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Mi Mi Ke


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We are pleased to announce a solo exhibition with Taiwanese artist Yao Jui-chung at the occasion of the open art in Munich 2022. A long-planned project that is finally coming to fruition. Born in 1969 in Taipei/Taiwan, Yao Jui-chung is now internationally recognized as one of the most innovative Chinese-speaking artists of his generation. He has exhibited worldwide. In 1997 and 2022, he represented Taiwan at the Venice Biennale. He has participated in the Yokohama Contemporary Art Triennale, Asia Pacific Brisbane Triennale, Taipei Biennale, Shanghai Biennale, Beijing Photo Biennale, Venice Architecture Biennale, Media City Seoul Biennale, Asia Triennial Manchester, Asia Biennale, Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Jakarta Biennale, and Sydney Biennale.

Yao specializes in photography, installation and painting. The subjects of his works are varied, but they all explore the absurdity of human existence on an everyday, spiritual or political level.
He says: "The 3-month residency here at Villa Waldberta / Munich Art Residence gives me peace, strength and new inspiration. My ideas bubble up, so that here for the exhibition in the Apartment of Art / Apartment of Art a whole new series of paintings has been created, which incorporates Western legends, everyday scurrilities, Shang-hai Jing (Chinese mythology about 2500 years ago) and historical ornamentation.“

Typical of his painting is the use of Western and traditional Eastern elements, often touching on religious and spiritual themes, but also, as in the series created for the Apartment of Art, drawing inspiration from everyday experiences and creating a world of mythical creatures, oddities, spiritual hybrid beings and spiritual demons.

Thus a surrealistic, partly ironically humorous to the grotesque leading wonderland of local current impressions and experiences and ancient Chinese mysticism.

The title of the exhibition Mi Mi Ke refers onomatopoeically from the Chinese to the English pronunciation for Munich and means mysticism in Chinese.
A happy coincidence this year also meant that Yao Jui-Chung and I, at the invitation of the Cremebach Collective, were given the opportunity at Documenta 15 to talk about our 25 years of shared experience of joint work, our international cultural exchange and the spirit from which it arose.


Buddha Never Die
Fish Assassin
Add IG
gasthaus zum fischmeister (Fish Master)
Thor & Nun
What is Love?
Mobil phone is the Devil of heart
Devil also crazy
King of the Sea
Gaze for fears
Centaurs and Warcraft
Golf-Club Feldafing e.V
Münche Calling
Poseidon
Forever Bathing in Love
Palm Play
Thanksgiving
Presbyopia plus myopia
AI Beauty
Get Covid-19 at Berlin
Octopus Women
Scratching machine
Rocket Bike
Eisbach (Ice River)
Speed no limit
Stork
Lake of Silent
Feldafing
Alien
Monster Surfing
Mermaid
Christopher Street Day


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Buddha Never Die Fish Assassin Add IG gasthaus zum fischmeister (Fish Master) Thor & Nun What is Love? Mobil phone is the Devil of heart Devil also crazy King of the Sea Gaze for fears Centaurs and Warcraft Golf-Club Feldafing e.V Münche Calling Poseidon Forever Bathing in Love Palm Play Thanksgiving Presbyopia plus myopia AI Beauty Get Covid-19 at Berlin Octopus Women Scratching machine Rocket Bike Eisbach (Ice River) Speed no limit Stork Lake of Silent Feldafing Alien Monster Surfing Mermaid Christopher Street Day

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