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Published in association with PhotoNOLA 2019 CRISIS OF NOW - CONTEMPORARY ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHY PART II , December 11- 14, 2019, curated by Chun-chi WANG.

This publication includes a series of texts: an essay written by CHANG Shih-Lunby, “Between Transparency and Blur” ; HUANG Sun-Quan, “Out of Place—HOU Lulu Shur-Tzy and Her Trilogy on Kaohsiung Military Dependents’ Villages” ; JIAN Tzu-Chieh, “A Pleat in Tainan City Hall (Minzhi). On TING Chaong-Wen’s Photographic Works Prophet and North”.

Exhibition and Publication are realized by the IDOLONSTUDIO (Union of European Asian Artists), supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan), Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Houston (TX, USA)

Publication Editor : Chun-chi WANG
Publication Graphic Design : Lukas Küng ( Burrow, Berlin )
Print run : 200
Translator Sylvie LIN
Venue Support : UNO St. Claude Gallery (New Orleans, LA, USA)
PhotoNOLA Festival (New Orleans, LA, USA)

© 2019 IDOLONSTUDIO
the artists, authors and photographers
www.idolonstudio.com/cap

 

Crisis of Now
Publication Graphic Design : Lukas Küng ( Burrow, Berlin )

BIOGRAPHIES
CURATOR
Chun-Chi WANG is a Berlin–based curator engaged in collaborative art production and research. She is trained as artist at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. In 2012, she was Assistant Curator for Taipei Biennial, Modern Monsters / Death and Life of Fiction. Her projects was presented in Berlin, Paris, New York, Taipei, Seoul and South America in various collaborations from 2010 to 2018. A collective and intergenerational investigation of feminism in the context of contemporary art practice that included a symposium, exhibition; and lecture. She is the founder of IDOLONSTUDIO(Union of European Asian Artists), is a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization that provides innovative artists working in the media, literary, and performing arts with exhibition and performance opportunities to create and present new work. (www.synapse.info/profiles/wchunchi/)

ARTISTS
HOU Lulu Shur-Tzy (Taiwan, 1962– ) , was born in Chiayi, Taiwan. In 1985, she graduated from the Department of Philosophy at National Taiwan University and in 1992 she received a Master of Fine Art degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, U.S.A.. Now she is an Associate Professor at the Department of Crafts and Creative Design of the National University of Kaohsiung. In 2017, her solo exhibitions "Out of Place — A Trilogy on Kaohsiung Military Dependents’ Villages" at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, the artist’s creative work involving Kaohsiung’s Zuoying and Fengshan military dependents’ villages over the course of many years. HOU has been widely exhibited in numerous international exhibitions including the Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art(2019); Tokyo Photographic Art Museum(2018); Fukuoka Asian Art Museum(2012); Kokanecho Art Bazzar, Yokohama(2014) and in 2017, her works “Song of Asian Foreign Brides in Taiwan” were published in the book: “Creating Across Cultures: Women in the Arts of China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan,” which featured the stories of 16 leading Chinese women artists.

TING Chaong-Wen (Taiwan, 1979– ), was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. He graduated from the Tainan National University of the Arts in 2006, and currently lives and works in Tainan. TING specializes in mixed media installation incorporated with images and objects. Drawing inspiration from his personal experience, his works often reveal specific historical narratives created by embedding readymades in specific exhibition contexts. With surprising and innovative attempts, the artist deconstructs, extends and re-interprets the collective history while examining material culture, historic conflicts, collective memory and transnational phenomena and problems. His works have been extensively exhibited in numerous art museums and biennials, among which are Asian Art Biennial (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung; 2019); High Tide 17—Fremantle Biennale (Artsource, Fremantle; 2017); Nakanojo Biennale 2017 (Former Hirozakari Brewery, Gunma, Japan; 2017); Citation from Craft (The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa; 2017); Taipei Biennial 2016。

I-Hsuen CHEN (Taiwan, 1982– ), is born and raised in Taiwan. After receiving an MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute in 2012, he is now lives and works in Taipei. He has an interdisciplinary practice that experiments with photography, publishing, video installation, and performance. CHEN's work has been shown at photo festivals and biennials internationally, including New York Photo Festival (2012), Singapore International Photography Festival (2014), Taipei Biennial (2016), Lianzhou Foto Festival (2016), JIMEI ARLES International Photography Festival (2016), and Offline Browser—Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition (2018.) His work is also in the Permanent Collections of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Kadist Collection.

AUTHORS
HUANG Sun-Quan, PhD of Building and Planning of National Taiwan University Graduate Institute majoring in the history of architecture, sociology and cultural studies. Specializing in theories on architecture and space, culture and media, social mobilization and cross-disciplinary art. Full-time Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Art, National Kaohsiung Normal University and ex-guest professor in the School of Inter-Media Art of China Academy of Art (2013-2016), ex-guest professor in the Department of Cultural Studies of Lingnan University, Hong Kong (2005-2006), and adjunct professor of the Institute of Trans-disciplinary Art in Taipei National University of the Arts and the Graduate Institute of Architecture in Tainan National University of the Arts. He founded POTS Weekly in 1994 and acted as the chief editor (1994-2014). A participant in many social movements, he began to curate and make art in recent years. He has published Green Bulldozer, Unless We Look for Beauty and Architecture and Utopia, translated DIY-Party and Protest in 90’s Britain and edited Cultural Annals of Greater Taipei, Dreams along the Path-Secrets of Literates, The Hidden Urban Soul, etc. He is an artivist across diverse fields of architecture, media, social movements and art.

JIAN Tzu-Chieh, Born in 1974, the curator Tzu-Chieh Jian earned his doctoral degree in art creation and theory from Tainan National University of the Arts and teaches in the Department of Fine Arts, National Kaohsiung Normal University. He served as a nominator for the 14th and 15th Taishin Arts Award. He started his first job in an advertisement company as an account executive, and had since taught as a member of the adjunct faculty at two art universities in northern Taiwan for almost a decade. During that period, he used to work concurrently as a project manager at the “Intransigent at the Beginning Studio,” a senior editorial writer of ARTCO, and an observer of 2015 Kaohsiung Awards. He also founded the artist group “Post-Eight” in 2000, since when it has participated in prestigious domestic and international exhibitions. His major curatorial works include Missing Key Piano (2017) at IT Park, Everyday Thomassons (2016) at Double Square Gallery, In the Flesh (2015) at Chine Gallery, New York Travel Program (2012) at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Looking Up! Looking Down! (2009) at Eslite Gallery, and [Ctrl]Z (2008) at inFIDI space.

CHANG Shih-Lun, is an art critic, a photography researcher and a Ph.D. Candidate from the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmith College, University of London. His articles have been published in various journals such as Voices of Photography and ACT (Art Critique of Taiwan). He's also the translator of Another Way of Telling: A Possible Theory of Photography (John Berger & Jean Mohr) and The Photograph as Contemporary Art (Charlotte Cotton). CHANG’s research interests include history of visual culture, contemporary art, music critique, film studies, and the relationship between cold war and artistic modernity. He is currently working on a long- term project regarding the history of Taiwanese photography.












































 

Published in association with the exhibition CRISIS OF NOW - CONTEMPORARY ASIAN PHOTOGRAPHY PART 1 , December 6 - 16, 2018. MALZFABRIK SCHÖNEBERG, curated by Chun-chi WANG.

This publication includes a series of texts: an essay written by LU Peiyi, “The Power of Action: YAO Jui-Chung and the Sample Survey of Idle Public Facilities in Taiwan”, an essay written by KUO Li-Hsin “Photographic Metaphors of a Contemporary ‘Renaissance Man’– Humanistic Concern in ‘Shan-Shui’ by YANG Che-Yi”, and an essay written by Bo-Yi SHEN, “Call of the Ruins: The Photographic Collages”.

Exhibition and Publication are realized by the IDOLONSTUDIO (Union of European Asian Artists), supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of China (Taiwan), Kulturabteilung der Taipeh Vertretung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland.

Publication Editor : Chun-chi WANG
Publication Graphic Design : Lukas Küng ( Burrow, Berlin )
Print run : 200
Exhibition Setup : Fabian Leukert ( Berlin )
Venue Support : Malzfabrik Schöneberg

© 2018 IDOLONSTUDIO
the artists, authors and photographers
www.idolonstudio.com/main

 

Crisis of Now
Publication Graphic Design : Lukas Küng ( Burrow, Berlin )

BIOGRAPHIES
CURATOR
Chun-Chi WANG is a Berlin–based curator engaged in collaborative art production and research. She is trained as artist at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. In 2012, she was Assistant Curator for Taipei Biennial, Modern Monsters / Death and Life of Fiction. Her projects was presented in Berlin, Paris, New York, Taipei, Seoul and South America in various collaborations from 2010 to 2018. A collective and intergenerational investigation of feminism in the context of contemporary art practice that included a symposium, exhibition; and lecture. She is the founder of IDOLONSTUDIO(Union of European Asian Artists), is a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization that provides innovative artists working in the media, literary, and performing arts with exhibition and performance opportunities to create and present new work. (www.synapse.info/profiles/wchunchi/)

ARTISTS
YAO Jui-Chung (b.1969) is a leading contemporary artist who has also worked as a curator, critic, activist, and academic in Taiwan. The themes of his works are varied, but most importantly they examine the absurdity of the human condition. In recent years, he has created photo installations, one of his ongoing projects is Mirage: Disused Public Property in Taiwan, in which he has assembled photos of ruins and failed public construction projects to reveal the political and economic situation in Taiwan hidden behind the trends of globalization. Yao has represented Taiwan at the Venice Biennale and has also participated in the International Triennial of Contemporary Art Yokohama, APT6, Taipei Biennial, Shanghai Biennial. (www.yaojuichung.com)

YANG Che-Yi (b.1981) Contemporary photographic artist, now dwells in Yi Lan, has been a badminton player since childhood. He was studying in environmental science after he grown up. In 2006, he withdrew his study because of a serious illness after his trip back from India. He begins to reconsider the meaning of life, then turn to the decision of creating photographic art, writing life in the image with his ideas and inspiration. This work has been selected into the permanent collection of the Japanese Kiyosato Museum of Art. In 2009, he was awarded in the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre Rangers Program, alone to carry out a trip to China for another self wandering journey. He is the most creative and inspire artist among young photographic artists.

Yunyi LIU (b.1981), As in her earlier work, recently Yunyi LIU has continued to examine the border areas and overlappings of space and time, memory and history. LIU’s latest project Landscaping from History comprises a photo series of the same title as well as the sketch project A Catalogue of a Border Island’s Defensives, both produced during several excursions by the artist to the Taiwanese Kinmen Islands. Located directly on the border to today’s mainland China, due to its strategic significance this small archipelago was repeatedly coveted by the military over the course of history and so became a setting of frequent violent conflicts. (www.liuyunyi.de)

AUTHORS
LU Pei-Yi is a curator, researcher and art critic, based in Taipei. She awarded PhD in humanity and Cultural Studies (London Consortium) from University of London in 2010. Her research interests are off-site art, museum studies and curating in theory and practice.Now, as an assistant professor of Department of Cultural Creative Industry and Program Leader of MA International Program, Critical and Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art, National Taipei University of Education. Also, teach in the Fine Art Department at Taipei National University of the Arts.

Li-Hsin KUO is a art critic and professor of the Department of Radio and Television National at Chengchi University in Taipei. He recently wrote a book “Manufacturing Meaning: Discourse, Power and Cultural Politics in Realist Photography” to argue the role which realist photography has been playing in the politics and the cultural history in both Taiwan and other parts of the world.

Bo-Yi SHEN is a art critic and image researcher, he is mainly focused on Taiwan’s contemporary art and photography culture in an attempt to explore the relationship of tension between contemporary art and photography. He is responsible for the documentation and review of various photography lectures at Lightbox, and has been a regular columnist in ArtCo magazine since February 2017. His critical essays have been published in Artist magazine, and in the internet media The Reporter. He also maintains a personal opinion blog entitled Implication.













































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