The Body Electric



Group Exhibit curated by re.riddle
San Francisco, CA
April 17   May 19, 2019





ALEXANDMUSHI, Chair Conversations: Stonewall, Oaxaca, 2019.
Archival Pigment Print
21 x 28 inches, Edition of 7 with 2 AP




ALEXANDMUSHI, Chair Conversations: Apartment, Berlin #2, 2016.
Archival Pigment Print
21 x 28 inches, Edition of 7 with 2 AP





The Body Electric is an exhibition curated by re.riddle developed in collaboration with 41 Ross Alley and The Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco for their series Present Tense 2019: Task of Remembrance, which brings together projects that reflect on the complexities, gravity, and responsibility of remembering.

The Body Electric is a group exhibition that interprets the task of remembrance by spotlighting the corporeality of memory. The exhibition aims to examine the ways in which the human body functions as vessels for memory—and specifically, how memory impacts the flesh. The opening reception featured a 30 minute chair conversation with artists ALEXANDMUSHI, who uses a nonverbal language to communicate and learn about each other’s histories along with a poetry reading from author JiaJing Liu.

The Body Electric examines the potency of memory embodied in gestures and habits in relation to 'indirect' modes of memory via inscribing, recording or documenting. Corporeal memory may be characterized as being an embodied memory and/or an embodied remembering. Embodied remembering situates memory as being intrinsic to the body, because it re-enacts the past, it need not represent it. As such, the exhibition will consider motion, action, activity, and gesture of memory as it pertains to flesh and surface of the body. Artists ALEXANDMUSHI, Daniela Baldelli & Émile Noteris, Mark Baugh-Sasaki, Takming Chuang, Yosh Han, Summer Mei-Ling Lee, Lan Liu, Little Warsaw, Patricia Reinhart, Gabriele Stötzer, Wong Kit Yi and Shadi Yousefian will present their various approaches and perspectives, ranging from mid-20th century to contemporary views, on how memory impacts the flesh.




ALEXANDMUSHI, Chair Conversations: Chinatown, San Francisco, 2019.
Archival pigment print on rice paper (with video and equipment).
36 x 60 inches





ALEXANDMUSHI, Chair Conversations: Chinatown, San Francisco, 2019.
Archival pigment print on rice paper (with video and equipment).
36 x 60 inches




Press





Opening Night


The Body Electric exhibit opening night, 2019.




The Body Electric exhibit in-situ, 2019.




The Body Electric exhibit opening night, 2019.




The Body Electric exhibit opening night, 2019.




Chair Conversations Performance



Photos courtesy of Benito Strummer


Mark