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2014.12.26 FRI 6-9PM
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
2014.12.27 SAT 3-5pm 活動
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。
《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
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.
策劃 鄭美雅 彭若瑩
設計 余政達 方彥翔
特別感謝 Kit HAMMONDS 王永廷 許峰瑞 黃博志
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.