Spectrosynthesis – Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now will be held at MOCA Taipei this fall with discussion sessions and guided tours happening at the same time. The groundbreaking show will be the first exhibition dedicated to LGBTQ issues to go on show at an art museum in Asia.
The works featured tell of 50 years of LGBTQ development in history and they all come together to deliver one single theme: 'the spectrum of light', a nod to the rainbow, an LGBTQ symbol.
Here are six out of the many artworks from the show to look forward to:
Samson Young: Muted Situation #5: Muted Chorus
Presented by Hong Kong sound artist and Generation T 2017 lister Samson Young, this video work will present a stage performance of a choral composition without projecting the musical notes. As a result, other sounds will be revealed, such as the inhale of the singers, the sound that their bodies make, and the rattling of the music scores. Another similar work of Young was on view at the Venice Biennale 2017.