Yunjoo Kwak (DAI, 2011) is very happy to announce a special exhibition that rarely addresses the issue of deaf and hearing culture into the global art scene. Her contribution is a documentation of her lecture performance, Inverted Odyssey, which she'd improvised during her residency at Duende Studio in Rotterdam, 2009. Yunjoo offers you to remotely watch the shortened version of 6 minutes from the original version of 20 minutes. Click here to find the link + more information about Art and Signs. Deaf Culture / Hearing Culture (the exhibition at the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art lasts till October 9, 2022).

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Art and Signs. Deaf Culture / Hearing Culture presents art that lies at the intersection of Deaf culture and hearing culture. It showcases works by artists who take various systems of language and communication as their point of departure, exploring themes of difference, similarity, and singularity. Concealing neither their own perspectives nor the limitations thereof, the artists seek to open up new possibilities within existing boundaries.

The works in the exhibition are by artists whose practices revolve around sound, music, speech, sign language, signs, and written language, and the inherent artistic potential of these domains. Through interdisciplinary and inspiring practices, the boundaries between dance, performance, music, language, literature, and painting begin to dissolve. Art and Signs raises questions about connections and intersections between Deaf culture and hearing culture, shedding light on social, cultural, and political hierarchies in the process.

The first edition of this exhibition took place in 2012 in Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien in Berlin. An Paenhuysen co-curated the exhibition with the artist Wolfgang Müller who, from 1980 onwards, collaborated with Gunter Trube on various projects. In Germany, the performer and artist Gunter Trube (1960‒ 2008) played a significant role in the struggle for the recognition of Deaf culture.

This 2022 edition of the exhibition is curated by An Paenhuysen, in close collaboration with Deaf culture and art advisor Alice Hu. The expanded exhibition focuses on Deaf culture in the Asian context.

Organizers: Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art and Department of Culture and Education of the German Consulate General Shanghai

Artists: Yunjoo Kwak (Korea), Gunter Trube (Germany), Die Tödliche Doris (Germany), Ming Wong (Singapore), Wolfgang Müller (Germany), Christine Sun Kim (U.S.), Signmark (Finland), Roman Signer (Switzerland), Youmee Lee (Korea), Zione Hong (U.S.), Zhang Zhuoling, Yang Jianhua, Xu Min, Cai Rui, soundpocket (Wayne Choi, Joseph Yiu, Wai Lun Hsu, Lai Ping So, and So Wai-Lam), Alice Hu Xiaoshu, and Pu Wenyuan 
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Link to Yunjoo Kwak's contribution: