國立故宮博物院自 1973 年起致力推動文化近用與平權政策，為偏遠地區、資源匱乏的觀眾提供展覽及教育活動，博物館的發展也反應了國際趨勢的人文關懷價值。故宮運用展示的影響力，成為文化平權實踐的場域，以本展作為社會倡議以及交流的對話平台。
本展自 2019 年初開始策劃，與舉辦八屆《社會瘋印.藝文展》的慈芳關懷中心 合作，以故宮文物為媒介，以人為本思考，透過當代藝術家參與，運用跨界協 作共創為策展模式。展覽以明代畫家徐渭 (1521-1593) 的藝術才華和生命際遇為序曲，從他幻覺、自殘、殺妻入獄等行為，探討由古至今重要的社會議題，實踐社會關懷及文化參與的社會行動，回應存在於大環境中的偏見、歧視與汙名的集體社會處遇。
故宮以歷史文物帶出古今人們生活的軌跡，讓所有參與者在互動和創作中，一 步步開啟與社會的連結，在具當代文化精神的空總 C-LAB 展開社會創新實驗。 讓參與者透過敘說、詮釋及展示，掌握自己被理解與看待的角度。
#Museum Lab of Lives in Disorder
Since 1973, the National Palace Museum (NPM) has committed to promoting cultural equality and social inclusion in order to provide exhibitions and educational programming to remote and low resource audiences. The development of the museum has also reflected a global climate attentive to the importance of valuing culture. The NPM uses the influence of its exhibitions as a stage for culturally affirmative practices, and this exhibition in particular serves as a platform for social initiative and dialogue.
The exhibition has been in the works since early 2019. Since then, the NPM collaborates with the Easy Clubhouse. The curatorial vision of the exhibition involves the NPM's artworks, people-oriented thinking, the participation of contemporary artists, and boundary-crossing collaboration. The exhibition is inspired by the art and life of the talented Ming dynasty painter Xu Wei (1521-1593). During his lifetime, Xu experienced hallucinations, inflicted self-harm, and was even imprisoned for killing his own wife. The exhibit explores important social issues, from the past to the present, and responds to societal prejudice, discrimination, and stigma by practicing social care and cultural participation.
The NPM uses cultural relics to exemplify the lives of both ancient and modern people, allowing participants to feel more connected to society by interacting and creating. In C-Lab, participants will learn about different perspectives through narrative, interpretation, and exhibition.
You are invited to join us in this experimental platform. Through reflection and dialogue, we can work to remove labels of “disorder” and inequality. Together, we can move away from sorrow and despair and towards a more "spirited" future.