VISUAL ARTS

Huang Hsin-Chien: the Inheritance

Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is very pleased to present the solo exhibition-Huang Hsin-Chien: the Inheritance held at Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University from September 11st through December 20th, 2015. This exhibition features installation of new media art from Taiwanese artist, Huang Hsin-Chien. The installation combines everyday objects with real-time video and virtual stereoscopic computer-generated animation to explore memory, dreams, and what lies beneath the surface of consciousness. The exhibition space will display the four objects, worn leather shoes, a camera, a watch, and dentures in a glass – which were remade based on Huang Hsin-Chien’s memory, then captured by a high-resolution camera. These objects are placed on pedestals with one-way mirrors above them and, similar to an interrogation chamber, behind the mirrors is an observation room. The audience can view the items in the room they’re displayed in, but in the dark room on the other side of the mirrors they can also, wearing 3D glasses, watch real-time images of the objects on 3D projectors as they are captured by cameras. These images merge in real time into virtual 3D images on top of them. These objects are from the old apartment building …

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Tzu-huan Lin’s Solo Show -「The Yellow Snake Is Waiting」

Artist Tzu-huan Lin is going to present his first solo exhibition The Yellow Snake Is Waiting at the Flux Factory. Lin moved to New York and has lived here since 2010. Not only surrounded by the intense cultural shock, Lin had to struggle for what art meant to him during his time in school. After graduation, how New Yorks always wanting something amazed Lin. The endless eager of human beings inspires him to create an immersive installation The Yellow Snake Is Waiting. Two storylines circled around desire form the narrative of the installation, one from Chinese history Emperor Qin and the other from Bible. Entertaining with footage taken from Lin’s journal to upstate, the theme questions viewers with the universal topic: “What do you really want? What is desire?” Half of the gallery space turns into a pond, with smog to create a mysterious atmosphere. Lin as commentator in the video talks about his own interpretation of desire. “I want to explain what desire for me is. Western culture and Asian culture have their own story about desire, with different explanations. I try to combine and balance them. Maybe I could find a way to the ultimate answer.” Lin studied …

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Urbanism: Transience, Space, Community — Taiwanese Artist Collective Explores Cities in Transition

Pop-up Event Detail: 7PM Pre-show Artist Panel, 8PM to Mid-night Opening Event, Saturday August 1st, 2015 (Free of entrance fee) Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn Kickstarted by two Taiwanese expatriates, artist collective HATCH Series will venture into its second pop-up group exhibition in New York on August 1st, 2015. To celebrate the creative talent of our peers, HATCH aims to create an incubative platform where emerging artists and urban professionals can have an informal space to exhibit their works and strengthen their cross-sector professional network. A part of the overall purpose of HATCH is to explore the unique conditions that inform the work and process of artists living in urban contexts. With this in mind, the second group exhibition HATCH Series No. 2 is dedicated to explore the fluctuating definition of urbanism and how creative community experience such transformation. For HATCH Series No. 2: Between the Concrete, 12 featured artists will be presented in a warehouse-converted loft apartment located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to challenge the boundaries of the conventional white-cube art presentation. Informed by the awareness of a certain temporality and transience – intrinsic to an urban lifestyle – and its impact on urban community and space, we invite artists to critically …

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Mei-Ling Liu and HsiangLu Meng New Work in New York

Curated by Jodi Waynberg, Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc. Presented by Residency Unlimited and Artists Alliance Inc. Supported by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C.) and Taipei Cultural Center in New York Opening Reception: Friday, August 14 from 5-7pm Exhibition Dates: August 14 – September 13, 2015 Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space 120 Essex Street (inside the Essex Market), New York, NY 10002 Hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 12-6pm Being Here, an exhibition of recent work by Taiwanese artists Mei-Ling Liu and HsiangLu Meng, curated by Jodi Waynberg. With each artist working in New York for a brief period of time, the city becomes a central character in their new projects: Being and The Imprints of New York. Both artists continue their investigations of the behavioral and material differences between cultures and, through imprinted compositions of discarded recyclables and porcelain clay cast shoes, create a diaristic interpretation of their intersections with the people and substances that make up a new city. From these observations, Liu and Meng compose new images, stories and connections that allow a sense of familiarity in an unfamiliar space. – Jodi Waynberg is the Executive Director of Artists Alliance Inc in New York City. Since joining AAI in 2012, Waynberg has curated several group and solo …

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Dancing for the Camera – Artist Talk with PeiJu Chien-Pott, Jye-Hwei Lin, I-Ling Liu and Lois Greenfield

Artist Talk with Lois Greenfield joined by PeiJu Chien-Pott, Jye-Hwei Lin and I-Ling Liu Moderated by Paul Galando Presented by Taipei Cultural Center in New York Supported by Dance Films Association Friday, August 7, 2015 at 6:30PM Taiwan Academy, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York 1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 Extraordinary Taiwanese dancers PeiJu Chien-Pott, Jye-Hwei Lin, and I-Ling Liu share their experience of dancing for the camera, and in conversation with legendary photographer Lois Greenfield who has photographed these dancers for her UPCOMING BOOK, “ MOVING STILL”. The Talk is moderated by Paul Galando, the Founding Director of Tisch Dance and New Media, and supported by Dance Films Association. Dance films by Taiwanese artists Kuo-Heng Huang, Ji-Hong Lee, Jye-Hwei Lin, Wen-Chung Lin, Hsiao-Ying Peng and Yun-Ting Tsai are featured in the Talk. Free Admission RSVP at http://goo.gl/forms/wl6xyj3LWV

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Fertility, Blessings and Protection – Taiwanese and Asian Cultures of Baby Carrier

Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is very pleased to present the touring exhibition Fertility, Blessings and Protection – Taiwanese and Asian Cultures of Baby Carrier. This exhibition features collections of Baby Carrier from Taiwan’s National Museum of Prehistory. The second stop of the tour exhibition held at Taiwan Academy in New York from July 29th through September 20th, 2015 with an Opening reception on Thursday, August 6th, 3:00pm, 2015. The so called baby carriers is also know for 「Qiang Bao (襁褓)」. It is a piece of cloth which is used by parents to wrap and carry a baby. Practically, a baby carrier keeps parents’ hands from occupying. Most of all, it provide sense of safety and enhances closeness between babies and parents. It requires numerous stitch works and a lot of attentions to make a piece of exquisite baby carrier. It is an opportunity for a girl to demonstrate her handcraft and needlework among China’s ethnic minorities during their festivals every March of a lunar year because a piece of beautiful and well handcrafted carrier is always the central attention of the festival. While Han people of Taiwan’s barriers often seen consist of two parts, a towel …

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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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