Aphorisms to Refute
Online Opening: August 19, 2019 11am EST
Exhibition August 19, 2019 - September 12, 2019.
Our thoughts are influenced from aphorisms of the past. In certain circumstances and situations these aphorisms may adversely effect our actions and those of others leading to the loss of our actual human desires or goals.
After 9 years in operation Spaces Objects Art (S0A) is creating its first online exhibition. It is suiting moment, where we must not overly commit ourselves to traditional ideas and supposed bits of truth that inhibit our current world. A past romantic idea of the past that art must or should be viewed and purchased in a gallery no longer leads to the most support for artists. In our post generation, our posts can yield favorable results. We should not deny ourselves of this. We have the ability to change our decision making process and internally refute traditional ideas of the past, leading to more or better well-being and pleasure. Trust yourself. Accept the aphorisms you agree with and refute or let go of the ones that are harmful or you disagree with.
The acceptance of the aphorism “if it doesn’t kill you it makes you stronger” can lead to dangerous thoughts, actions, and situations if we continue to adopt and communicate these aphorisms to each other, the impressionable, and future generations. The idea that inflictions make a person stronger may hold appear some relevance at times, although it often used as a justification for a situation, rather than a remedy.
Other aphorisms such as “out of sight, out of mind” rarely holds any value. This is often never true. “All things come to those who wait” leads to isolation and nothingness. “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 perspiration” is absolutely false. Sometimes it feels like it is 99 percent of what you are born into, it doesn’t matter how hard you try, no cares if you try.
These aphorisms cross cultures and the geographic north and south hemispheres. A global aphorism such as “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” when actually aesthetics are often subjectively set by a few individuals. In South Korea, the aphorism 하늘은 스스로 돕는 자를 돕는다, meaning, “heaven helps those who help themselves” is not beneficial for the individual nor society. In order for the individual and society to thrive and achieve our desires and goals, we very much need to help and allow each other to be as they wish.
The exhibition also focuses on how photography becomes a medium for installations that experienced in person in a particular situation created by the artist. Pieces of the installation live on either in the form of objects and in this exhibition with photography. In this solo exhibition, an installation created by Ju entitled “Everyone Deserves a Home” included a performance called "Pouring", where he poured an estimated 7.3 million pieces of fine grain sand on a bed, the world population in 2017 and the number of people that need a home. In other installations such as “Real Fun” the artist grabbed documentary photography pieces to produce vivid color imagery created by light and electricity to create color. In this exhibition, the aftermath of "Everyone Deserves" a home is presented to the audience.