新書發表會：2015.09.25 (五) 7pm
展覽：2015.09.25 – 10.04
藝術家楊俊的「個人同名專輯」（The Monograph Project）出版計畫包含六卷專書，由楊俊18年來
楊俊目前由 Galerie Martin Janda（維也納）、維他命藝術空間（北京、廣州）與
Book launch event: 2015.09.25 (Fri.) 7pm
Presentation: 2015.09.25 – 10.04
Venue: Taipei Contemporary Art Center, No. 11, Lane 49, Baoan Street, Taipei (MRT: Daqiaotou Station)
Artist/speaker: Jun Yang
Altogether six volumes form the monograph of Jun Yang. It is structured alongside key issues and key projects the artist has done over the past eighteen years. Formats, papers, covers, and even his name change: from June Young, Yang Jun, Tun Yang, Jan Jung, Yi Chuan to Jun Yang. Having grown up and lived in different cultural contexts, the artist has often faced variations of his name in spelling and pronunciation. This has formed the point of departure not only for his monograph but for many of his artistic projects, which deal with biographical writing, naming and questions of identity.
According to its general definition, a monograph is a specialist work of writing on a single subject, usually by a single author. This is only partly the case here: the subject is indeed the work of Jun Yang, it is overseen by one editor but many authors contribute. At any rate, The Monograph Project is not an overly ambitious monograph that celebrates one artist’s work—on the contrary, it challenges the genre of monographs, monographic and biographic writing centred around the person of one artist and his oeuvre. Consequently, monograph and biographical writing turn themselves into subjects of examination.
Through the form of “setting tables” (bang-do), a local custom of preparing a feast, the Book Launch Event at TCAC will present the first three volumes of “The Monograph Project” published earlier in July. The event features more than a sharing of The Monograph Project by the artist, but also serves as a gathering and discussion with key contributors of this project. A 10-days exhibition will follow through to have a visual presentation on the concept of the Monograph Project.
The concept for this and the other books has been developed by Jun Yang and Barbara Steiner, and translated into a visual format by Oliver Klimpel. The monograph will be published in two parts, with three volumes each, in 2015 and 2017.
Jun Yang is an artist based in Vienna, Taipei and Yokohama.
His works encompass various media—including film, installation, performance and projects in public space. Exhibitions: Gwangju Biennale 2012, Taipei Biennial 2008, Liverpool Biennial 2006, 51st Biennale di Venezia 2005, and Manifesta 4 in 2002.
Yang is a co-founder of the Taipei Contemporary Art Center, which emerged from a project he initiated at the Taipei Biennial 2008. With his brother Tie Yang and friend Dong Ngo, he co-founded the restaurant/bar ra’mien, 2002 and the ra’mien go chain, 2012. Most recently, Yang and his partners opened mitte Café and Gyoza Brothers. All of them are located in Vienna.
Jun Yang is represented by Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna; Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing and Guangzhou; and ShugoArts, Tokyo.