- 策展人｜葉佳蓉 Curated by Zoe Yeh
- 開幕 Opening Reception｜2019.08.10 (SAT)15:00
- 展期 Duration｜2019.08.10-2019.10.06
- 地點 Venue｜鳳甲美術館 Hong-gah Museum
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陳以軒畢業於紐約普瑞特藝術學院攝影碩士，創作形式橫跨出版、影像裝置以及行為演出，曾獲2013年高雄獎攝影優選、2015年於台北市立美術館舉行個展「我出國了，然後我回來了」，並獲邀參與2016年台北雙年展。陳以軒創作多關注在處理個人生命史，2012年完成紐約學業回到台灣之後，推出錄像作品《我懂》（2011）邀請被拍攝者聆聽一段個人經歷並拍攝聽者的反應集結成一段影像；或是《遍尋無處》（2011）系列作品在海外生活短暫返台的期間行旅拍攝，表現出原先熟悉的地景樣貌因為反向文化衝突（reverse culture shock）而被再次「陌生化」的過程。
Commissioned: I-Hsuen Chen Solo Exhibition
About the Exhibition
I Hsuen Chen’s art practices used to contextualize personal history, Commissioned: I-Hsuen Chen Solo Exhibition is a reflection on the condition of the Taiwanese art environment. Since his return to Taiwan, Chen has observed that, in response to the widening youth pay gap and generational tension, young art practitioners have taken on multiple professional identities to make ends meet while pursuing personal creative practices. A part of this ecosystem, Chen is not only an artist but also a freelance videographer and producer conducting interviews and documenting performances for art institutions as well as theater and dance groups. The thin line separating personal practices and commissioned projects mutates and oscillates, with one side guiding the other indefinitely. For this exhibition, Chen invites a group of artist colleagues to participate in the orchestrated, commissioned mode of labor in a museum setting. This collaborative work is a way into understanding the reality of being a young artist in contemporary society, and to consider the relevance of the body in the daily labor of creators that work with images.
About the Artist
I-Hsuen Chen holds an MFA in photography from Pratt Institute, New York, USA. He has an interdisciplinary practice that experiments with publishing, video installation, and performance. Chen was the Photography Category Winner of Kaohsiung Award in 2013. Recent exhibitions include solo exhibition I Went Abroad, and then I Went Back at Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2015), and the Taipei Biennale (2016). Chen’s work often contemplates on personal history. I know (2011) is a video compilation of various individuals’ reactions upon hearing a personal story, and was showcased in Taiwan after Chen completed his studies in New York in 2012. Images in the Nowhere in Taiwan series were captured on Chen’s short visits to Taiwan during his overseas stay, revealing a sense of reverse culture shock that alienates the once-familiar landscape.
About Hong-gah Museum
Chew’s Culture Foundation has been an avid supporter of creative talents in the country since its establishment in 1991. In addition to launching outreach programs such as “Euterpe: Spring & Autumn” in 1991, it founded Hong-gah Museum in 1999, providing local communities exceptional arts and cultural experiences in the forms of exhibitions, activities, and interdisciplinary performances. The museum also curates solo exhibitions for young video artists to help facilitate the career development of emerging talents. Its professional executive team, independently-run exhibition space, and ongoing efforts in promoting video art have received critical acclaim throughout the years. In 2019, Hong-gah Museum presents Commissioned: I-Hsuen Chen Solo Exhibition. By joining forces with the artist and adhering to its longstanding values, the museum envisions a bright future for the advancement of video art in Taiwan.
“Commissioned. Solo Exhibition of I-Hsuen Chen” is supported by Cultural Ministry and Taipei City Government Department of Cultural Affairs. The exhibition is hosted by Chew’s Culture Foundation and organized by Hong-gah Museum. With official projector supply of Optoma.