Transcrossing Identities, 2022

Curatorial team: Soyoun Kim, Kurina Sohn, Dae uk Kim
Participating artists: Che Go Eun, Dongwook Jang, Dae Uk Kim, Soyoun Kim, Marcos Kueh, Liam Lee, Sho Ota, Jaehun Park, Kurina Sohn, Leilei Wu, Yesum Yoon, Nomin Zezegmaa
Commisioned by Kazerne Gallery, Eindhoven, the Netherlands
funded by Cultuur Eindhoven, the Netherlands

Do you dream being a butterfly or are you a butterfly dreaming to be a human being? This metaphor from an ancient poem by Chinese philosopher Zhuang Zhou, about the transition between sleeping and awakening – living in different worlds, cultures and identities – was the inspiration for NeeNee’s exhibition in Kazerne. The Dutch collective of young transcultural Asian artists and designers presents the perspectives of twelve promising talents, all working from a world where culture is no longer bound by location, a world where traditional horizontal and vertical patterns of thinking are crossed by a variable and unrestricted reality. In the exhibition Transcrossing Identities, they reflect on the hybrid being; on the intersection of metamorphosis, interaction, connections and differences in gender and ethnicity.

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