- Duration: 2016.03.23 Wed. & 2016.03.26 Sat.
- Venue: agnès b. Cinema – Hong Kong Arts Centre
Chen I-Chun｜2016.03.26 Sat. 12:30 pm
Chen Szu-Han & Vaihav Raj Shah｜2016.03.26 Sat. 12:30 pm
Chang Li-Ren｜2016.03.26 Sat. 12:30 pm
Wu Chi-Yu｜2016.03.23 Wed. 12:30 pm
Four artists represented by Liang Gallery have been selected for inclusion in the the Film Sector at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016. These new media artists from a calm and objective point of view look deep at the status between Taiwan and international community. The viewers are brought into a deep mode of reflection.
Chen I-Chun, born in Nantou, Taiwan, in 1980, received her MFA in Digital Art and Technology from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 2010. Currently, she is a PhD student at the Department of Fine Arts of the same university. 25 Years Ago the Night has been selected for inclusion in the Film Sector at Art Basel Hong Kong 2016. This video narrates a gas truck accident that triggered off a deadly fire. This video portrays the people who experienced the incident, it discusses how they perceive this disaster after a period of time and how they feel about the victims of the accident. The artist is best known for her artistic practice in video art and experimental animation/video. She focuses on folk stories and social issues in the industrious areas, marginalized areas, or the lower middle class. In 2015, a series of Shui Yuan Lin Legend have been selected into the Film Library at Art Basel Miami. In 2013, her works were exhibited at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria; Cyberfest in St. Petersburg, Russia; Transmediale in Berlin and HMKV in Dortmund, Germany; and Festival Les Instants Vidéo in Marseille, France. From 2010 onwards, her works have been exhibited at FILE – Electronic Language International Festival and FILE Rio – Electronic Language International Festival in Brazil.
Chen Szu-Han was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1981. She received her MFA from the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. The name of video work KAL, which have been included into the Film Sector, in Hindi language has two meanings, “yesterday” and “tomorrow”. It triggered the artist to ponder over language and life. In KAL, she explores the concept of time in Hindi language and local religious culture. Chen’s concern lies in the contradictions caused by modern living and differences in perspectives from various cultures and social classes. In 2011, she exhibited at the Résonance Programme of the Biennale de Lyon (Olivier Houg Galerie). She was an artist-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York and at the UNITEC in Auckland in 2009.
Chang Li-Ren was born in Taichung, Taiwan, in 1983. In 2011, he graduated from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts at the Tainan National University of the Arts. Exotic Magician elaborates on people who are not desired in the cities. They try to enter the system and to become a vital part of it, but if they fail to join in the society, they thus become the outcast of civilized city. Chang mostly creates video installations, conceptual projects, and animations. In his works, the artist aims to construct virtual world situated in between reality and imagination by means of narrating. His video works have been selected for inclusion in the Film Sector at Art Basel Hong Kong in 2016 and 2015, respectively. In 2014, his works were exhibited at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria; Cyberfest in St. Petersburg, Russia; Transmediale in Berlin, Germany; La Maison des Métallos in Paris, and Festival Les Instants Vidéo in Marseille, France. He received the First Prize in Kaohsiung Awards and Taipei Arts Award in 2009.
Wu Chi-Yu was born in Taipei, Taiwan, in 1986. He holds a Master of Media Art from the Taipei National University of the Arts. In Refraction the artist collected various clues and discovered Dao’s myth about the Book of Genesis and the fictional geology of two major floods in Orchid Island. These findings inspired the artist to start a visual study of fictional archeology. In his videos and video installations, he records various oral histories and legends, and uses new evidences to stimulate imagination. By means of rewriting the script and misreading various records found on the site, the artist draws out the buried memories and the unattractive proof, links them with a new narrative consequently discovering more connecting points and imaginations about the ways of surviving. In 2014, he joined Rijksakademie residency in Amsterdam and presented his works at Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria; Cyberfest in St. Petersburg, Russia; Transmediale in Berlin, Germany; La Maison des Métallos in Paris, and Festival Les Instants Vidéo in Marseille, France.