Taipei Arts Awards 2016
Venue| Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Exhibition| 2016.12.20 - 2017.03.19
Reception| 12.23 14:00
Artists| Chiao-Yen HSU, Hung-Lun CHEN, Chih-Hung LIU, Pei-Hsuan WANG, Jo-Hung TANG, Ding-Yeh WANG, Chih-Feng CHIEN, Chen-Yu CHEN, I-Chun CHEN, Pei-Xin CHUANG, Ze WEI, Pei-Shih TU
Having been successfully presented for many years by the museum, the annual art competition and exhibition the “Taipei Arts Awards” is a testament to the dynamism of Taiwan's contemporary art development and serves as a predictor of up and coming art trends. The award encourages outstanding artists and promotes artwork rich in content capturing the spirit of the times, thus stimulating creative energy and new ideas.
The 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale “Ways Of Clay : Perspectives toward the future”
Curators| Nurdian Ichsan, Rizki A Zaelani
Artists-in-Residence| Angie Seah (SG) - Arya Pandjalu (Id) - Awangko Hamdan (MY) - Danijela Pivaševi-Tenner (RS/DE) - Eddie Hara (ID/CH) - Elodie Alexandre (FR/IN)- He Wenjue (CN) - Joris Link (NL) - Jose Luis Singson (PH) - Joseph Hopkinson (WLS / UK) - Kawayan De Guia (PH) - Ljubica Jocic Knezevic (RS) - Maria Volokhova (UA/DE) - Nao Matsunaga (JP/UK) - Pei-Hsuan Wang (TW) - Richard Streitmatter-Tran (VN) - Ryota Shioya (JP) - Soe Yu Nwe (MM) - Thomas Quayle (AU) - Uji ‘Hahan’ Handoko (ID)
Residency Locations| Bandung; FSRD-ITB, ISBI-Bandung, Kandura-Studio, Ahadiat Joedawinata Studio, SMKN 14 (SMSR). Majalengka: Jatiwangi Art Factory (JAF). Yogyakarta: Timboel Rahardjo Studio-Kasongan, Arskala Prinsciple Studio. Semarang: Sango Ceramics. Bali: Jenggala Ceramics, Agung Ivan Studio, Tanteri Ceramics.
Artists (non-residency)| Agugn Prabowo (ID) - Alice Couttoupes (AU) - Ane Fabricus Christiansen (DK) - Antonella Cimatti (IT) - Diego Akel (BR) - Eddie Prabandono (ID) - Eva Larsson (SE) - Geng Xue (CN) - Gita Winata (ID) - Heri Dono (ID) - Kyoko Uchida (JP) - Kyung Won Baek (KR) - Masha Ru (RU/NL) - Moelyono (ID) - Nadya Savitri (ID) - Panca DZ (ID) - Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran (AU) - Sarah O’Sullivan (AU) - Takashi Hinoda (JP) - Teri Frame (US) - Tomoko Sakumoto (JP) - Yunizar (ID)
The 4th Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale (The 4th JCCB), features works by 42 artists, from 23 countries. The 4th JCCB is a biggest contemporary ceramics biennale in southeast Asia.
Negative Horizon: 2016 Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition
Curators| Pei-Yi Lu, Fang-Tze Hsu
Artists| Fiona AMUNDSEN & Tim CORBALLIS, Irwan AHMETT & Tita SALINA, Nadav ASSOR, Ro CAMINAL, Jon CATES, Chien-Chi CHANG, Ran CHENG, Lucy DAVIS, Florian Andreas DEDEK, Badr EL HAMMAMI, Dominique GONZALEZ-FOERSTER, Baku HASHIMOTO & Katsuki NOGAMI, Woo-Min HYUN, Shiro KADEKARU, Chung-Li KAO, Florencia Levy, Tay-Jou LIN, Asio Chi-Hsiung LIU, Futoshi MIYAGI, Trinh-Thi NGUYEN, Barbara OETTINGER, Filip Gabriel PUDLO, Nestor SIRÉ, Akira TAKAYAMA, Hong-Kai WANG, Pei-Hsuan WANG, Jun YANG
Starting with this inquiry based on the epistemology of image, Negative Horizon, the 5th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition (2016 TIVA), explores how the historical trajectory of image movements comes about and intertwines with the contemporary experience of displacement. The venue of 2016 TIVA is located in Beitou District, which is a starting point and will serve as a referencing point representing the compressed hundred-year history of movement and migration taking place in Taiwan. Setting off from Beitou, 2016 TIVA tries to connect this specific locale to the whole world, summoning the emotive agencies of the audience.
The title of the exhibition—Negative Horizon— was derived from the title of Paul Virilio’s book published in 1984. In L’Horizon négatif, as a philosopher, Virilio discusses the violence caused by the newly-formed trinity of speed, image and modernity. By replacing the philosophical articulation of negatives with the material history of photographic film, 2016 TIVA attempts to question what the smooth visual experience symbolizes, wondering if it represents certain kind of efficiency without obstacle or the abyss of unsatisfied desire. The term “negative” is a word with multiple meanings, referring to passiveness, negation, femininity as well as an essential vehicle to mobilize image— the celluloid film which has played a vital role in the materialized process of appearance. The term “horizon” embodies the dynamics within the liminal space between the heaven and the earth, which is conditioned by the correlation between the perspective of the spectator and her/his circumstance of the surroundings; this term also bringing a sense of mobility embodied by the economic and political exiles, which result from contemporary geopolitics in conjunction with the disruption of citizenship caused by human trafficking beyond political borders. Negative Horizon thus stands for those invisible scenes that dwell opposite to, behind, or underneath the normative visibility, especially when these transnational/transregional voyages gradually become a part in the lives/life of the modern time, expanding our vision, understanding and feelings and at the same time transformed into underlying and legitimized exploitation.
2016 TIVA intends to follow the theme of the exhibition— “mobility”—from different dimensions closely. Twenty-seven foreign and domestic artists/artist groups, including the invited ones and the finalists from the international open call, participate in this exhibition.
The Uncontainable Tales of a Paradise: Pei-Hsuan Wang Solo Exhibition (2016)
Venue| Waley Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Exhibition| 2016.9.10 - 10.2
Open| 9.10 13:00
Reception| 9.11 15:00
Talk| 9.11 16:00 with Pei-Yi Lu + Pei-Hsuan Wang (conducted in Mandarin)
…In a desert far away the sun raised a shimmering sea, cast shadows black and sharp and lit rich red brown or yellow hues, no one listened to the silent scene, its screaming beauty.---Untitled, John Poole
LEDlightsflightpathscommodityspeedmobility…| Foreign bodies, monies, dreams, and undocumented stories flow between tightly squeezed concrete and steel, alive and active, penetrating corners through dark, unobserved places. Spreading incessantly.
The Uncontainable Tales of a Paradise is about this slippage of things—the sort of growing, gooey, loaded matter that defies laws of physics and transcends time and space. Following the winding paths of asylum seekers, refugees, migrant workers, and immigrants in Hong Kong, we imagine NewTerritories-KowloonCity-CheungChau-China-Indonesia-Bangladesh-Zimbabwe-Congo-England-Australia-Canada…and begin to see the genuine pieces that make up a border-crossing tale of our time.
In spring, 2015 Pei-Hsuan Wang launched her long-term project titled Made of Star-Stuff: Imagining Outsides at the Center of the world. The project is a romantic, evolving social exercise that begins in Hong Kong, and gradually expands to reach Taiwan and Elsewhere. It has spawned a variety of projects, including this exhibition, The Uncontainable Tales of a Paradise, which focuses on Hong Kong and its connections Elsewhere.
Through storytelling, participatory art practices, and field research, an overwhelming amount of video documentation, drawings, texts, and tales are collected. These seemingly fragmented life experiences are treated as tender and malleable agent in The Uncontainable Tales of a Paradise, attempting to bridge individuals in Diaspora from diverse places.
Who's Who: Video Art of Contemporary Korea and Taiwan (2016)
A. Taiwan- Who's Who: Celebrities with No Face
Exhibition| 8.20 - 9.4.2016
Location| Waley Art, Taipei, Taiwan
Opening| 8.20 13:00
Artist Talk| 8:20 15:00
B. Korea- Who's Who
Screening| 8.20 - 8.28.2016
Location| Audio Visual Pavilion, Seoul, Korea
Opening| 8.20 12:00
Artist Talk| 8.23 17:00
Curators| Ya-Siang Yang, Inyong An, Seewon Hyun
Artists| Chaong-Wen Ting, Pei-Hsuan Wang, Chih-Yu Kan, Chieh Tseng, Sun-Quan Huang, Yu-Hsuan Lin, Yu-Ping Kuo, Li-Ming Cheng, HyewonKeum, Kyunghwan Kwon, Minja Gu, Sojung Jun, Yun Choi, Yeongsu Kim