September 27 – October 19, 2019
With the artistic practices of Chang En-Man, Chen Wenli, and Anchi Lin as the starting point this exhibition gives space for artistic inquiry into methods of inheritance in the context of cultural practices, languages and ways of being that are passed down matrilineal lines.
It gives space especially to the experiences of blood-line carriers of endangered, indigenous cultures. As the exhibition title and the title of Anchi Lin’s new performance new work evokes, during Japanese colonial times, indigenous people in Taiwan were ranked according to degrees of assimilation. The terminology used depicted the degree to which someone might be “ripe” or ready for harvest.
This exhibition considers the resistance and resilience of actively inheriting and passing on of culture.
Un-Ripening: Recipes for De-Colonisation is organized in partnership between the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art and the Rotary Centre for the Arts. The exhibition will be on view from September 27 to October 19, 2019.