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MAZES BY BAPTISTE TAVERNIER / IN THE MOOD FOR ART

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  Statement Baptiste Tavernier is a French artist who has lived more than a decade in Japan, where he studied extensively traditional Japanese arts & crafts and martial arts. His artworks all share the common theme of mazes & labyrinths. The labyrinth has served throughout centuries as a symbol marking the centre of the world and a [...]

JEU DE MAINS / ART MANIFESTO

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Jeu de mains...   Hands playing... Maybe we are forgetting what is a play. A play is a way to engage oneself or to engage other. It shows a capacity to move ideas, rules, principles, perceptions, and things to find a common accepted ground to experience something. Maybe we are forgetting that touching someone is a statement. "Jeu de mains" i[...]

ZERO / IN THE MOOD FOR ART

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Zero by Wu Tsan-Cheng   Between 9 July 2016 and 6 August 2016, for the first time in almost three years, Wu Tsan-Cheng staged his solo exhibition Zero at VT Artsalon in Taipei. Wu has made himself seen as a “sound artist” through his Taiwan SoundMap Project, which keeps showing us Taiwan’s everyday soundscapes. Nonetheless, this solo exh[...]

Charwei Tsai / IN THE MOOD FOR ART

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Manifesting the Buddhist concept of Emptiness   Charwei Tsai Born in Taipei, 1980, Charwei Tsai currently lives and works in Taipei and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in Industrial Design and Art & Architectural History (2002), and the postgraduate research program La Seine at L’École Nation[...]

專題藝術 / Records of the Hongmaogang Village Relocation

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Home: Records of the Hongmaogang Village Relocation  Hongmaogan Village (1624-2008), a historic village in the southwest of Taiwan, was wiped off the map by a government relocation scheme. This relocation project had taken the longest time (38 years from planning to completion), involving the largest scale of households (11,237), affecting the highest numbe[...]

專題藝術 / Stars

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Colors reflect the most primitive and intuitive sense in my creations. I carve out a promising career as an artist by observing the riotous profusion of creatures in the sunlight and feeling the profound sense of existence in the earth. In the Wild Fire series, the flaming red color symbolizes my inherent power of creation, with which I attempt to nestle up [...]

專題藝術 / TV, Drugs and Home Video

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Stilnox Home Video: The Midnight Hours | 21mins | 2010 (still of the video) by SU Hui-Yu 使蒂諾斯家庭實境秀:午夜時刻 - 電視、藥物與家庭錄影帶─使蒂諾斯家庭實境秀 by 蘇匯宇 According to a survey conducted by the Department of Health Bureau of Pharmaceutical Affairs, as of 2009, Taiwan has over 3,000,000 sleeping pill users. This seems to be an astonishing number but it’s actually a commonplac[...]