- Apr 23 Mon 2012 01:26
- Apr 17 Tue 2012 23:08
Adora Calvo Galeria is honored to engage independent curator Ms. Jau-lan Guo to curate an exhibition titled "How Can I Tell You Who I am?" Since Taiwan's abolishment of the Martial Law in 1987, artists have been urgently responding to the sea change of Taiwanese society. This exhibition attempts to sketch out traces of the theoretical body within the cultural context from the silhouettes of the situated body projected in their work. While these traces reflect how the artists address historical and systemic issues of representation, negotiation, obstruction and rotation between the individual and the collective, they also project these silhouettes onto the midst of a larger history, memory, locale, politics and exchange. In other words, their work open up the crisscrossing axes of time, space, language, culture and systems that surround the body, and enable this to be seen as a visual form.This exhibition raises a question; meanwhile it responds to the situation when one's identity is absent. "How" implies a method about solving this problem but questioning, "Is there a method to describe one's identity at all?" This exhibition refers to the despair of losing words as one's identity is obscure, it also doubts the subject of the being, and the justification of raising such a question.
- Apr 16 Mon 2012 12:43
Text: Guo Jau-Lan
On March 3, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum will at last retrospectively honor the overseas-Taiwanese artist Hsieh Tehching for his work since the 1970s in performance art that was a response to contemporary art in Taiwan -- with the “2012 Pilot Program: Hsieh Tehching’s Performance Art”, and the publication of the Taiwan edition of “Out of Now”.
In actually, Hsieh has only undertaken six public performance art works from the time he first arrived on the shores of the United States as a stowaway and illegal immigrant in 1974, until his exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2009. His current work at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum ought to be considered the beginning of Taiwanese re-reading of Hsieh’s performance art. Only, how should Taiwan approach this reading of Hsieh’s performance art?
- Apr 09 Mon 2012 22:02
獨立策展人郭昭蘭（Jau-lan Guo）將在2012年5月2日在西班牙阿朵拉卡爾沃畫策劃一項以台灣影像與錄像藝術中的身體論為主題的展覽，展覽標題"Ｈow Can I Tell You Who I Am ?" 台灣當代藝術自從1987年解嚴以來，藝術家熱切的回應著社會激烈的變化，這個展覽將以身體論去回答"How Can I Tell You Who I Am?"。展覽邀請了四位來自台灣的藝術家：吳天章、姚瑞中、余政達、陳敬元，試圖從身體論的角度，去打開影像作品中有關身體意像的討論。