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I never tell the truth. I don't like this place at all.

Sappho Loh Solo Exhibition

Date: 2018/07/14(Sat.)-2018/08/04(Sat.)

Opening: 2018/07/14 (Sat.) 17:00-19:00

Artist Talk: 2018/07/14 (Sat.) 15:00-17:00

Artist: Sappho Loh

Venue: VT Artsalon (B1, No.17, Ln.56, Sec.3, Xinsheng N. Rd, Taipei City 104, Taiwan.)

Written by Sappho Loh 

The previous exhibition title has nothing to do with this title “I never tell the truth. I don’t like this place at all.” Perhaps you’ve already noticed the title is actually a monologue from a movie. But it is a status that always appears in my mind. When I saw this monologue, I felt a strong urge to finish this exhibition early. I had this feeling that this was the perfect moment. So the title was changed and even some of the unfinished projects were set aside. Suddenly I wanted to begin this exhibition.

There are many stages in life, we all like to accept the arrangements that fate sets for us. Then during the process, the feeling of helpless and the need to impress others will push us towards the side of disliking. There is no way of escaping and the pressure of over entrusting becomes huge burdens, oppressed by the opinions of reality. “I never tell the truth. I don’t like this place at all” is a double negative sentence. It contains the process of time and the buildup of anger. The confidence that once was there will slowly disappear. “I don’t like this place at all.” The existence of this place and the meaning of its location, it holds a deeper feeling inside, the feeling of “what ifs, the pasts, the admirations, and the intimacy”.It explodes into an inescapable predicament, filled with helplessness and hopelessness.

I like to use the exhibition to process a state through the exhibition speak out an inner self. This can be risky. Maybe the inner soul is dangerous because of its uncertainty and restlessness. It continuously whispers anti-political correctness exhibition topics for the exhibition. Maybe I am not able to determine if an object is dangerous or not by following its tracks because what cannot be seen does not exist. But I still made up my mind. I wanted “I never tell the truth. I don’t like this place at all.” to be a huge entrance. When you enter, you can start a conversation with an unknown person, which is also my way of leaving this place.