Tuesday, August 13, 2013

'Horizon Realm'

A show of contemporary art from Taiwan, entitled 'Horizon Realm', takes place at in New York The Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO courtesy. 'Horizon Realm' comprises the following particpating artists: Chung-Fan Chang, Chun-Hao Chen, Ava Pao-Shia Hsueh, Teh I Chu, Ping-Yu Pan, Jun-Jieh Wang, Dar-Kuen Wu, Mao-Lin Yang, Jui-Chung Yao.

The works encompass painting, sculpture, installation, video, and photography, which as a whole investigates space, tactile material, and mixed media and addresses issues, such as politics and gender. Through each artwork, the issues in Taiwanese society are presented to create conversations between the United States and Taiwan and between the artworks and the viewers to promote mutual understanding as well as to shape the "fusion of horizon" from different ends.

It's an attempt, a press release states, to showcase Taiwanese artists' work in multiple media. Teh I Chu's abstract paintings are the result of his long-term investigation of color and space, and express his unique viewpoint of visual composition. Ava Pao-Shia Hsueh's paintings focus on the development of abstract art in Postmodernism, and deliver the hybrid reality of both organic abstract codes and geometric abstract codes. Chung-Fan Chang's Kite series reflects the process of making while initiating a viewing experience that merges fluorescent colors into her poetic landscape.

The fiber-based sculpture of Ping-Yu Pan applies various materials to subvert the perception of its reference whereas, Jun-Jieh Wang first eroticizes and genders common objects and then presents these in a documentary fashion. By carefully arranging the documents in relation to one another, the work generates multiple ambiguities inter-textually. Jui-Chung Yao employs critical observation and an individual approach to exorcise political and cultural misunderstanding.

The mosquito nail series of Chun-Hao Chen's work not only unfolds his unique technique in remaking the Chinese landscape painting and conversing with old masters, but also bestows the seemingly identical paintings with new characters. The Three Sages in the Ocean of Misery by Mao-Lin Yang transforms the images of Buddhist deities with rather modern visual language, creating the conversation between East and West, as well as between the artist, viewer and the "Sages."

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