VISUAL ARTS

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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Taiwanese Artists participate in 2015 New York Electronic Art Festival

May 23-July 20, 2015 LOCATIONS: Harvestworks The American Museum of the Moving Image Nolan Park, Governor’s Island Alwan Center for the Arts New York New Media Center by IFP Meet-the-Artists Reception Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6-8PM Taipei Cultural Center in New York (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017) Live Performance Saturday, June 28, 2015 The American Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, New York, NY 11106) New York Electronic Art Festival aims to provide a discursive public context for the appreciation of cutting-edge electronic artwork, a showcase of exciting interdisciplinary work and technological virtuosity. Attendees get an overview of how technology is being used in various artistic disciplines, and will have the opportunity to take part in a discussion about how these technologies will continue to shape contemporary art practice. Technology can play a role that is both daunting and exhilarating, and art is the most vital tool we have for realizing the potential of our technologies. Harvestworks has organized 2015 New York Electronic Art Festival around the theme of Plausible Worlds, a challenge to artists to define his/her/their relationship to art and technology and, through this, explore the limits of human agency and imagination. The …

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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 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 in New …

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

Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York and the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University is very pleased to co-present the touring exhibition Fertility, Blessings and Protection – Taiwanese and Asian Cultures of Baby Carrier. This joint exhibition features selected collections from Taiwan’s National Museum of Prehistory and the Charles B. Wang Center at Stony Brook University. The first stop of the tour exhibition held at Charles B. Wang Center in long island, Stony Brook, NY 11794 from March 11th through July 11th, 2015 with an Opening Reception (RSVP required) on March 11th, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00PM. 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. The touring exhibition features baby carriers and other tools associated with childcare from Asian cultures, beginning with Taiwan and extending to nearby areas, including southwestern China’s ethnic minorities and the Austronesian and South Asian peoples of Borneo, Bali, and Siberia. Baby carriers of various …

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New Visions of New York in Contemporary Photography – A Panel Discuss

Thursday, February 12th, 6:30pm at Museum of the City of New York,1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029 Join four leading photographers of New York - Jeff Liao, Andrew Moore, Vera Lutter and Matthew Pillsbury - as they discuss their approach to finding a unique lens on the world’s best documented city. The panel will explore why they have chosen New York as a subject, what special challenges (personal, technical, logistical) it presents, and their inspirations amongst the city’s iconic photographers and rich traditions of visual storytelling.  Moderated by Bonnie Yochelson, former Curator of Prints and Photographs at the City Museum. Co-sponsored by the International Center of Photography, Aperture Foundation, the Taipei Cultural Center, and SVA MFA Photography, Video and Related Media. The updated program link is here. Use this discount code NYC12 for tickets.

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