the most beautiful bird of our time
The world we live in and step on our feet might be a bowl of potage. On top of its very thin, thin layer of dried surface we walk on, ineptly, step by step. But, oops. When you miss even by half a step, or by just a bit of strength in your step, the surface breaks, and then we let ourselves immerse into the thick, sticky soup.
People often say that life is a burden on us. Yet every mission that life gives us is as lightweight, but heavy as touching the glass ornaments for Christmas trees. They seem too mesmerizing and sparkling to think it belongs to this world. However, if you put a little bit of pressure on your hand, or if your hand slips, they easily fall apart on the ground and leaving a bleeding wound from the sharp cut.
The surface of life is vulnerable and fragile. The boundary between reality and non-reality is as ephemeral as a dried surface of potage or glass ornaments. If the ground that we stand on is hard enough, our life could have been easier to live - if the borders of real and unreal, fact and imagination is clear, or to distinguish good and evil.
Life is difficult as I live, my mind is the least I can know, and I often find it doubtful if my wills have been even there in the first place. I think it’s the monster called capitalism that dominates our life, but even so, it suddenly questions me the substance of that monster. The moment when you have to stand on the ball like a circus clown with heavy loads and your eye closed, what we need is something that holds our hands, guides us where to go, and lights up for us.
Regardless of how you call it; you may say the guardian angel was looking at you, or say that a ray of light illuminated me in tears, or else, you might say that you saw one of the most beautiful birds of our time there.
The exhibition named <Affaire de coeur 5- the most beautiful bird of our time> organized by Rudolf Ruegg will be opening at Lee Eugean Gallery in October 2019. Different from previous exhibitions which encouraged the audience to examine their own mind and then look at the distance between others, this fifth exhibition emphases on how we turn our attention to the limitation and instability of the world that we stand against. This collaborative space, which has created by artworks and vintage design furniture from various artists and designers are particularly concentrating on abstraction, inspires the viewers not to be dazzled by the glitzy image of modernity, but to facing straight to the fragile reality. Stretch out your body and look away, and do not stop until you find your bird.