13 Jul Apertruth
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S.A.C. Subhashok The Arts Centre
curated by Linjie ZHOU
Group Invitational Exhibition by Chinese Photographers
at Art Centre Bldg. – 2nd floor
Subhashok The Arts Centre, Bangkok
22 August – 25 October 2020
Opening Reception: 22 August 2020, 1:00-7:00 PM
As we move firmly into the era being called “Late Capitalism” we are seeing the battle between the values of truth being heavily contested. Truth wavers back and forth between surface and innermost takes on reality. Experiences ask us to take things at face-value, even using stereotypes to drive our perceptions. But when things get complicated, we tend to focus harder on the judgments that we make.
Modern culture has been on this trajectory since the 1990s when superficiality rose and hypervisibility became the new norm. Society wanted everything on view and exposure became capital. Our brains grew oversaturated with the bombardment of surface level culture in the form of entertainment, news, and other social distractions. Lately, as the ramifications of this age show themselves more frequently, we’ve been forced to look inside, trying to uncover a deeper reality.
Western culture has been deeply influenced by the social relation between generality and depth since the time of Plato. Now, we live in a unique moment in history, as the world is united by the models that were born of these ideologies, we are seeing the battle of truth and reality manifesting itself in many ways. Regional problems have expanded to have global consequences. The easy access to knowledge has made truth debatable. In the year 2020, society is undergoing a complicated trial with how it sees itself.
Knowledge, facts, and truth are the creations of people and language. They have shown that they can always be repackaged or undone over time. Leaders of societies and the medias that observe them know that the truth is a flexible idea as information is often incomplete or omitted. Further abbreviations of events and generalizations of important details can misdirect the point. The truth is often misunderstood but its inaccuracy is tolerated.
Furthermore, no matter how much the variety of our truth and the available differences in our facts, deep down we should recognize that information does not just happen. Throughout much of history, the range of human knowledge was not directly available. Societies funneled facts to people that carried their own cultural interpretations of how or why the truth was important. In the year 2020, we see that we still continue to shape the truth to suit our own versions of reality, even if subconsciously. We as a society today are undergoing a complicated trial with how we see ourselves and our responsibility to the truth.
Subhashok The Arts Centre is delighted to invite you to the opening of “Apertruth” on August 22, 2020 at 1:00-7:00 PM, Subhashok The Arts Centre, Sukhumvit 39 (Phrom Phong BTS station), Art Centre Bldg., 2nd floor Map
The opening night and installation view