Spellbound Aura: Chinese Cotemporary Photograph
HE Chengyao » CHEN Chieh-Jen » CHEN Chin-pao » CHEN Ching-yao » Cola king » WU Dar-kuen » WENG Fen » Lin Hsin-yi » Kuo Hui-chan » Wang Jun-jie » HONG Lei » Xue Li-kai » SIT Lik-hoi » CHEN Lingyang » Victoria Lu » Wang Qingsong » LEE Shih-yi » CHEN Shun-chu » WU Tieng-Chang » HUANG Tzu-chin » CHEN Wen-chi » MIAO Xiaochun » CANG Xin » CUI Xiuwen » & others
Exhibition: 14 Feb – 2 May 2004
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
No. 39, Chang-An West Road
Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Taipei
No. 39, Chang-An West Road
SpellboundAura - Contemporary Chinese Photography is a special display to be held at the Contemporary Museum of Art, Taipei (MOCA) in Spring, 2004. It is based on works by artists from Taiwan and China, where Chinese art is at its most diverse and strongest. Two curators (Yao Jui-Chung from Taiwan, Zhu Qi from China) with strong backgrounds in photographic art were invited to curate the exhibition jointly. The idea is to use this exhibition as a vehicle offering the interpretations of two of the best young curators in Asia on photographic art, whilst also showcasing the creative energy of such a new museum as MoCA, Taipei. In this respect, “new ideas from Asians on photographic art” refers not only to a comparison of photographic works by Chinese people from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong. By subverting such media as cameras and photographic film, introducing interesting perspectives and perhaps even presenting reflections on such key questions as “what is photographic art?” we believe it will be possible to break away from the two dimensional restrictions traditionally associated with “photographic art” and offer a new artistic vision of “alternative photography.” In terms of content, this exhibition will also be a departure from the usual similarities between normal two-dimensional photography and traditional oil painting exhibitions. In addition to using such technology as projectors and the showing of films, there will also be exhibition related installation displays planned by the curators. This will help to create “alternative photographic” views and situations, on which the exhibition plans to focus, allowing visitors to immediately understand first hand the objectives behind the organization of displays on show. Participating Artists: Mainland Chinese Artists: Wang Qingsong, He Chengyao, Hong Lei, Cang Xin, Weng Fen, Chen Lingyang, Miao Xiaochun, (photography); Cui Xiuwen (Video); Li Dafang, Hsieh Nanxing (painting); Wu Xiaojun(sculpture). HongKong Artists: Xue Li-kai Taiwanese Artists: Wu Tien-chang, Chen Chieh-jen, Chen Shun-chu, Victoria Lu and Chen Wen-chir, Wang Jun-jie, Huang Tzu-chin, Lin Hsin-yi,Eva, Lee Shih-yi, Kuo Hui-chan, Wu Dar-kuen, Chen Chin-pao, Chen Ching-yao, Cola king.