“Misfits”: Pages from a loose-leaf modernity

Tang Chang, Rox Lee and Bagyi Aung Soe
2017, Apr 21, Fri — 2017, Jul 03, Mon

Tang Chang | Untitled, 1982 (Detail) | Courtesy Thip Tang

Tang Chang | Untitled, 1982 (Detail) | Courtesy Thip Tang

Pages from a loose-leaf modernity: How can outsider figures in modern art question the framing narratives of art history—the bounds of national narratives as much as those that organize global contemporary art? How is visibility generated and art validated? The three artists Tang Chang, Rox Lee, and Bagyi Aung Soe defy clear classification, developing their work outside of art’s institutions. Their consciously marginal positions suggest alternative criteria for canonization: refusing patterns of identification, developing a critical transnational consciousness, and understanding modernity and the present as a precarious, contested state. With concrete poetry and abstract expressionism, experiments in performance, comics, animated film, and above all, drawing, “Misfits” showcases work from personal archives that haven’t previously been accessible to a wider public.

Curated by David Teh in collaboration with Yin Ker, Merv Espina and Mary Pansanga
Kanon-Fragen under the artistic direction of Anselm Franke

Part of Kanon-Fragen 2016-2019

Exhibition, public program

Opening: April 20, 2017, 7pm
Free admission

Wed – Mon 11 – 7pm
Admission: 5€/3€, admission free on Mondays

Combined ticket 2 or 3 Tigers and “Misfits”: 10€/7€

Guided tours: €3 plus admission