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𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 π‘ͺ𝒖𝒕𝒆 Exhibition

February 3 - March 2

Free

Dates: 3 Feb to 2 Mar 2024

Venue: A+ Works of Art, Kuala Lumpur

A+ is pleased to announce, 𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 π‘ͺ𝒖𝒕𝒆, a group exhibition featuring:

Angie Fan (@angelafantasy)
Apichaya Wannakit (@bimapichaya)
BUDDHAANDZ (@buddhaandz)
Ella Wijt (@ellawijt)
MM. Kosum (@mm.kosum)
Unchalee Anantawat (@unchaleee)
Vu Dieu Huong (@eggreligion)
Wiyoga Muhardanto (@pantatresin)

𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 π‘ͺ𝒖𝒕𝒆 begins with the demonstrative. There is something indubitable about our sense of cuteness. Apparently, it’s biological: something to do with an evolutionary desire to care for adorable children and animals. But it also has much to do with the present historical moment: no longer the preserve of subcultures, the cute has become popular and pervasive, with a well-developed database of cat videos, uWu, cottage-core and the coquette. Today, the issue of subjective judgement concerns not the cute thing itself, but our reactions, which can range from being utterly charmed to acute repulsion.

This exhibition deals with the moment of encounter between the viewer and the cute. It features works by eight contemporary artists where the cute appears but then unfurls wildly. Some of these artists are studied veterans of the cute; they deliberately harness its neotenous forms and its comforting familiarity to complicate its repertoire, and our relationships with technology, religion, and society. For others, cuteness is part of a practice of playfulness as well as a means of sensitising our gaze into the world.

𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕’𝒔 π‘ͺ𝒖𝒕𝒆 is an open invitation to reconsider how obvious visual and symbolic qualities can translate into uncertain feelings, and to encounter the cute’s powerful provocation to embrace the furry and the fuzzy.

In collaboration with RUBANAH Underground Hub (@rubanahundergroundhub) and Neu Contemporary (@neucontemporary)

Sponsored byΒ @samsungmalaysia

Details

Start:
February 3
End:
March 2
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/AplusArt.asia/

Organizer

A+ Works of Art
Phone:
+60 18-333 3399
Email:
info@aplusart.asia
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Venue

A+ Works of Art
d6-G-8, d6 Trade Centre, 801, Jln Sentul, Sentul Selatan
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur 51000 Malaysia
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Phone:
+60 18-333 3399
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