Cruising In The Wilderness


Phoebe zhennan wood, dyed and sealed with oil. Surgical stainless steel, Nylon thread, Oxidized silver, Rubber


“June is Pride month in Chicago, so to celebrate we're thrilled to be hosting the inaugural installation of Tender Presence, a traveling exhibition of queer artists who instill, exemplify, or resist the softer side of interactions. Through material research, this collective reflects a multitude of processes, objects, and ideas. The mark of each maker’s hand presents an individual interpretation of tenderness.”  
- Exhibition Tender Presence at Gallery 2052, Chicago




Third Lotus Prince in Outer Space


About ‘Third Lotus Prince in Outer Space’

The Third Lotus Prince is a mythological deity that has the body of a lotus and who fights dragons in search of a new body. This quest for a new identity leads them into acts of rebellion and sacrifice, often at odds with the reigning rules and regulations in society-at-large. Floating somewhere in between the physical and cybernetic domain, this collection of contemporary adornments visualizes and materializes the magical weaponry of the Third Lotus Prince from a queer-dominated perspective. By positioning the mythological God in an unapologetically queer hyperstitional reality, Hansel creates room for an alternative interpretation of notions surrounding identity, sexuality and power. With this timely interpretation of a century-old myth, Hansel challenges us to further explore and interrogate our banal conceptions of life in the past, present, and the apocalyptic future.

- Joannette van der Veer, Curator
from Exhibition GEM Z: The Farthest from Earth We’ve Ever Been





Fagatopia


“Hansel Tai is on a quest to expand queer aesthetics taking visual cues from various nations’ military insignia systems. He is intrigued by the logic behind their designs – such as three stars, four stars – and attempts to create a new alternative power system dynamic.” 

- Karin De Buysere & René Darmont, Gallerists  
from Exhibition BREAKING RULES






Eden of the East



Nude Jade Pierced
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