tony oursler retrospective opens at kaohsiung museum of fine arts in taiwan

tony oursler retrospective opens at kaohsiung museum of fine arts in taiwan

kaohsiung museum of fine arts in taiwan presents ‘black box’, the first full-scale retrospective in asia devoted to the work of multimedia artist tony oursler. a pioneer of american multimedia and video art, oursler incorporates video, sculpture and performance into his practice. the exhibition showcases his most exemplary video installations, experimental films, and cinema work, created at the intersection of multimedia, audio-visual practice and poetry.

 

originally scheduled to open on april, 2020, ‘black box’ was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will now be on view from january 23 to may 16, 2021. back in april of last year, oursler shared a message with designboom’s readers in the form of a video transmission. you can read our interview with the artist as well as watch the video message here.

tony oursler retrospective opens at kaohsiung museum of fine arts in taiwantony oursler, ‘LOCK 2,4,6’, 2009. foam, fiberglass, resin, projectors, speakers, media players. dimensions variable

all images courtesy of tony oursler: black box official website

 

 

a pioneering figure in new media since the 1970s, tony oursler has been consistently redefining moving image and installation art through innovative and diverse methods. with satirical humor, the artist guides viewers through transformative three-dimensional environments that explore the human mind, spirit, popular culture, and the ambiguity of modern technology. opening on january 23, ‘black box’ at kaohsiung museum of fine arts marks the first major museum exhibition in asia devoted to the full scope of his career.tony oursler retrospective opens at kaohsiung museum of fine arts in taiwantony oursler, ‘kceps’, 2004. video projection on fiberglass. 60 x 45 x 25 cm

 

 

the exhibition includes works such as the grotesque and humorous characters in the ‘caricatures’ series (pictured above), which derive from the exploration of mechanical technology and human emotions. ‘imponderable’, another piece on display, is a 5D immersive feature-length film inspired by oursler’s own archive of ephemera relating to stage magic, spirit photography, pseudoscience, telekinesis, and other manifestations of the paranormal. last, the exhibition also includes the artist’s newest body of work, ‘GeN’, in which he explores the ramifications of facial recognition technology. you can learn more about ‘black box’ on the official website of the exhibition here, and discover more of oursler’s work on his instagram, and at lehmann maupin and lisson gallery.tony oursler retrospective opens at kaohsiung museum of fine arts in taiwantony oursler, ‘GeN’, 2020. single-channel video installation. 332 x 230 cmtony oursler retrospective opens at kaohsiung museum of fine arts in taiwantony oursler, ‘judy’, 1993. cloth, metal, wood, plastic flowers, used furniture, closed circuit surveillance system, audio intercom, four lcd video, projectors, four VCRs, four video tapes and three tripods. dimensions variable

tony oursler retrospective opens at kaohsiung museum of fine arts in taiwan

tony oursler, ‘imponderable’, 2015-2016. 5-d multimedia installation (film, color and sound). dimensions variable © tony oursler and LUMA foundation

tony oursler retrospective opens at kaohsiung museum of fine arts in taiwantony oursler, ‘the philosophers’, 1996. two dolls, wooden shelf, steel rods, video projection. 19 x 22.8 x 8.8 cm

tony oursler retrospective opens at kaohsiung museum of fine arts in taiwantony oursler, ‘open obscura’, 1996/2013. video projection, foam, resin,fiberglass, acrylic, sound diameter. dimensions variable

 

 

exhibition info:

 

name: black box

artist: tony oursler

organizers: kaohsiung museum of fine arts, tony oursler studio

curated and coordinated by: yulin lee(director), tseng fang-ling(head of exhibition department), alice ko nien-pu(co-curator),tsui tsai-shan(assistant curator), su yu-wen (assistant curator), tony oursler studio

location: gallery 101-103, kaohsiung museum of fine arts, 80 meishuguan road, kaohsiung 804407, taiwan, R.O.C.

duration: 23 january – 16 may 2021

support: LUMA foundation, lehmann maupian (new york, hong kong, seoul), lisson gallery (london, new york, shanghai), bernier / eliades gallery (athens) , galería moisés pérez de albéniz (madrid), galerie mitterrand (paris), baldwin gallery (aspen, colorado), galerie hans mayer (düsseldorf, germany), dep art gallery (milan, italy), fox jensen gallery (auckland, new zealand & sydney, australia), galleria in arco (turin, italy)

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