March 11 – April 7, 2019
“Exercise Living: Stay Calm” is a special project that was on view 24/7 on the window of 41 Ross.
When you think you are eating a chicken drumstick that you cannot see, are you still eating a drumstick? In a series of performance videos, collectively entitled Exercise Living, Tsui transforms quotidian scenes we are familiar with into sites of performance through his actions.
Scenes of pigeons, wanderers, the Goddess of Democracy, and playing children juxtaposing against the inspirational writing--“Stay Calm”--atop the pavilion in Portsmouth Square. Much like the real world, absurdities become more unsurprising as everyday contradictions become habitual.
About the Artist :
He was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1974. In 1997 he graduated from National Institute of the Arts and has exhibited internationally since, including Venice Biennale, Liverpool Biennale, Reina Sofia Museum, Chelsea Art Museum, Mori Museum, OK Centrum.
Supporters: Mayor's Office Community Challenge Grants Program, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Grants for the Arts
Special thanks to the Asian Cultural Council