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(Un)balanced, 2018
Steel plates and pipes, found objects
Installation at Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei

Korean artist Euyoung Hong’s installation (Un)balanced explores the changing meaning and function of objects in particular relation to the system of value in the regime of capitalism. Commodities of equal price but unequal quantity are placed on two ends of the steel plates to achieve a fragile balance. The value of the products fluctuates according to complex social and economic factors such as wages, labor maintenance, technological innovation, the price of land use, and market conditions. The asymmetrical structure of economic domination and the unbalance of value system denotes the origin of social injustice in capitalist society.
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