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展期：4月19日－5月31日，週三－週日 1-7 PM
活動：5月23日 1-5PM 老屁股聯誼會
Venue: Taipei Contemporary Art Center (Former karaoke: Golden House and Lucky Garden),
No. 11, Lane 49, Baoan Street, Taipei City (MRT: Daqiaotou Station)
Opening: 18th Apr, 3pm
Date: 19th April – 31st May, Wed-Sun 1-7pm
Artists: Dawang HUANG, Po-Chih HUANG, Hojang LIU, TENG Chao-Ming
Event: 23rd May, 1-5pm Fellas’ Karaoke Bar
Launching the current iteration of Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC) at its new premises, the Remastering under the Banyan Tree exhibition is TCAC’s companion in the role of newcomer to Dadaocheng. Given Dadaocheng’s rich history as one of Taipei’s earliest settlements and the new space’s earlier existence as a Karaoke bar, TCAC asks how it can converge with the area to create new cover versions, compose new imaginings for culture, and seek fresh interpretations of public production and engagement. This exhibition accompanies TCAC 3.0’s approach to engage with its surroundings and propose a new open platform that can potentially become the area’s new public plaza.
This most recent relocation immerses TCAC in a neighborhood with rich layers of histories, cultural landscapes and social fabrics. Bringing itself to such an environment TCAC 3.0 embarks on a quest that also extends to itself and its audiences an invitation to ask: Given what can at times be such an ordinary or over manipulated subject, how do contemporary artists and institutions deal with the local context and interpret locality? What is our imagination for the local, and how do we establish conversations with the neighborhood and its context? Among the traditional shopping districts, temples, churches, the old and the new creative businesses, how do we seek the energy that connects art, urban life and culture production? In other words, how do we transcribe our production in relation with them?
By re-opening at the space in Baoan Street, TCAC adopts an attitude of criticality and self-examination towards itself and the methodologies employed by contemporary artists for field research, community participation, culture imagination and organic re-contextualization. By launching the new space with this exhibition, we challenge ourselves to confront the question of what remastering work can be carried out by an art institution. The attempt to expose the methodologies also serves as as a means of presenting ourselves, and the curatorial notes exhibited on site further provide a performative footnote to the institutional work. This proposal to transform the work-in-process and the becoming of art into an open mediation that introduces the sensible coding language of artists and our search for new correspondences under the banyan tree – reclaiming traditional senses of public space in the neighborhood as well as within local legacies to perceive our parts within the old and the new cultural productions.