2016.10.13. Portrait Portrait Event Series#2: The Group Portraits of Artists
肖像擺系列活動#2 野台開講之藝術群像



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Time: 2016.10.13 (Thursday), 7-9pm

Venue: Taipei Contemporary Art Center, No. 11, Lane 49, Baoan Street (MRT: Daqiaotou Station)

Speakers: Yao Jui-Chung, Lin Chi-Wei, Lee Jung-Yang, Hu Xiangqian


Every artists’ gathering could be a starting point for a revolution.

Taking the exhibited works Eight Days a Week (by Yao Jui-Chung) and Reconstructing Michelangelo (by Hu Xiangqian) as the foreground for this conversation, this gathering will try to go through stories from different spaces and times.

During the past twenty or even thirty years, which remarkable scenes or events can be considered as agents for cultural movement that conveys the currents of emotional tension, critical consciousness and aesthetic imagination? How have we generated new culture space and idea exchange by building up inspiring contexts for one another? Would it be possible that we could find ways to reflect our memories and portray these historical expressions, so that we can come to understand the progress and distribution of artistic language and power, and to bridge the relations for cultural inheritance and commons? The social scenarios that artists create to hang out, play around, eat and drink together are usually also the sites of learning, exchange and labor for their practices to connect society, philosophy, life, technology and culture, and these private gatherings often produce a larger cultural picture.

Perhaps in this casual catch-up, we will try to explore the composition of this cultural picture, and contemplate how to construct narratives and archives for those old time stories.