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Here There

“此/cǐ/彼/bǐ/”, translated as “here, there” in English, are two Chinese characters that were first explained by Mozi, a Chinese philosopher from the Hundred Schools of Thought period (from the 6th century to 221 BC). The book “Mozi · The Scriptures” includes a detailed argument of the opposition of “here” and “there”. His theory is that “here” and “there” debates each other and when one tries to address “here”, “there” should be avoided, vice versa.

At the time of 2019 Lunar New Year, overseas artists are resemblant of the concept “here”; yet what lies over “there” is what they call root and home. “Here” can be the divergent thoughts of our contemporary artists, while “there” would be the time-honored and treasure-like tradition. “Here” represents the individual; while “there” may be celestial.

Location: Westfield World Trade Center, 185 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007
Category: Exhibition
Time: February 8, 2019

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