Double Square Gallery is proud to present Fuse—Video Art Exhibition from August 17 to September 21, 2019. The exhibition showcases three artists and one artist duo from Taiwan and abroad, including Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg (Sweden), Rachel Maclean (UK), WANG Jun-Jieh (Taiwan) and SU Hui-Yu (Taiwan), with art critic SHEN Bo-Cheng as the exhibition’s academic researcher. The exhibition title “fuse” conveys the concept of using image and sound signals to form stimulations and release unknown dormant potentiality or spiritual dimension within us.
As Shen stated, “This exhibition resembles a detonator comprising of flesh and blood, fluid and hormones that aims to provoke the audience’s reflection on ‘animal corporeality’; and the signals that constitute the images of senses and fantasies are precisely the electric stimulations emitted from the artists and the exhibition.”
The works on view in the exhibition employ the combination of image and sound to explore contemporary social issues about identity, gender awareness, political power, popular culture, social violence and consumerism, leading the audience to examine their surrounding world from diverse perspectives. Three artists featured in the exhibition have been invited to participate in the Venice Biennale: the work of Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg was showcased in the main exhibition of the Biennale and awarded the Silver Lion; Rachel Maclean was showcased in the Scotland Pavilion and WANG Jun-Jieh the Taiwan Pavilion. Su Hui-Yu is the recipient of the Taishin Visual Arts Award in this year’s Taishin Arts Award presented in May. The featured artists have received critical accolades from around the world. The works by Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg were praised by The Guardian as “the world's weirdest claymations” and have been included in the collections of MoMA, New York and the Prada Foundation in Milan. Rachel Maclean is a highly anticipated and emerging artist in the UK. She has held a solo exhibition at Tate Britain and is a commissioned artist for the BBC. In recent years, SU Hui-Yu has been invited by multiple international film festivals for special screenings, such as the International Rotterdam Film Festival. WANG Jun-Jieh started creating video art in 1984 and has been viewed as one of the pioneers in Taiwan’s new media art scene. He is also a curator and has participated in various major international biennials, including Gwangju Biennale and Venice Biennale. For the debut of Su Hui-Yu’s award-winning video installation in Taipei, Double Square Gallery also forms a special partnership with SamsungTaiwan to present the work with four 82-inch flat TVs, bringing the audience a unique visual experience with superb colors and definition.