History of the Concave and the Convex
LIU Yu Solo Exhibition
Opening Reception: 2018.07.28 15:00
LIU Yu’s practices focus primarily on the variance of space attribute and the groups hidden underneath the social structure. As levels of narratives unveiled, an unexpected bonds between the stories of times and the common folks are thus revealed.
Cumulating via oversea residency projects and local researches these years, LIU Yu has woven out a creative project themed with gold mine. Mining industry moves people, gathers mining population, and alters landscapes drastically. Nevertheless, villages are desolated as soon as the mines depleted, lining up strings of ghost towns on the U.S soil. In Taiwan, thanks to the difference in population density, some are transformed into tourist attractions, while the others return to the Nature, blending themselves into the subtropical landscape. History of the Concave and the Convex exhibits LIU’s creative project that started in the end of 2016, including the residency research in the West Coast of the United States as well as the several visits to the regions of Jinguashi and Jiufen in Taiwan. Also, following the debuted work, Nameless, with “figure, mineral, and equivalent” as keywords, a series of video installation novel to the eyes was born.