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  • Musquiqui Chihying, The Jog, 2014, two-channel HD video, color, silent, 1 minute. From “Meditations in an Emergency.”

    Musquiqui Chihying, The Jog, 2014, two-channel HD video, color, silent, 1 minute. From “Meditations in an Emergency.”

    “Meditations in an Emergency”

    UCCA Center for Contemporary Art | UCCA尤伦斯当代艺术中心

    In devising countermeasures to some crises, we ignore others. During the global outbreak of Covid-19, the need to quarantine and to social-distance has become a consensus view. Giorgio Agamben’s much-criticized arguments have touched on this point: The novel coronavirus has normalized the state of exception, resulting in the sacrifice of freedoms previously taken for granted and throwing humanity into a long-term state of fear and uncertainty. Post-lockdown, can we forge new kinds of social relationships?

    Contemporary art institutions are responsible for engaging in cultural reflection, yet in

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