VISUAL ARTS

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 in partnership with Residency Unlimited Supported by 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 http://artistsallianceinc.org/cuchifritos-gallery-2/upcoming-exhibitions

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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 features in the Talk. Free Admision 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 (RSVP required, please click HERE) 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 …

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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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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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