2014.12.26 《Nomad in Times》 – TCAC Burning Issue Residency Exhibition | 《遷徙中》- 台北當代藝術中心關鍵議題駐村展覽

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2014.12.26 FRI 6-9PM

《遷徙中》- 台北當代藝術中心關鍵議題駐村展覽開幕

參展藝術家:Jen WU、吳音寧、高俊宏、黃大旺、劉和讓以及由Clark House Initiative成員Nikhil RAUNAK的特別計畫帶來藝術家:Pablo BARTHOLOMEW, JAMBOY, Prabhakar PACHPUTE, Zied Ben ROMDHANE, Cecelia TRIPP and TROOTS


**開幕當晚將由藝術家/策展人Nikhil帶來與藝術家Prabhakar PACHPUTE的(線上)對談以及高俊宏的新書暖身發表和黃博志的暖場檸檬酒

2014.12.27 SAT 3-5pm 活動
開場將由黃大旺獻上一場微型的聲音表演,接著與吳音寧展開關於社會底層的對談講座

展覽概述
2014年即將結束,TCAC也將再一次遷徙。

《遷徙中》一展為TCAC「關鍵議題駐村計畫」的總結。《遷徙中》成為一個當代的必然狀態。藝術家、策展人,依其關注的主題,在不同的城市與空間移動、研究、發表,而藝術聚落則因都市仕紳化而不斷遷移,居無定所成為一種生命狀態,其移動的驅力,無法脫離全球新自由主義的空間治理與生命治理的邏輯。

TCAC的「關鍵議題駐村計畫」邀請了高俊宏、吳音寧、黃大旺分別依其長久關注的議題、諸眾、農業與生態、底層文化等,前往曼徹斯特、中國與日本進行研究。而基‧哈默斯Kit Hammonds(英國) 、李傑(香港) 、Nikhil Raunak(印度) 、Jen WU(美國)來台討論機構營運、藝術生態、移民與勞動、社區等議題。他們以策展、工作坊、座談、藝術作品、寫作出版、演出等不同計畫形式,在TCAC呈現他們的研究與思考。

在本次的參展計畫,交織出一個全球化下,不同的移動狀態;作家吳音寧與藝術家劉和讓沿著乾涸水圳行走的一趟旅程後,她依劉和讓的攝影發想,寫下因工業化而被迫離開土地的農民的詩句。高俊宏的錄像作品兩個1984,呈現了台灣、英國因新自由主義的企業私有化而失業、被棄的礦工,印度藝術家Pablo的攝影作品,呈現了因政治迫害、警察暴力、經濟蕭條而必須離鄉背井,無身份的移民,黃大旺的聲音採集與演出,則是關於不願進入社會制約體系,成為都市底層的遊民與藝術家,Jen WU的the wall,則是以四年的時間,將Stalford因都市仕紳化而拆除的建物牆面,與社區居民一一編碼重建。

此展同時也為TCAC在現址的最後一個大型活動。在現址暫居的兩年,這個藝術機構帶動了死寂街區的發展,功成身退。2015年,TCAC將另覓新居,開啟一個新的篇章。《遷徙中》作為一個藝術機構的常態,呈顯了這個城市的空間治理與再生產的邏輯,而藝術生產,也必然回應了在這個脈絡中,個體與諸眾的生命狀態。

 

《Nomad in Times》 – Taipei Contemporary Art Center Burning Issue Residency Exhibition
Participating artists:Jen WU, Yin Ning WU, Junn Hong KAO, Dawang HUANG, Hojang LIU, plus Clark House Initiative presents a special display curated by Nikhil RAUNAK with participant artistsPablo BARTHOLOMEW, JAMBOY, Prabhakar PACHPUTE, Zied Ben ROMDHANE, Cecelia TRIPP and TROOTS


2014.12.26 FRI 6-9pm Opening
Artist/ curator Nikhil RAUNAK from Clark House Initiative presents an artist discussion with Prabhakar Pachpute via Skype; a preview of upcoming publication by Junn Hong KAO; and a special present of hand-made liquorwith lemonade by artist Po-Chih HUANG

2014.12.27 SAT 3-5pm Event
sound performance by Dawang HUANG followed by the artist in discussion with Yin Ning WU about their observation at scum culture

Exhibition Briefing
As 2014 comes to the end, TCAC is going to move again.

Nomad in Times concludes the Burning Issue Residency programme at TCAC. Nomadism has become an inevitable status in the contemporary world. Artists and curators move among, and research and publish in different countries, cities and spaces depending on conditions and the topics they are concerned with. More locally, art clusters continue to move because of gentrification. Living without a fixed location has become a condition of life, driven by the changing landscape caused by global neo-liberalism.

The Burning Issue Residency invited Kao Junhonn, Wu Yinning and Huang Dawang to conduct research in Manchester, China and Japan respectively. The issues that concerned them included the multitude, agriculture and the ecosystem, as well as culture from the bottom of society. On the other hand, Kit Hammonds (UK), Lee Kit (HK), Nikhil Raunak (India) and Jen Wu (US/TW) visited Taiwan to discuss institutional operations, the art system, migration and labor, as well as community. They have presented their research and thoughts in TCAC in various formats, including curatorial practices, workshops, writing, publications, performances and art itself.

This exhibition brings together works that reflect different states of mobility under globalization. Writer Wu Yinning walks along the dried waterways in Taiwan with artist Liu Ho-jang. Based on Liu’s concept of photography, she composes poems about evicted farmers under industrialization. The video “Two 1984” by Kao Junhonn portrays unemployed and socially abandoned miners in Taiwan and Britain, both affected by neoliberal corporate privatization. Photography by Indian artist Pablo Bartholomew (presented by Nikhil Raunak) records the lives of undocumented migrants under political suppression, police violence and economic downturn. Sound recordings and performances by Huang Dawang focus on the homeless and the artists at the bottom of society, unwilling to enter the social system. “The wall” documents the work of Jen Wu who has spent four years with community residents to number and reconstruct the wall of a building torn down due to urban gentrification.

The exhibition is also the last major event by TCAC at the current site. The independent organization has revived the dwindling block over the past two years and TCAC will look for a new venue and start a new chapter in 2015. Nomad in Times, as a constant status for an art institution reflects the logic of spatial reproduction behind the city. Art production also inevitably responds to individual and public life in this context.

 

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工作人員

策劃 鄭美雅 彭若瑩

設計 余政達 方彥翔

行政 謝欣芳

助理 張瑜庭

翻譯 錢佳緯

特別感謝 Kit HAMMONDS 王永廷 許峰瑞 黃博志

 

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Organisers: Meiya CHENG, Jo Ying PENG

Designers: Cheng Ta YU, Yen Hsiang FANG

Administrator: Ashley HSIEH

Assistant: Yu Ting CHANG

Translator: Leonard CHIEN

Special Thanks: Kit HAMMONDS, Herman WANG, Fong-ray HSU, Po-Chih HUANG

 

台北當代藝術中心由文化部及RC Art Collection贊助營運。
TCAC is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and RC Art Collection.

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