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The Lexicon of Amnesia: A Conversation with Wang Tuo
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The Lexicon of Amnesia: A Conversation with Wang Tuo

Volume 16, Number 4, July/August 2017
by Li Jia

Article Description

A conversation between curator Li Jia and artist Wang Tuo titled “The Lexicon of Amnesia.” In it, Wang Tuo expresses his deep doubt about the possibility of formulating knowledge through an archive. His concept of the archive covers a broad scope including “all vehicles and carriers of knowledge as well as intangible collective awareness, inherited experience and memory.” Wang Tuo’s recent videos set the protagonists in various ambiguous states of limbo as a recurring metaphor to convey his questioning of history as a stable entity.

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Li Jia, Wang Tuo, conversation, archive, The Lexicon of Amnesia, A Little Violence of Organized Forgetting, Light Pavilion Project, Taikang Space, Meditation on A Disappointing Reading, The Return of the Prodigal Son, Real and Natural, Addicted, historical narrative, video