THE BREEDER is pleased to present emerging Chinese artist Tao Hui’s first solo exhibition in Greece.
The exhibition is composed of video works that reflect Tao Hui’s longstanding investigation into melodramatic form and the possibility of a universalized experience. Via the collective encounter with networked and televised visual culture his work is concerned with the ideas and values that unite us and those that divide us; questioning the relationship between the core of society and its peripheries and the theatrics of everyday life both fictional and real.
Born in the Yunyang, the Chongqing Province of China, much of Tao Hui’s work is shaped by his experience of growing up in a rural community. For rural towns and villages that lived in proximate isolation for millennia, radio, television and film provided the sole portal through which communities were exposed to urban mores, communication and popular culture. Tao Hui speaks of the inhabitants of his village as possessing the power to blend memory, folklore, and reality, a place where the effects of psychological disorders are considered normal and thus incorporated into their collective understanding of reality. Drawing from this Tao Hui constructs scenes that sit in-between his own memory and reality and speak to the performativity of the everyday.