This exhibition explores some of the current practices by artists working with printmaking who are approaching the form not specifically as printmakers but are in many cases using print as one of a number of forms of expression or in combination with other media. They represent new forms of engagement that is informed by current art practices and the impact of digital media, the relation to drawing and photo based media, as well as in some cases, durational, installation and performative practices. This is represented in the different cultural traditions in Taiwan, London and Madrid where most of the artists gravitate to or are based. It is possible to recognise some of the specific cultural conditions that inform the work from each country and the extent to which traditional forms of printmaking have been embraced or even rejected. The exhibition therefore highlights how these artists apply the concepts of print to their artistic expression. By presenting the prints created from different aspects and in different forms, the viewers will get a grasp of the new vision of printmaking which comes along with the departure from old traditions.
Out of Place — A Trilogy on Kaohsiung Military Dependents’ Villages: Lulu Shur-tzy Hou Solo Exhibition
A Trilogy on Kaohsiung Military Dependents’ Villages summarizes the artist’s creative work involving Kaohsiung’s Zuoying and Fengshan military dependents’ villages over the course of many years. Employing the juxtaposition of positive and negative image pairs — which is termed a “Double-gaze” style by the curator, the artist superimposes subjective and objective viewpoints. Her work displays the dispersion and disruption of the military dependents’ villages, the turmoil and transience of the village residents’ lives as well as their appeals for “going back home” due to the improper execution of “Act for Rebuilding Old Quarters for Military Dependents,” and creates a contemporary epic of local history interwoven with the artist’s narratives and her dialogue with the residents.
Grantee: Shur-Tzy Hou
The exhibition will showcase Isa Ho's ongoing series of the “Westbeth” project and the newly developed serial work “My Peony Pavilion.” While the subject matter of the two series seem to sit on the opposite end of a spectrum: the young and the elderly, the East and the West; the difference between the series embodies Ho's continual focus on socio-cultural issues. The “Westbeth” series was inspired by and shot at the Westbeth Artists Housing in New York, where Ho spent over four years documenting the senior artists living there, their daily lives and environment. “My Peony Pavilion” utilizes and blends the traditional Chinese Kunqu Opera and Korean popular music K-pop to picture female self-identity in two juxtaposed temporal and spatial frameworks, by leveraging similar pop culture element. The exhibition title Not the Chelsea Hotel (Chinese Title: The Black Swan Effect) points to a key concept: the everyday mundaneness taken for granted might be overturned by a new piece of information – just as when a black swan was “discovered” by an explorer in Australia in 1697, only then people started to realize not all swans were white and their understanding was partial. The concept of the Black Swan Effect becomes the connecting thread: through presenting the two series together in this show, the artist wants to inform the audience’s preconceived notions of facts having the possibility to formulate utterly opposing meanings, once approached with a new angle with a new piece of information presented.
Grantee: Meng-Chuan "Isa" Ho
The exhibition theme “After Dawn, Till Moonrise” of Hsia, Ai-Hua is an extraordinary experience that she wanted to present in the gray area of time flows. Like during the chaotic moment from day to night or certain time or place, she could be more insightful to the skyline, thereby she can feel things that others can’t. Most people can only see things and people in our dimension, but some people sometimes could see things from other dimensions. And she is the person who can meet the messengers (or fairies) to bring her messages at some uncertain time flows.
Grantee: Ai-Hua Hsia
Dancing with Death
One of the most exciting choreographers in Asia today, Pichet Klunchun is internationally acclaimed for his contemporary works developed from classical Thai dance. Inspired by a carnival "Phita Khon" that celebrates death from the northeastern Thailand, Pichet transforms Dancing with Death into a dance that is exuberant and spiritual. "I want to show that death is beautiful," said Pichet. With dancers covered with colorful strips, whirling and running on a high-raised loop, audience is transported to a world of ecstasy. Here death is not feared but celebrated, and dance is free, fluid and organic in expression.
Inspired by vigorous vitality of the oldest district in Taipei — Bangka, 13 Tongues is "ultra-Taiwanese, mesmerizing, wild and awesome (PAR Magazine)" with dancers stomp and clap with rhythms, chant Taoist mantra, whirl around and move across the stage, presenting a bizarre spectrum of physical movements.
Grantee: Cloud Gate Dance Theatre
The Tina Keng Gallery is pleased to present Chen Chun-Hao: Once Upon an Otherworldly Realm, the first solo exhibition of the artist in three years. Chen is known for his mosquito nail painting that emulates ancient landscape with small headless pins, a modern industry product, to conjure a visual effect that reinterprets Chinese ink painting. This exhibition is comprised of his classical “Transcendence,” as well as the latest “Spherical Heavens” and “Flat Earth” series.
Grantee: Howard Chen
Backseat Boulevard is a continuation of Jao’s interest in historical remnants and their reproduction in modern-day society. In addressing these issues, the artist unfolds different interpretations of history, questioning the established, official versions produced by the nation-state and media. This exhibition comprises three works, including Taxi (2016), which debuted at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in November 2016. Adopting a documentary style and a cinematic language, the video chronicles the conversations between the artist and cab drivers as they took him around Taipei to various locations that significant historical events took place, mapping the hidden contours of the geographical, historical, and ideological landscape of Taipei. The second piece is a series of watercolor works on paper through which the artist contests history, examines how history is being perused or traded, and weighs aesthetics against morality. Another piece is a video installation that grapples with the changing state of symbols and icons by documenting the process of a shrine being fenling from Japan and reconstructed in 2015. Fenling, or shared spirit/power, denotes that the power of the enshrined god was taken from a more powerful one in another shrine.
Grantee: Chia-En Jao
Rewoven: Innovative Fiber Art is a collaboration between the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan, Taiwanese American Arts Council, New York, the Godwin-Ternbach Museum, Queens Colleege and the QCC Art Gallery / CUNY. The exhibition showcases twenty-four artists whose extraordinary creativity and commitment to nature, environmental, and social issues are addressed in a convergence of painted, woven, netted, sewn, assembled and installed artworks.
Grantee: Wen-Fu Yu
Let us get rid of social norms, go hand in hand to sing and dance in the open field with the young talented Taiwanese aboriginal dancers! Known for his choreographies with Cloud Gate 2 and Martha Graham Dance Company, Bulareyaung Pagarlava premieres his latest work "Stay That Way", inspired by Charles Baudelaire's poem “Get Drunk,” at Cloud Gate outdoor theater against the backdrop of intoxicating sunset.
Grantee: Bulareyaung Pagarlava
Outside of art circles, the artist CHI New-York goes by the name CHI Kai-Yuan. Juxtaposed against his more renowned nom de plume, this unfamiliar name has the appearance of a secret code to the artist’s private life. This eponymous exhibition takes the name “CHI Kai-Yuan”, a proper noun yet unencumbered by projected meaning, as the title of this 2017 solo exhibition. The featured works reveal a constant cycle of memory and craft in his personal experience, and are a reconsolidation of his individual artistic expression. CHI New-York simultaneously transitions into his role as artist in the cultural arena while he attempts to use himself as a vehicle of documenting the Other in a “mutual vehicle” in reciprocal response to the Other. The documentary photographic style approaches the realism of events and objects, while various technologies in the installation capture personal sensory experiences at different junctures.
Grantee: Kai-Yuan Chi
"Few tasks are more like the torture of Sisyphus than housework, with its endless repetition: the clean becomes soiled, the soiled is made clean, over and over, day after day. The housewife wears herself out marking time: she makes nothing, simply perpetuates the present … Eating, sleeping, cleaning – the years no longer rise up towards heaven, they lie spread out ahead, grey and identical. The battle against dust and dirt is never won."--Simone de Beauvoir
The performance combines with percussion, physical movement, little perspective and little humor inspired by daily chore with tears and laughter.
Grantee: Chong Leong Ng
Humans are constantly shifting between the roles of subject and object. Based on the works of British playwright Harold Pinter from different stages of his career, director and playwright KOH Choon Eiow rewrote and re-renders Outsider. The happy family of a contemporary Taiwanese couple hosts an elderly relative while visited by a friend from afar. Boundaries are masked by daily conversations, revealing the closeness between characters or the lack thereof; embedded within their everyday life is the shadows of Southeast Asian history.
Grantee: Yin-Chen Cheng
Coming from the concept of love and relationship, I invited ten pairs of lovers - who also are artists - to collaborate. Many decades ago, there were a group of people decided to build their homes at Treasure Hill, and they lived here with their loved ones. Treasure Hill was actually a living space, and now it is an ocean for artists to create.
Grantee: Dar-Kuen Wu
Theater director Wang Chia-ming turns himself into a DJ, remixing Shakespeare's historical plays and re-interpreting the War of the Roses. How would the history be rewritten? How would the stories be disseminated? What kind of intertwining complexities exist between blood and roses as well as between violence and beauty? Following his experiments of separating bodies and voices in Richard III, Wang Chia-ming re-constructs classic texts to re-present the political issues in the complicated history as well as their rules and forces.
Grantee: Chia-Ming Wang
The background of the story is the Franco-Chinese War from 1883-1885 and the battles that took place in Taiwan. A French sailor leads a happy life with his young wife. One day he takes leave of his wife and set sail on a ship to Asia. The ship encounters a typhoon as it approaches Taiwan and the ship sinks. The wife of the sailor receives a message from the army saying that her husband in missing in action and maybe dead, she breaks down...She doesn’t know her husband was still alive and had an adventure in Taiwan.
Director/Writer : Robin Ruizendaal
Soprano : Anne Rodier
Musician : Shih-Neng Chang
Puppeteer : Chien-Fu Kuo
Massimo Godli Peli
Grantee: Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company
Grantee: I-Chen Kuo
新時代的來臨，西部的進步帶來生活的矛盾與價值牴觸，使得島嶼東部出現另一種可能。壯闊的大地、無情的自然、簡單的人文，必定有它的意義。康德（I.Kant）在他的《判斷力批判》（The Critique of Judgment）中提及崇高與壯美，他說由於自然對象的巨大體積或力量超過想像力所能掌握時，於是在人心中會喚起一種要求對對象予以整體把握的「理性理念」來掌握和戰勝對象，從而對對象的恐懼、畏避的痛苦，轉化為對自身（即人）尊嚴、勇敢的肯定而生快感。這種審美特質在於它不是和諧優美那種，而是在愉快中包含痛苦，痛苦中又含有愉快。
Grantee: Idas Losin
FreeSteps is the project launched by Su Wei-chia of HORSE Dance Theatre in 2013, aiming to explore the most primitive status of dance and to re-develop the possibilities of dancing. The latest production follows the creative theme of the project, that is, creating various possible imaginations through the dancers’ figures, dancing steps, movements, emotions and rhythms so as to explore the human feelings, status, roles and relations. Presented by two experienced Taiwanese dancers, Chen Wu-kang and Chou Shu-Yi, FreeSteps brings to you the most refreshed feelings toward the bodies.
3/30-4/1 19:30; 4/2 14:30
Grantee: Jui-Chung Yao
世界畫廊（Galerie du Monde）呈獻台灣藝術家吳季璁（1981年生於台灣台北）的首次香港個展《憬》，展期自2017年2月16日至3月14日。吳季璁熱衷於對影像的解讀與創作，其作品透過不同的媒材如攝影、錄像與裝置，挑戰觀者對真實及自然世界的固有概念。《憬》以豐富的創作系列全面介紹藝術家十年中的藝術發展脈絡。世界畫廊（Galerie du Monde）首次呈獻吳季璁從未公開展出過的全新作品系列《布紋習作》（2014-2017年）、近期錄像作品。同時展出的亦有藝術家具標誌性的氰版攝影作品，以及大型場地特定裝置作品《水晶城市007》。
Grantee: Chi-Tsung Wu
Huang Yi & Kuka is a film shot in 2D and 3D that attempts to capture the unique performance and relationship between choreographer, media artist and dancer Huang Yi and an eight foot tall Kuka industrial robot. Filmed over eight days with twelve cameras, 3LD attempted to capture the film inside out and directed, produced, and edited the film as part of 3LD’s cross platform production program 3LD/3D+.
3-Legged Dog exists to produce new, original works in theatre, performance, dance, media and hybrid forms. 3LD’s mission is to explore narrative possibilities created by digital technology; to foster self-expression and skill in artists through training initiatives; and to provide an open environment free of censorship for our artists to create new tools and modes of expression so that they can excel across a range of disciplines.
From their home, 3LD Art & Technology Center in Lower Manhattan, 3-Legged Dog has built an unrivaled talent magnet, drawing artists from throughout our urban community and around the globe to create large-scale, immersive and technology-driven art projects in New York City.
Grantee: Yi Huang
2005年，陳慧嶠是台灣第一位受邀格蘭菲迪藝術駐村計劃 (Glenfiddich Artists in Residence) 的藝術家，在蘇格蘭達芙鎮 (Dufftown) 生活與創作，開啟了台灣藝術家與當地深厚的文化交流。從此，台灣的駐村藝術家透過伊通公園的推薦，每年夏天在達芙鎮駐地創作三個月，了解威士忌的傳統製程、當地環境、品牌歷史與價值，並吸取與轉化為藝術作品，每個人都以獨特的方式與策展人安迪‧費爾葛瑞福 (Andy Fairgrieve) 建立起一段特殊的情誼。在格蘭家族第五代傳人彼得‧高登 (Peter Gordon) 的支持下，由蘇格蘭格蘭菲迪酒廠、伊通公園、格蘭父子台灣分公司三方合作，不斷轉型、累積與推展下，台灣成為格蘭菲迪各國AiR計畫中，最完整亦最具代表性的國家。
「金馬電影編導陳以文受到法國文豪雨果小說“Le Dernier jour d’un condamné”（死刑犯的最後一天）的靈感啟發，
Grantee: Yi-Wen Chen
VT非常廟2016年最後一檔展覽，推出台灣-墨西哥攝影藝術交流展，透過難得的機會，一窺墨西哥當代攝影藝術的發展。展覽邀請墨西哥當紅的三位攝影藝術家：Adam Wiseman、Juan Carlos Coppel與Raul Gasque參展。他們擁有豐富的創作及跨領域資歷，是ESPN、華爾街日報與時代雜誌愛用的攝影師，普立茲獎得主的學生，雙年展藝術家以及美媒VICE的特約撰稿人。
同時參展的還有三位台灣當代攝影界重量級的藝術家: 楊順發、沈昭良與姚瑞中。此次的陣容堪稱台灣、墨西哥攝影藝術的夢幻組合。此外，展覽更展出姚瑞中與Raul Gasque全新、首次曝光的新作！
Grantee: Jui-Chung Yao
Grantee: Ching-Yao Chen
[來]: 美國學者問日本神職人 員：「你們的神學，哲學或意識型態是什麼？」神職人員回答：我們沒有那種東西。我們「跳舞」。
Performance by 2016 ACC Taiwan grantee Cloud Gate 2.
Grantee: Rong-Yu Wang
「五十步的空間」系列創作起源於2013年拉黑子‧達立夫一段東海岸的旅行，以他父親生前所說的一句話「我們只剩下五十步」，作為環境關照的初始視角，延續「颱風計畫」(2008 – 2013)中的拖鞋撿拾作為行動，然而這次的行走卻讓創作者不得不開展出與以往全然不同的太平洋觀看。回到傳統的認知中，事件、問題、衝突……都是非單一線性的發生，而是多重空間交互影響的概念，神話傳說、部落經驗、兒時記憶、個人省思、當代困境等，於是透過多重線索反覆交織重組，穿梭於有形無形的諸多空間之中，為當下的困頓尋求更進一步的答案，直抵轉化或者療癒的可能。
Grantee: Rahitzu Liu
布拉瑞揚舞團自創團作品《拉歌 La Song》開始，一直沉迷在舞者們唱歌亂跳的過程。如果我們一定要說話，是不是用唱的比說得更好聽更動人，如果我們一定要唱歌，是不是有了身體之後就更接近靈魂，有故事的人。「有聲音的身體」是布拉瑞揚目前努力想走的路，並試問為什麼我們要去山上走路、唱歌？我們會在歌的學習當中，讓身體走在山路上，歌緩緩進入身體，再回到作品中產生意義，才有機會認識自己，看見歷史，然後對應當下。