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CHIU Chen-Hung

CHIU Chen-Hung's Art Work
CHIU Chen-Hung's Art Work Exhibition Photo
CHIU Chen-Hung's Exhibition
CHIU Chen-Hung's Art Work Detail
CHIU Chen-Hung's Art Work Exhibition

CHIU Chen-Hung

Location France / Paris
Residency Cité Internationale des Arts
Year of the Grant 2011
Work <Confessional>
Personal Website CHIU Chen-Hung's Personal Website
Chen-Hung CHIU received a Master’s Degree from the Graduate School of Plastic Arts, National Taiwan University of Art. His creations are mostly installations and sculptures. He excavates the figures and trajectories that existed in another time and space as if archaeological expedition. Moreover, he reinterprets the logical rules that have been rationalized and designed through abstract techniques. Chiu reshapes them vividly, which develops many memory repairing methods.

His essential solo exhibitions in recent years include Embroidered Swallows Across Original Jungle, TKG+, Taipei(2021), Phototaxis, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Germany (2019), The Dust of Time, YIRI ARTS, Taipei (2017), and group exhibitions, including the 2019 Asian Art Biennia: The Strangers from beyond the Mountain and the Sea, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (2019), Island Tales: Taiwan and Australia, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei (2019), and so forth.

Artist Statement:

<Confessional> is a sculpture built from broken furniture that was discarded on the streets of Paris. I collected these broken objects daily, disassembled and washed them, and constructed the sculpture according to the character of the materials. This process of collecting not only created a connection between the city and its residents, but it also created a topic for discussion: a self-contained memorial monument. This work was assembled with forgotten objects cast away around the city. I constructed these objects on the surface of the sculpture like codes and symbols, trying to awaken the memories and ghosts hidden under the city’s facade.

During the project, I found an old postcard inside a piece of broken furniture. I assigned an unique relationship between the words on the postcard and the found objects. I whispered the content of the postcard into a recorder and installed the recording in the sculpture. This was an attempt to link individuals, families, and communities together in an alien city, allowing the forgotten shadows of the city to find their true home.

Residency Recollections:

It was quite an unique experience for me, attempting to understand an unfamiliar place through working site-specifically during my time in Paris, France. Cité International des Arts resided in an extremely convenient location in Paris. It was similar to a mini art community in which artists gathered and exchanged ideas about art. There were different open studio events almost everyday, and I had gained much from these activities.