“Stage #2: The Absence and Presence of a Cat” Exhibition

The International Studio & Curatorial Program

poster for “Stage #2: The Absence and Presence of a Cat” Exhibition
[Image: Zhangboong Liu "Fuzzy Wuzzy Cat Food, 1934, Pedigree Foods" (2014). Tin and printed paper, Collection of Dr. Jia Shizhen]

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For the second phase of Staging, Zhangbolong Liu presents The Absence and Presence of a Cat, the latest iteration of the artist’s ongoing project, The Museum of the Science Fetish (MOSIFE), initiated in 2014. As a former science and engineering student and now a photographer, Zhangbolong interrogates the commonly held belief or faith in the truthfulness of science in modern societies through the photographic image. In MOSIFE, the artist produces fake objects, documents and archives based on well-known scientific thought experiments and hypotheses, constructing playful counter-narratives through them. While MOSIFE often reanimates these historical facts and anecdotes of modern science in a virtual online space, physical manifestations of the project have also been shown in different places.

Staging ​is a program of seven exhibitions organized by seven curators that uses a single, white platform as its operative structure. This structure is the orienting environment for monthly stages produced via collaborations between a single artist and curator. Staging ​is a co­-production of the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (CCS Bard) and the International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP) and runs from November 2015 ­to June 2016.



from December 12, 2015 to January 08, 2016

Opening Reception on 2015-12-12 from 16:00 to 18:00


Zhangbolong Liu

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