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.
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
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
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