Bites Back at Art Labor, Shanghai by Howie Tsui

My first show in Shanghai opens this Saturday at ART LABOR.  Preview photos incoming.

Beside Yourself @ Audain Art Centre by Howie Tsui

  To be beside yourself.  To think of others, besides yourself. To feel outside yourself. We are in interaction with an affective field, the body a surface of intensities, the brain translating these, at times, as emotions or feelings. Artworks have the capacity to move us, and artworks contain much that resists interpretation. The ‘emotional turn’ in art might stem from the realization that the experience of the body means something, especially in its connection to the surrounding world – how relations between things, object, beings, and events, assemblages of materials and entities external to ourselves, have potential for sparking new affective relations. Feeling the body destabilized and decentered can bring one closer to demystifying the ’primacy of the subject,’ a position around which oppressive, alienating structures arose. We have come to realize that to be affected and to have the capacity to affect figures largely around questions of agency, and trying to come to terms with what lies beyond our knowledge can be of the utmost urgency. Beside yourself reflects on the potential of artworks as they exist in affective relation to us.

 

To be beside yourself.  To think of others, besides yourself. To feel outside yourself. We are in interaction with an affective field, the body a surface of intensities, the brain translating these, at times, as emotions or feelings. Artworks have the capacity to move us, and artworks contain much that resists interpretation. The ‘emotional turn’ in art might stem from the realization that the experience of the body means something, especially in its connection to the surrounding world – how relations between things, object, beings, and events, assemblages of materials and entities external to ourselves, have potential for sparking new affective relations. Feeling the body destabilized and decentered can bring one closer to demystifying the ’primacy of the subject,’ a position around which oppressive, alienating structures arose. We have come to realize that to be affected and to have the capacity to affect figures largely around questions of agency, and trying to come to terms with what lies beyond our knowledge can be of the utmost urgency. Beside yourself reflects on the potential of artworks as they exist in affective relation to us.

Leaked Pics - Retainers of Anarchy (Taohua Island) by Howie Tsui

Awaiting proper documentation, so can't share the complete piece, but don't mind leaking some of these details. 

Diaristic Puncturings by Howie Tsui

As the inceptive post on my new fangled site, I'd very much like to welcome y'all to snoop about, perv, gather intel and the like. I'll endeavour to keep content related to the 'art practice', but surely it will digress quickly into reptilian interests.