藥。菓II - 吳怡蒨個展|5.19-6.24|Nunu Fine Art

藥。菓II - 吳怡蒨個展|5.19-6.24|Nunu Fine Art

 

藥。菓II – 吳怡蒨
Bitter & Sweet II| Wu I-Chien

展期|5月19日- 6月24日
地點|Nunu Fine Art
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以「藥」為創作主體,台灣藝術家吳怡蒨將種類萬千的藥丸製成立體大型裝置探討台人用藥議題。在《藥。菓II 》的系列創作中,吳怡蒨蒐集了大量的藥物與藥盒進行創作。不論是將盒裝藥品與盒裝零食拼疊呈現、將藥物堆疊成一座座如超市囤貨塔的小山,或是將糖果與藥丸重新組合成煙花一般的絢麗圖騰,一件件歡樂的藥物裝置皆以其繽紛的視覺擄獲人心,凸顯出藥物不同於以往印象的可愛樣貌。藝術家將苦藥與糖果並置,暗喻兩者之間逐漸模糊的界線。當人們忘卻了藥物的病痛象徵,隨之而來的卻是藥物濫用與浪費等社會問題。由於台灣藥品價格低廉且唾手可得,舉目所見的囤積與濫用已成了健保制度的負荷。吳怡蒨檢討著台灣人們的心目中普遍存在著的「服藥有病治病,沒病強身」心態,在反思國人用藥風氣的同時,亦檢視全民健保制度的缺失

Taiwanese artist Wu I-Chien uses ‘medicine’ as her theme of creation. She turned thousands of pills into installations to discuss the medical situations in Taiwan. In the series of ‘Bitter & Sweet II,’ a large amount of medicine along with their packaging are collected for artistic practice. Whether they are pieced together with boxes of snacks, stacked up to the ceiling like pyramids in supermarkets, or mixed with candies and rearranged into firework patterns, together, various capsules and drugs allure people with their colorful appearance while presenting an adorable facet of medicine that overthrows past impressions. The artist juxtaposes medicine with candies, indicating a gradually blurring bindery between the two. However, when people start to forget the symbolic of illness in pills, an issue concerning uncontrolled lavishness of medicine usage will surface. With medicines in Taiwan being not only cheap but can be easily accessed, a burden is immediately reflected on the nation’s National Health Insurance (NHI) system. Responding to a general belief by the Taiwanese saying that pills can provide cures in sickness and promote vitality in health, Wu I-Chien reflects upon such medical notion and bring forth the fault of our NHI system.