Extract from Press release:
TheCube Project Space
Flooded McDonald’s by SUPERFLEX
Exhibition: May 31, 2012 – June 17, 2012 (Hours: Wed. - Sun. 2-8pm)
Opening: Saturday, May 12, 2012. 3-6 pm
TheCube Project Space: 2F, No. 13, Aly 1, Ln. 136, Sec. 4, Roosevelt. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan (MRT: Gongguan Station, exit no. 1, East side of Shui-Yuan Market)
TheCube Project Space is proud to present Flooded McDonald’s by the Danish artist trio SUPERFLEX from May 12 to June 17, 2012. It is the fourth installment of a series of exhibitions on the theme Re-envisioning Society, following Jao Chia-en’s REM Sleep, Chang Chien-chi’s Escape from North Korea and Venezuela From Below with Oliver Ressler and Dario Azzellini.
This curatorial project aims at manifesting and reflecting on the characteristics of contemporary life, as well as individual or collective life experiences and their changes, in order to construct a new vision and imagination of the contemporary society we are in. In particular, in view of the present “society of the spectacle” produced as a result of the power distribution of neo-liberalism, it explores how we can discover the genuine relationships between people, between man and place and between places hidden behind the “spectacle” with a critical eye.
While the previous exhibition “Venezuela From Below” explores the aggression of the neo-liberal multinational market economy against Latin America, and the resistance put up by the grass-roots Venezuelans over the past decade, “Flooded McDonald’s” reflects on the contemporary consumer society from another perspective.