LUO Jr-Shin
participates “ Subzoology: 2020 Taiwan Biennial” at National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Date: 2020/ 10/ 17-2021/ 02/ 28

Venue: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts 101-108, 202 Gallery, Lobby, Gallery Street, Museum Outdoor Area, spaces in “satellite event” and “collateral events”

Curator: YAO Jui-Chung



“Luo Jr-Shin’s installation work ‘Like a filter, matters passed through you and became a part of you’, which is a consolidated, upgraded edition of his two previous solo exhibitions ‘Snails (Not Included)’ (2019) and ‘Like a Urinal in a Nightclub’ (2018). A metaphor for the explosive bestial state of primal desires is created through hybrid space outfitted like a nightclub, boutique, or motel with cheap vinyl flooring and matting; buckets of iodine solution; sinks whose spout are connected to water pumps; snail shells sans snails and vibrant fruits; implements for making liquid stimulants like glass vessels, filtering papers, funnels and mortar and pestle, etc.; a mirror fitted with florescent lights in a UV printed metal frame; and even contains Viagra. These arenas composed of “ill-materialism” are vessels for mortal desires and come from the most primal of human fears–loneliness that seeks out loneliness.”


– excerpt from the curatorial statement of ‘Subzoology’ by Yao Jui-Chung



For more information, please check Subzoology: 2020 Taiwan Biennial Website