GOOD GOOD HUMOR DAY DAY ART project aims to demonstrate sharp and humorous insights into daily life through the works of four artists, while dismantling the unspeakable situation while rediscovering the vitality Life.

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