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BEIJING

Magician Space

Diagonal


YU CHENG-TA, FAMEME, 2019, still from video: 7 min 52 sec. Courtesy the artist and Magician Space, Beijing..


“Diagonal,” curated by Leo Li Chen, opened at Magician Space amid the aftershocks of another wave of Covid-19 cases in Beijing. Exploring the performance of identity through the video works of eight artists in East and Southeast Asia, the show also inadvertently exemplified the fragility of identification via the gallery experience: identity became a literal question as mask-wearing visitors struggled to recognize their acquaintances. Against the backdrop of…

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