“Scoring the Words” proposes itself as a piece of poetry to perceive artistic practice as a set of poetic language that gives rise to the common imagery, or the affect. Bringing together layers of creative practices that are either grounded in or hovering around Asia into the poetic form, the exhibition thus becomes at once a song for a collective and a language of resilience. Furthermore, through the works of the practitioners – all of whom have observed and articulated the political, social, and cultural movements in Asia that have unfolded synchronously—it questions how the collective consciousness and sensibilities congeal and emerge. With 14 artists, curators, researchers, and musicians, the exhibition does not intend to define a singular regional identity or represent contemporary phenomena as a theme. Rather, it examines the differences between each movement—particularly those of local experiences and characteristics—and questions whether there are particular thoughts and reflections that could be deemed “the Asian.”
Artists involved: A-Melting Pot (Daham Park & Boyeon Marta Shin), CAMP, Hera Chan & Edwin Nasr, Duto Hardono, Young In Hong, Dusadee Huntrakul, Yezoi Hwang, Suki Seokyeong Kang, Saša Karalić, Jompet Kuswidananto, Tiffany Sia, Chulayarnnon Siriphol, Koki Tanaka, Jason Wee.