We Print Art Talk One – Printed Matter: Artist Book
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(The speech is in Chinese and English with Chinese interpretation.
主講｜周安曼、周育正、Tyler Coburn、Kit Hammonds
在座談會上，周育正將分享他在藝術書上的相關創作經驗，包括《工作史》、《昭和時代男子漢》等。Tyler Coburn去年在台北駐村期間所研究完成的出版品《機器人製造機器人》將首度在台北發表。周安曼也將分享從策展人的角度參與藝術家印物製作的想像，而Kit Hammonds將討論藝術家印物作為一種社會性物件，如何在活動、社交空間等提供藝術家不同的實踐功能。
獨立策展人與作家。自2004年起於台北市立美術館擔任展覽助理，協助承辦多項國內、外展覽，包括2006與2008年台北雙年展 。 2010年擔任第7屆台北雙年展助理策展人，近年策劃展覽與計劃包括「兩年計畫」(2010-2012，台北)、「城市預演-余政達個展」(2013，澳門)。 2013年於Chi-Wen Gallery（台北）擔任展覽策劃工作。近年文章與譯作發表在《典藏今藝術》、《藝術家雜誌》、《 LEAP藝術界》、《MOT/TIMES線上誌》 等。2014年成立《一本出版》為一獨立藝術書籍出版社。目前定居工作於台北、台灣。
策展人，也是倫敦皇家藝術學院的資深講師，教授當代藝術。他最近的展覽包括在波多Serralves Museum的 blue lines, red threads: social tendencies in artists books（2014, 3-6月）、北京CAFAM雙年展（2014, 2-4月）。他於2004協同創辦Publish and Be Damned，在不同的博覽會、活動與刊物裡持續支持與呈現藝術家獨立出版的計畫，今年11月份即將與Casa Bosco和墨西哥瓜達拉哈拉的pa/per view展開合作。
Speakers: Freya Chou, Yu-Cheng Chou, Tyler Coburn, Kit Hammonds
Curator & Moderator: Esther Lu
Printed matter as a conventional and experimental medium keeps the flexible distribution and sustainable preservation quality that is hard to be outreached by exhibitions or live stages. It provides different potentialities for artists to explore alternative narratives and visual communication—not only in the service of documentation, but as a conceptual object. As a peculiar art object, artist book travels in-between its multiple attributions as a medium, a space, an object, an agent or media. Art book fair that becomes an emerging trend in New York, London, Singapore, Tokyo and so on further reveals possible forms of practices and experiments in the age of Web 2.0: the objecthood of art book is waiting for more interventions.
Yu-Cheng Chou will share his previous production experiences on his books A Working History – Lu Chieh-Te and Aki. Tyler Coburn will launch his publication Robots Building Robots, which is generated from his research in Taiwan last year. Freya Chou will address her imaginations for art publishing, and Kit Hamonds will talk about how artist book as a social object functions in relationship to events and convene social spaces for artists.
She is a freelance writer and curator, worked as an exhibition assistant at Taipei Fine Arts Museum since 2004, coordinated several local and international exhibitions, including Taipei Biennial 2006 and 2008. Chou is assistant curator of 2010 Taipei Biennial, her recent curatorial projects and exhibitions include The Two Year (2010-2012, TW), co-curated with Tirdad Zolghadr and Hongjohn Lin; On Set in the City—Solo Exhibition by Yu Cheng-Ta (2013, Macau). Chou is appointed as curator at Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei in 2013. She contributes for several art periodicals including MOT/TIMES (TW), Artist Magazine (TW), ARTCO Magazine (TW) and LEAP (CN), also works as editor for several exhibition catalogues. Chou is the founder of YiBen Book, an independent publishing house for artists’ books. She currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan.
He studied at the l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris, and the research program – La Seine, at l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts de Paris. Chou’s art project expresses his intentions by emphasizing the procedure and operation behind his work. To a certain degree, he focuses on how to produce an alternative method of operation that simultaneously reflects the problems of reality and proffers alternatives with their corresponding benefits. His intention is to reflect on the existing state of society, politics, and the economy, as well as on local issues.
He is an artist and writer based in New York.
He is a curator and senior tutor in curating contemporary art at the Royal College of Art, London. His recent exhibitions include blue lines, red threads: social tendencies in artists books at the serralves museum, Porto, March – June 2014 and the CAFAM Biennale, Beijing, February – April 2014. In 2004 he co-founded Publish and Be Damned, an ongoing project supporting and presenting independent artist led publishing through fairs, events and publications internationally including the forthcoming fair in collaboration with Casa Bosco and pa/per view, Guadalajara, November 2014.
She is a curator based in Taipei. She received her MA from Goldsmiths College, and participated in Konstfact University’s CuratorLab program. Lu’s practice focuses on creating different interplays with institutions and visibility, and her conceptual projects often address the agency of art and initiate alternative artistic productions in between social scenes and artistic platforms in order to investigate the critical role of art today. Her curatorial projects include Never Odd or Even (to be realized in 2014), This is not a Taiwan Pavilion (2013) — collateral event in the 55th Venice Biennale, etc. Her recent articles are published in art magazines, including Artco Journal, ArtReview Asia, Pipeline, etc.