November 15 2019,
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Image courtesy of Ho Rui An. Video still from Asia the Unmiraculous
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November 15 2019, 6pm-7pm
As the West Slept opens with Asia the Unmiraculous, a lecture-performance by Ho Rui An that diffuses the aura of a “miraculous” Asia.
Focusing on the relationship between race and financial capitalism, this performance considers the
“Asianisation” of the Asian miracle and the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis that followed.
The Financial Times in March 2019 boldly claimed that 2020 will mark the beginning of the Asian Century - a new Asian Age defined in part by Asia being home to half of the world’s middle class and its economies being larger than the rest of the world combined. How is this Asian future being imagined? Ho’s Asia the Unmiraculous interrogates the ‘return’ of Asia to the future and fundamentally questions the many ideologies we employ when speaking about the global market.
Asia the Unmiraculous was first presented at the Gwangju Biennale 2018. This is its first performance in North America.