2014.12.19 TCAC: Socially Engaged Art Talk V “Artist’s Productions in Foreign and Community Bonding”
- Duration of residencies：2014.12.19 19:00-21:00
- Location：TCAC (No.19-1, Andong St., Zhongshan Dist., 10492 Taipei, TAIWAN)
2014.12.19 Socially Engaged Art Talk V “Artist’s Productions in Foreign and Community Bonding”
Socially Engaged Art Talks V “Artist’s Productions in Foreign and Community Bonding”
Moderator: LU Pei Yi | Speakers: KAO Jun Honn, HUANG Po Chih
The series of Socially Engaged Art Talks emphasizes on the subjective and initiative of human being. It suggests that as human being making progress in daily life it also causes inevitably crisis to endanger the environment and our society. These consequences must be resolved by the people. The practice of socially-engaged art, participatory art or social practice takes art as a starting point. Through collaboration, participation, connection, relationship building, social issues can be perceived and the idea of “let’s do something together” is emerged.
This series will examine the relationship between art and society through several different forms: Scholars provides lectures and the issues relating to Socially Engaged Art practice and dilemma in different regions, such as Japan, China, France and so on; Artists conducta conversation sharing their cross-regional experiences in Socially Engaged Art. Also, a roundtable discussion and a book launch will be held.
Artist’s Productions in Foreign and Community Bonding
Kao Jun Honn’s “Dual 1984” links two significant events happened in 1984 – the mass miners’ strike in middle UK, and the Hai-san coalmine explosion in Taiwan; Huang Po Chi’s Production Line – Made in China & Made in Taiwan observes a cross-strait production line by tracking the circuitous route of migration of clothing industry to China happened in thirty years ago and its recent return trend. Dealing with social issues, two artists are able to connect with these two domestics. During their production processes, how do artists find an agenda which can echo globally and domestically? How to work in a foreign place? How to get involved and work with local communities? What is a foreigner’s strength and difficulties?
Kao Jun Honn/ Speaker
Kao Jun Honn was born in Taiwan in 1973. He has great exhibition record in both solo and group shows. In recent years, Kao has joined artist residencies in Yau Ma Tei in Hong Kong, Manchester in UK, Provins in France, etc., and has primarily focused on issues regarding East Asia Multitude, The Art Machinery, Survival, Empire, and Neoliberalism. He participated exhibition ‘Are We Overwork’ in 2013 and was nominated for Taishin Art Award by The Ruin Image Crystal Project in 2014.
His publication include Bubble Love (2001), The Home Project: Fond Memories Too Far (2006), AAET Archives of Aesthetics of Existence in Taipei (2009); Novel: in the name of Cheng-kung Chang (2015), Multitude: East Asia Art Tramps and Occupation (2015), Spinning top: bio-politics and my creation (2015), and etc..
Now he is studying at Doctoral Program in Art Creation and Theory in Tainan National University of the Arts (TNNUA).
HUANG Po Chih/ Speaker
Po-Chih Huang’s diverse artistic practice principally explores such issues as agriculture, economics, popular consumption and production, depicting and surveying local history and the evolution of society and the environment. His many shifting roles in society – from project executive to manual laborer to documentary writer – have become key elements in his recent art projects. Seeking points of convergence among these many experiences to serve as his text, he reassembles the fragmented historical and cultural contexts in the background of his experiences, and manufactures daily consumer goods (or events) as “counterfeits” that form connections of social communication, with the aim of exploring how these “art (products or events)” can initiate new meanings and definitions within complex social relationships.
LU Pei Yi/ Moderator
A researcher, art critic and curator. She awarded PhD in humanity and Cultural Studies from University of London. Her research interests are off-site art, museum studies and curating in theory and practice. Recently, a research-based book Contemporary Art Curating in Taiwan Two Decades is going to be published. She is an associate curator of 8th Shenzhen Sculpture Biennale “We Have Not Participated” (2014). She had been as an assistant professor of Museum Studies MA, National Taipei University of the Arts and served as a visiting assistant professor in Cultural Management MA, Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is teaching part-time in Fine art school, National Taipei University of the Arts and National Taipei University of Education.