GROOVING －New wave of Taiwan Contemporary Art
熱 鬥 —台灣當代藝術新浪潮
熱 鬥 —台灣當代藝術新浪潮
Project Fulfill Art Space Grand Opening Exhibition
Project Fulfill Art Space is pleased to present its grand opening exhibition “Grooving: New wave of Taiwan Contemporary Art” showing new breed of artists with vision, vitality, self-expressiveness and guts, including Akibo、Lin Shih-Yung、Yu Cheng-Ta、Chen Po-I、Lin Jun-Liang、Su Chih-Cheng、Ho Meng-Chuan、Tu Pei-Shih、Opel、Weng Wei-Hsiang、Fan Chia-Ling and Lin Ru-Dao.
Entering the 90s, Taiwan‘s contemporary art trend had transformed itself swiftly. After a time of being quiet and yet accumulating energy, new generation of artists represent a new wave of creativity and they unveil a new art force that is unique to the 00s. This force is different from mainstream. It‘s new and go-as-you-please, in terms of subject, materials used and mechanism of presentation.
The Grooving series‘ high profile display will proceed as temperature soars in the red. After its opening in August, it will bring on another highlight in October. It is going to be an event that reflect Taiwan’s art scene at the moment. It makes no difference if you are watching this trend constantly or you are just taking a glance since the heat of Grooving will certainly be felt.
Project Fulfill Art Space, is a brand new show case for Taiwan‘s contemporary art and a platform that adjoins new waves of creativity. We think our space as an Art Radiator; in here boldness, passions and limitless constituents of creativity of new generation artists are brought together and this art vibration is transmitted to various receivers inside and outside of the country through our web site, gallery exhibitions and international shows.
Sitting by Taipei‘s Howard Hotel, Project Fulfill Art Space is blessed with convenience in terms of environment and transportation. And in addition to its advantageous location, it utilizes massive amount of wood as its theme element. With an outlook that emphasizes simplicity and nature, it has spin glass door and a tunnel-like gate which allow skylight to penetrate. This unique design brings a sense of surprise to guests with the experience of space-transformation. Other than that, Project Fulfill Art Space also extends its terrace to create a semi-outdoor space. For those who come to visit us, this gallery is a public space to linger on, extend their visual experience and feel intimately how Project Fulfill Art Space brings its “no distance to art” concept to reality.
CURATOR: Chen, Yung-Hsien
Lin, Shi-Yong/Woodenmen 3 - Hot Fighting
YU,CHENG-TA/Talk to You
Yu Cheng-Ta currently works in Taipei and studies at the Graduate Institute of Fine Arts at the Taipei National University of Arts. His work deals mainly with the metamorphosis and mobility of the human body and the question of identity as raised in our contemporary, image-saturated and media heavy environment. He uses his body as the medium through which to create his works and to explore the power relations that develop within media frameworks. In 2007, he participated in the OPEN SPACE Summer Art Camp, held by the Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany that ran in parallel to Documenta; he also participated in the Fukuoka - Taipei Interchanging Art Exhibition at the Fukuoka Art Museum in Japan. Exhibitions in 2009 include Micro(Glo)Bal Taiwanese Contemporary Art, Art Center Berlin Friedrichstrasse, Berlin, and Espace Commines in Paris.
AKIBO/She is My LuLubo
Lulubo, a robot who loves to dance, is standing in the midst of bright red firework-like image. The party she anticipated for long is about to begin.My Lulubo was born as a dancer. During the time I was creating Lulubo, electronic/techno music was all that I was listening, dancing the steps of Trance in the animation to the dreamy(surreal) but stable beats. This creation, Lulubo, is in love, intoxicated by the irresistible sentiments, reluctant to let her hurt to be seen.
Su Chih-Cheng/You are a stupid boy, right?
By experiencing life as a boy, I try to convey the concept of “molding” taking place in the family or school education. According to my own experience, “hoping one’s children to be successful in the future” is every parent’s expectation to their children. Parents always see their kids as themselves; hoping them to fulfill things they did not fulfill, to follow the plan set up by them, to become the person they want them to be. This kind of power can be considered as an expression of love.
In the school, examination has become a standard of survival and the goal of entering a higher school has turned to be the meaning of life. What we have been taught by the schools and the teachers is an unalterable principle and this seems to be an inevitable experience to everyone. The irresistible power is also an expression of love. If you rebel, contradiction and punishment will follow successively, making you subdued submissively by means of love. According to the theory of Contingency of Reinforcement in the field of Educational Psychology, the appearance and disappearance of positive and negative enhancers can be decisive to one’s future behavior. People will continue striving hard when their effort gets paid, meanwhile they will keep escaping if thus they are able to avoid punishments. Contingency of Reinforcement is the key to whether an individual is capable of learning a certain behavior. So what kind of a person will the boy turn out to be? I haven’t had the answer yet.
This work, a window view, attempts to encapsulate the fading memory of the Haishan residents. Conceptually, the window is a framed outlet for people to connect themselves vis-à-vis the world outside the window. In this sense, the widow view conceives a lively image pertinent to people and their local lifestyle. After the relocation of the village and the exodus of the residents, the landscape of Haishan is devastatingly changed. The view through the window is no longer the reflection of earthbound cultures; it becomes a scene of utter desolation with an enterprising view of Kaohsiung Harbor at distance. The expansion of industrial society outweighs the existence of many old-timers. Within a short time, the village is pulled down; the landscape, remodeled; the memory, turn topsy-turvy. Through this window view, we are about to see an outlook for Haishan as well as the fragmentary history and the ever-changing Kaohsiung landscape.
Lin Jun-Liang/Face Out
When the usage of interface of software steps into simplification, and technology steps into the process of art creation, emotion of art creation also moves in an area that requires innovation. Therefore, besides worshipping the improvement of technology, we should look back on to think if we had gotten lost in finding the origin of worship the art. A big amount of using time axis with technology can make the display of time leap forward in a flitting way. People seem not be able to find the clear “him-self” in current memory.
In this kind of crisis, I still choose to use technology in “time” to fix the time-sense that still moves on but never could turn back.
Therefore, I restack many time points up on a plane of time axis and view “time” pantoscopicly to pursue the face fading in a time flow.
At different time points, I use similar technique with a complete imagination to reassemble the face that is closer to mine. In slightly time differentiation, we can feel the penumbra of truth after imagination.
『就在藝術空間』開幕首展「熱鬥—台灣當代藝術新浪潮」（Grooving： New wave of Taiwan Contemporary Art）邀集具有想法、有活力、展現自我、大膽嘗試的創作者為主軸，藝術家包括(熱鬥1)李明道、林世勇、余政達、陳伯義、林俊良、蘇志成，以及(熱鬥2)何孟娟、杜珮詩、歐寶、翁偉翔、范家凌、林儒鐸等人共同呈現嶄新面貌。檢視台灣當代藝術進入90年代後迅速發展，當下的年輕創作者，經由沈寂、發酵，至今醞釀出一股新興浪潮，無論創作主題、媒材運用、呈現機制等面向，不斷揭露屬於00年代另類的、新穎的、無拘束的藝術思維。正如爭豔花叢中的熱鬥，一場美麗的競技正啟動台灣當代藝術的生命力—年輕、夠力、夠鮮、夠勇猛！
余政達/讓我告訴你 Talk to You
李明道/She is My LuLubo
蘇志成/男孩 You are a stupid boy, right?
LIN Shi-Yong 林世勇
YU Cheng-Ta 余政達
SU Chih-Cheng 蘇志成
CHEN Po-I 陳伯義
LIN Jun-Liang 林俊良