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It follows, presented by Taipei Contemporary Art Center

8 Nov 2018 to 8 Dec 2018
Thursday 8 November–Saturday 8 December
A two-part exchange between Enjoy and Taipei Contemporary Art Center
Event type: 
Art
Price: 
Free
Venue: 
Enjoy Public Art Gallery
Address: 
Level 1, 147 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington
Region: 
Wellington

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Part 1: Primer 8–24 November 2018

Opening 5.30 p.m. Wednesday 7 November

As part of an exchange with Enjoy, Taipei Contemporary Art Center have developed an installation ahead of their visit to Wellington in late November. This “primer” begins to unpack some of the social, political and artistic ambitions of TCAC and asks Enjoy’s audience a series of open-ended questions, in order to prompt reflection and discussion in subsequent events and programmes.

Part 2: Programmes

29 November–8 December

It follows screening programme curated by Shih-yu Hsu, featuring moving image work by Chia-Wei Hsu, Liu Yu, Kuo Yu-Ping, Tzu-Huan Lin and Wang Shao-Gang.

Preview with Q & A session with TCAC curator Bochun Hsiao 6:00 p.m. Wednesday 28 November

Human perception is mediated through an awareness of our architectural surroundings. Only the feeling of the present moment can be sensed. The recollection of the past has to be extracted and rebuilt in memories. Memories are invisible and intangible, yet no one doubts their existence. They are like ghosts, following us wherever we go and hiding themselves under skins, in buildings, or perhaps residing in the cyber geometry. This exhibition features five Taiwanese artists born after 1980, into a time of drastic political and economic change in Taiwan. This selection of moving-image works traces the eerie side of the history of the island—at the same time disorienting us with a vision of a parallel narrative that is untold yet haunting.

人類的感知不停介入對周遭環境的覺察,只有當下的感覺才能被感知到。回憶過去必

須在記憶中被提取和重建。回憶是看不見的,無形的,但沒有人懷疑它的存在。它們

就像鬼魂一樣,隱藏在皮膚之下,建築物內,或可能居住在網絡幾何次元中,如影隨

形。本次展覽作品來自1980年以後出生的五位台灣藝術家,這是台灣政治和經濟環境

發生劇變的時期。在這些動態影像作品中,他們追尋島嶼歷史的怪誕面,同時以不曾

被正面訴說卻難以忘懷的平行敘事擾亂我們的視線。

Please note the screening is approximately 54 mins in duration and will begin on the hour at Enjoy during open hours 29 November–8 December 2018 (i.e. 11:00 a.m., 12 noon, 1:00 p.m.... every day).

TCAC and curatorial practice/s: curators Frankie Su and Bochun Hsiao in conversation Friday 30 November, 6 p.m.

TCAC curator Bochun Hsiao and board member Frankie Su, director of Taipei’s Hong-Gah Museum, will discuss the history of TCAC and the modes of curatorial and artistic practice it supports.

This exchange between TCAC and Enjoy has been developed with the support of the Asia New Zealand Foundation, the National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taiwan and Creative New Zealand’s New Work to Asia Fund.

Image: Lin Tzu Huan, The Yellow Snake is Waiting, 2018, single channel moving image, digital still.
 

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Enjoy Public Art Gallery

2 Nov 2018

Established in June 2000 as an artist-run initiative, Enjoy Public Art Gallery is a leading independent contemporary art space located in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand.