VISUAL ARTS

Brimming with Nostalgia-The Humanistic Landscape of Taiwanese and Japanese Watercolor Paintings

Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York proudly presents Brimming with Nostalgia-The Humanistic Landscape of Taiwanese and Japanese Watercolor Paintings, a group exhibition of watercolor paintings held at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York from July 6th through July 31st, 2015 with an Opening Reception (RSVP required, CLICK HERE) on July 9th, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Watercolor painting has a long history in the West, with watercolor associations such as the Royal Watercolour Society (est. 1804) and the American Watercolor Society (est. 1866) having been in existence for several centuries. But Taiwanese watercolor painting has had a short lifespan by comparison. It was not until 1906, when the Japanese painter Ishikawa Kinichiro began teaching watercolor painting in Taiwan that the art form arrived on the island. However, traditional Chinese ink painting, which like watercolor painting uses water as a mixing medium, has been practiced for over a thousand years; its power, and its significance as a basic form of cultural nourishment for the Chinese people, cannot be overstated. In the East, a mere few decades of experimentation with watercolors have yielded rich and striking results, creating a unique style of watercolor painting with Chinese or Eastern characteristics …

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Taiwanese Artists participate in 2015 New York Electronic Art Festival

2015 New York Electronic Art Festival Events Schedule Live Performance Date: Sunday, June 28 2015 Venue: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106 5:00pm The Formation of the Worm by Zhang Yousheng (a.k.a. Sovietronic) 5:30pm Yingfan’sBlackwolfNagashi in Big Apple 8:00pm Samson Young, The Anatomy of a String Quartet Admission: Free with Museum admission Exhibition at Norlan Park, Governors Island May 23 – July 20, 2015 Lin Chi-Wei / “Tape Player,” sound installation DawangYingfan Huang (a.k.a. Black Wolf Nakashi) / “LUANTAN: My life is audio graffiti,” Taipei sound art archives from 1990 to 2002 June 24 – July 20, 2015 ShyuRuey-Shiann / “The River of Childhood,” 2010 Panel discussion: New Perspectives in Sound Art II Moderated by producer Carol Parkinson and independent curator Juliette Yuan, with American artists Ed Osborn, Christina Campanella, Jim Dawson, and Jess Rowland, and Taiwan artists DawangYingfan Huang and Zhang Yousheng. Date: Thursday, June 25 2015, 7:00-8:00pm Venue: Made In NY Media Center by IFP (Theater), 30 John Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201 Admission: Free Workshop: NERDj – A Sound Measuring Artist: Zhang Yousheng Time: Fri., June 26, 2015, 7:00pm Sun., June 27, 2015, 3:00pm Venue: Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, #602, New York, NY …

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Time After Time-Sung-Chih CHEN Solo Show at Gallery 456 in New York

Dates | 6.4 – 6.26.2015 Artist | Sung-Chih CHEN (Taiwan) Venue |456 Gallery | Chinese American Arts Council Gallery Hours | Mon-Fri 12-5PM Opening Reception | 6.4.2015 6-8pm The Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is glad to announce that Taiwanese artist; Sung-Chih CHEN (an Artist-In-Residency program of ISCP, supported by the ministry of culture, R.O.C, Taiwan) has his solo show at the 456 Gallery. “Time After Time – Sung-Chih Chen’s personal exhibition” showed the work “Untitled 2015” in response to Gallery 456’s invitation for a site specific installation in New York. The work continued the lingering depictions of time and traces in the work of Sung-Chih Chen; the coincidence of blooming flowers in the spring in New York elicited the artist’s curious observations for weak matters in the natural scenery. In the work, recycled printed sheets and plastic bags were molded to create a space with fallen blossoms to elicit entangled likes, dislikes, and refusals in the viewer. In this imaginative space gathered complex emotions, full of invalid and cheap materials in the world of consumption. The artist used the artistic event to continue the meaning of material existence, creating a mosaic of ! …

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The Great Ephemeral

Co-curated by Cheng MeiYa(Taiwan), Johanna Burton(Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, New Museum), Lauren Cornell(Curator, 2015 Triennial, Digital Projects, and Museum as Hub, New Museum), Sara O’Keeffe(Assistant Curator, New Museum) May 27-Sep. 6, 2015 Opening Reception I June 8, 2015 (By invitation only) Exhibit Venue I The fifth floor, New Museum, New York, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, United States Participating Artists I CHEN Chieh-Jen(Taiwan), YAO Jui-Chung(Taiwan), CHOU Yu-Cheng(Taiwan), Chelsea KNIGHT, Constantina ZAVITSANOS, Heman CHONG, Joel HOLMBERG, Jun YANG, LEE Kit, Minouk LIM, Nir EVRON “The Great Ephemeral” responds to the speculative nature of the global market, both by exploring its intangible, even emotional, aspects and by offering clear-eyed commentary on its inequalities. This exhibition is part of a season of programming organized by the New Museum’s Education Department that examines aspects of speculation, including its volatile relationship to faith as well as alternative economies focused on caregiving and collective labor. “The Great Ephemeral” is curated in collaboration with Meiya Cheng of the Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC), a platform dedicated to artists, curators, scholars, and cultural activists. The works on view reflect an ephemeral existence in which our material circumstances, both in art and …

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Chien-Chi CHANG: Double Happiness at inCube Arts SPACE

Curated by Chi-Wen HUANG 15 – 30 May, 2015 Opening Reception|7 – 9pm, SAT. 16, May, 2015 inCube Arts SPACE (314 West 52nd St., #1, New York, NY 10019) Hours: WED – FRI, 12 – 6pm; SAT, 12 – 5pm, Other times available by appointment. inCube Arts SPACE presents its first exhibition dedicated to the work of Graz, Austria-based Taiwanese artist Chien-Chi CHANG (b.1961): Double Happiness (2004-2011), curated by Chi-Wen HUANG and in collaborated with Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei. Marriage brokers recruit young Vietnamese women to come to Ho Chi Minh City where they are viewed by groups of Taiwanese men. Each of them pays a fee to pick a suitable bride from the lineup. Within days of meeting, the couples will be married. By using the medium of photography and video as his artistic medium, in Double Happiness, Chien-Chi Chang offers a series of scenarios following the process of arranged marriage in south-east Asia: from selection and application to all the paperwork and the final ceremony. The images are accompanied by interviews with the brokers, the men and women that take place between the potential bride and grooms as they determine the suitability of their partners. Chien-Chi CHANG is also …

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2015 Residency Unlimited Project Artists Announcement

Artists Mei-Ling Liu and Hsiang-Lu Meng are selected to participate in the 2015 Residency Unlimited Artist-in-Residence Project, sponsored by Ministry of Cultural, Taiwan (R.O.C.) and supported by Taipei Cultural Center in New York.

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Chi-Wen Gallery at Frieze New York 2015 – Focus

Dates|Thur.- Sun. May 14 – 17, 2015 Booth no.|D06 Sponsor|Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Chi-Wen Gallery for Frieze New York 2015 will present two important works by Graz, Austria-based Taiwanese artist Chien-Chi Chang(b.1961): Escape from North Korea (2007-2011) and China Town (1992-2011). For his ongoing project China Town (1992-2011), Chien-Chi Chang first became interested in themes related to the dispersion of Chinese individuals and families from their homeland in 1992. In the years since he has closely followed and documented the lives of illegal immigrants in New York City’s Chinatown, who left China as a matter of survival. As an artist Chien-Chi Chang explores alienation and connection between people in contemporary society by developing long-term, interactive relationships with his subjects. China Town consists of 18 families portrayed in sets of either 2 or 3 black/white and color photographs (total 38 pieces), together with one single channel video. Again using the medium of photography and video as his artistic medium, Escape from North Korea (2007-2011) records the dangerous journey by North Korean defectors, traveling over 5000 miles and crossing China and Laos, into Thailand. This contemporary narrative of historical significance continues with the defectors facing the new challenge of starting a …

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Taiwanese Artists Participate ISCP Spring Open Studio 2015

Dates:April 24th to 25th, 2015 Open Hours:Friday to Saturday,3:00pm to 8:00pm Opening Reception:April 23rd, 2015, 6:00pm to 9:00pm Address : ISCP, 1040 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY11211 The Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is glad to announce that Taiwanese artist, Isa Ho and Sung-Chih CHEN will participate spring Open Studios of ISCP from April 24 – 25th, 2015. It will hold a private VIP hour to launch Open Studios on Friday, April 23rd, from 6 to 9pm. ISCP is one of artists-in-residency programs that are sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, R.O.C. regularly to create a cultural exchange opportunities for Taiwanese artists and curators. Artist, Isa Ho Isa Ho is a Taiwanese artist who creates simulated reality through contemporary photography. It is through these methods that she works to address her social concerns and fulfill her personal responsibility to society. Museums that have collected her work include the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, Hong-Gah Museum, Kaosiung Museum of Fine Arts, and the White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney, Australia. Her awards and recognitions include the 2012 ACC grantees (Residency program at the International Studio and Curatorial Program …

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The View of Formosa’s Landscape from Photographers

Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York proudly presents The View of Formosa’s Landscape from Photographers, a group exhibition held at Taiwan Academy in New York, 1 East 42nd Street, New York from March 13th through May 15th, 2015 with an Opening Reception (RSVP required, click HERE) on March 26th, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30PM. This exhibition is a part of 2015 Asia Week New York. Asia Week New York takes place on March each year. It is designed to celebrate Asian art throughout metropolitan New York, with non-stop exhibitions, auctions and special events presented by leading international Asian art specialists, major auction houses, and world-renowned museums and cultural institutions. This exhibition features the work of fifteen photographers from both Taiwan and abroad, documenting Taiwan’s natural and human landscape from a personal angle. Works displayed include photographs by the 19th-century Scottish photographer John Thomson, picturing the dwellings of the Plains Aborigines in the valley of the Laonong River; scenes of swimmers in the Tamsui River shot by the venerable Taiwanese photographer Lee Ming-Tiao in the years shortly after the Retrocession; and gorgeous, vertiginous vistas of Taroko Gorge and Jade Mountain (southeast Asia’s tallest peak) captured by various noted photographers, …

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