UCCA presents a talk with Japanese sculptor Teppei Kaneuji to coincide with the opening of his exhibition, “Towering Something”. In the exhibition, Kaneuji gathers icons of modern culture and everyday objects—hula hoops, shopping carts, plastic dinosaurs, Doraemon—and assembles them into sculptural and cut-paper collages, resulting in Frankenstein sculptures that explore a separation of purpose and form. “White discharge,” or plastic resin, is poured over the mass of objects and then drips down to cover some pieces entirely, harden into stalactites, and pool on the ground. Intended to fill a mold, the resin instead acts as a shell, indicating a monstrous confrontation and embrace of the ambiguous and meaningless.
Teppei Kaneuji （artist）
- 15:30 - 17:00
- UCCA Auditorium
- In Japanese with Mandarin interpretation