2022 ACC FOCUS 《Aqua Paradiso》
2022 ACC FOCUS 《Aqua Paradiso》 is an integrative and convergent exhibition that explores a new relationship between the aquatic ecosystem and human life. This exhibition reminds the guest of the importance of water as the source of life by introducing the narratives of water in mythologies and human histories, and water that circulates natural ecology and offers healing effects.
- DateJune 6, 2022 (Thu) – Sep 12, 2022 (Mon)
10:00–20:00 (Wed, Sat)
*Closed every Monday
- PlaceSpace 3 / Space 4
- Age LimitAll ages
- Price Free
- TicketFree exhibition
However, such a “sublime” aspect of nature disappeared in the advent of Anthropocene. After the Industrial Revolution, nature has no longer become something miraculous to be awed: CO2 emissions skyrocketed, the ecosystem was disturbed; the boundary between the wild fell apart; various infectious diseases broke out on a periodic basis; and the desertification of farmland and forest accelerated. Through such a phenomena, nature has turned to be something protected, the weak and the grand other, and crisis beyond control.
The exhibition, Aqua Paradiso, intends to remind humans of the potential and “sublime” aspects of nature by examining “water,” the source of life, from various perspectives, through contemporary visual art. In doing so, we aim to rediscover and bear in mind how precious water is for the survival of humans, nature and the universe and the balance among them.
The 11 local and foreign contemporary artists participate in this exhibition to introduce a variety of narrations centered around “water” that first appeared when humans lived through the era of mythology and legends, accompanied humans along the history of colonial exploitation, creates stories while existing in the human unconsciousness, serves as the absolute regulator to strike the perfect balance in the natural eco system, drives the universe as a physical organism, and plays the greatest role as a healer.
ACC Creation, Space 3 / Space 4