Current Exhibition| 2020 Next Art Tainan《 Uneven Parallel》

Der-Horng Art Gallery
Mar 10, 2020 9:50AM

The theme of the 2020 Next Art Tainan Awards Uneven Parallel is named from a verse, “Uneven amaranths flowing on the water, and I only search for the one I want,” in Guan Ju – a poem in the famous ancient anthology, Shi Jing (Classic of Poetry). The verse implicates searching the best and most suitable thing for a person. The naming also combines themes from author Ai-Ling Chang’s aesthetic viewpoint “uneven contrast” – symbiosis, layering, and contrast. The exhibition invites winners of the Next Art Tainan Awards and artists of different generations and cultural backgrounds from Taiwan, France, and Japan, to present their artworks. The artworks, including paintings, sculptures, mixed media, new media, are displayed diversely through space installations and “In Situ”. By gathering 10 exhibition venues in Tainan to converse and interact, personal memories and their relations with time and space are explored. Fractions of memories also reorganize the new possibilities of reading, including “Différance” between tradition and modernism, memories and imagination of the future, conversations between life experiences and history, the hustle and loneliness of the modern day, and layers of all kinds of circumstances.

This exhibition Uneven Parallel, with the participation of the audience, will influence the observation phenomena while attempting to construct the conversing relationship between two subjects. At the same time, the audience is invited to use “displacement” as their method to explore these ten exhibitions, external extensive “In Situ” displays, and an individual exhibition. By taking part in distinctive movements in Tainan, along with the exhibitors, the audience can construct a parallel universe with diverse understanding, observation, record and writing. The Next Art Tainan Awards 2020 will use the multiple interpretations of “Uneven” to present the connecting relationships between a microscopic scale to an enormous one, entirety to fragment, and soul to existing matter, instead of two complete opposites. We hope to offer an experience of being the subjects mutually, accepting differences and being inclusive. Also, through the conversion of images, paintings, and materials, the contrasted layering of space and material is depicted, offering imagination and inspiration to the surrounding reality.

#曾彥翔 Yen-Hsiang TSENG

日光緩緩,搖擺弧線Afternoon Sun with Swinging Lines, 2020, 尺寸依場地而定Dimensions Variable, 水泥、石膏、布、金屬、顏料、線、木頭、沙、鹽、樹枝 Concrete, Plaster, Fabric, Metal, Paint, Thread, Wood, Sand, Salt, Stick

Born in 1995, Tseng works in Taipei and London. His work has been exhibited in Taiwan, Spain, United Kingdom, and China. In November 2020, he will attend ‘CCA Andratx Artist-in-Residence Program’ in Spain.

His works are photography and sculpture primarily. He explores the interwoven materiality of objects, such as building materials and natural materials. He creates a rhythm through layering special imagery to explore the depth of perception. His works often combine installations, image, and objects and focus on the possibilities, status, and rhythm when different matters collide. The core of his art practices is body and perception.

於一方陽光中擺盪I Sway on a Beam of Light I /於一方陽光中擺盪II Sway on a Beam of Light II, 2019, 69x51.75 cm, 藝術微噴於相紙上Giclée Fine Art Print

空氣與線Air and Lines, 2019, Approx. 28x31x10 cm, 顏料、木頭、壓克力、樹枝 Paint, Wood, Acrylic, Stick

#菅木志雄 Kishio SUGA

存在的先端Sonzai no Sentan, 1991, App. 86 x 6 cm , 木、鋼 Wood and steel

#菅木志雄 Kishio SUGA

Kishio Suga is one of the central member of the art movement Mono-ha. Mono-ha is the art movement that took place from the 1960s in Japan. The main focus of Mono-ha is to present the nature of the materials and to create new ways of seeing from the composition between the presented objects. By restraining over-processing on the material, the artists verify the diversity of the work itself.

Kishio Suga is highly recognized internationally. His works was collected by major international museums such as Tate Modern, UK, Modern of contemporary of art Tokyo, Japan, and Musée d'Art Moderne, France, etc. He has participated in major international exhibitions such as Venice Biennale, Gwangju Biennale, and Paris Biennale(France) as well.

Kishio Suga uses elements such as wood, concrete, stone, metal, and industrial material, to allow the material to engage in a dialogue between the space, the audience and the works. The works embrace the meaning of Zen and Philosophy. The bold combination of various objects redefines and examines the balance and harmony created in his works.

|開幕茶會暨導覽|03.14 (六) 16:20

|展期|03.12 (四) - 04.12 (日)


|開放時間|11:00 - 19:00 週日公休


|展出藝術家|曾彥翔 X 菅木志雄


|Opening Reception|03.14 (Sat) 16:20

|Duration|03.12 (Thu) - 04.12 (Sun)

|Venue|Der-Horng Art Gallery (No.1 Chung-Shan Road, West Central District, Tainan, TAIWAN)

|Opening Hours|11:00 - 19:00 Closed on Sunday

|Curator|Hwei-Lan CHANG

|Artist|Yen-Hsiang TSENG × Kishio SUGA

|Next Art Tainan Website|新藝獎官網

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