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Limited Intentionality
Group Exhibition ShanghART M50, Shanghai
Date: 03.22, 2024 - 05.11, 2024

Artists: Cai Lei, Hang Chunhui, Liu Yue, Su Chang, Sun Wenjia, Xu Siyi
Curator: Zhang Jiarong

If, as Kant claimed, schematization is the very mechanism for human beings’ use of intelligence, then vision can be considered a premise for human reason. In the realm of contemporary art, Op Art once explored the relation between visual illusion and human cognition, involving what gestalt psychology researched the correlation between perceptual fields and perceived objects. In the history of ideas, one can trace back to the studies on intentionality by Franz Brentano, a philosopher and founder of act psychology from Austro-Hungarian Empire in the late 19th century. His significant contribution was to envisages the potential psychological objects as parts of something actual. In brief, within intentional activities, there exists an asymmetry between cognition and consciousness, namely, the impossible of correspondence between perceived object and perception itself. Till to the aesthetic notion proposed by object-oriented ontology, the very asymmetry expressed in artworks is categorized as “non-subjective correlation.” Therefore, the idea of arts is anchored based on a manifestation of impersonal elements. In the other words, the task of contemporary art aims to embody the concept of the “object-oriented”, in which consciousness, perception, and intentional activities of bodies are dominated by objects, and asymmetry is presented within such dominance. In this exhibition, we will see how different artists’ works present various aspects of the object-oriented, whereby they try to express a non-subject correlated and asymmetry triggered by intentional activities. It can be said that if the subjectivity and personality is posited as the ground of phenomenon, intentionality will be limited in intellectual concepts. How is emanation of intentionality possible?  The asymmetry brought by artistic ideas may be an answer.

Cai Lei’s Works present a re-examination of asymmetry between daily visual perception and spatial cognition, in which the conventional notions of space are compressed that lead to an illusory experience of geometric vision.

Hang Chun-hui’s pieces restructure human visual perception through the textures of different materials, forming images that embody the ambiguity in a phenomenological sense, and thus the schematization is difficult to be determined.

Liu Yue’s works attempt to explore the “directedness” of intentionality, for perception is always dominated by vision. In his work, to highlight the asymmetry between cognition and consciousness, visual perception is distorted or reduced to secondary perception.

Su Chang’s works pinpoint the significance of the body schema to perception, which display the reversibility of bodies. In his works, the simulated limbs constitute the mirroring between perception and body sensation.

Sun Wen-jia’s works delve into the relation between body schema and intentionality, with objects (lacquer and fossil) in his works implicating the history in a geological sense. Instead of subject correlated thought, the artist’s works conversely initiate the discourse of objects.

Xu Si-yi ‘s works reveal the effect of sexuality on intentional activities, where the relation between body schema and eroticism always implies the object-oriented dimension.

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Current Exhibition | Group Exhibition "Limited Intentionality" Opening & Conversation 22 March | ShanghART WeChat

Works Exhibited :
The Ilimited-intentionality
2022
SWJ_3604
The Ilimited-intentionality
2023
SWJ_1320
The Ilimited-intentionality
2023
SWJ_0223
The Ilimited-intentionality
2024
HCH_6504
The Ilimited-intentionality
2024
HCH_1780
The Ilimited-intentionality
2024
HCH_0756
The Ilimited-intentionality
2024
HCH_5206
The Ilimited-intentionality
2024
HCH_1743
The Ilimited-intentionality
2024
CL_8514
The Ilimited-intentionality
2024
CL_4125
The Ilimited-intentionality
2024
CL_0612
The Ilimited-intentionality
2023
HCH_7266
The Ilimited-intentionality
2023
HCH_8580
The Ilimited-intentionality
2024
HCH_6050
The Ilimited-intentionality
2023
XSY_8484
The Ilimited-intentionality
2023
XSY_9489
The Ilimited-intentionality
2021
XSY_4021
The Ilimited-intentionality
2021
XSY_1075
The Ilimited-intentionality
2021
XSY_6582

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ShanghART M50 | Group Exhibition Limited Intentionality" Opening & Conversation on March 22nd ,

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