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時間：2017/07/13 （四）， 7-9PM
Time: 2017/07/13 Thurs., 7-9PM
Venue: Taipei Contemporary Art Center, No. 11, Lane 49, Baoan Street, Taipei (MRT: Daqiaotou Station)
Speaker: Cliff Chang, Ben Jiang
The event will be conducted in Chinese.
Section 1: Practices are archives? Archives are practices?── the Institutional interpretation of Robert Mapplethorpe and its dissatisfaction.
What is the institutional discourse while mentioning expanding the meaning of sexual stigma archives? What would be the limited scope? Who will accept them? We can google Mapplethorpe’s “great” photos, most of which are bold and ingenious in composition. Those form of the “great” photos seems to be the most tremendous part of his work. In fact, it involves the mode of discourse between fine arts museums and art market in 1980s. It is also relevant to the demand of discourse of gender movement at the same time. In the discourse fields, the SM photographs and nude children themes become the focus of mass media though, the subcultural discourse and coordinate for reference of sex are still quite deficient, and these aren’t the way of discussion and the main point of fine arts museums. So, are these his great photos will be described as the archives and documents of SM underground culture? As the group of marginalized sex like us, if involving in the fine arts museums was once regarded as a strategy to realize the sources of sexual stigma. Can we really interpret through the practices and archives of fine arts museums? All these seem strategic, which in order to maintain the operation of art world, but multiply more obstacles for the hysteresis of liberation.
Section 2: Political possibility of stigma archives as stigma connection- the political archiving methodology of analyzing Sexual Liberation Web from Zoophilia Wedpage Incident.
In 2003, Taiwan media reported that Professor Josephine Chuen-Juei Ho’s website, Sexual Liberation, contained the contents of zoophilia. The reports were aroused negative opinions from other academics, educational institutions and conservative groups, which even sue her with legislators. At the same time, the discussion of academic freedom and zoophilia issues fiercely breaks out in the media, including the support from the globe and the academics. What happened to me was what I was interested in the construction of the hyperlinks in the database for the “Zoophilia Wedpage Incident” page. The content was limited to academic research materials, including web pictures, popular articles, literature, and etc. Its construction, or the construction of the entire “Sexual Liberation” (renamed as Sexual Politics), uses the Internet to achieve a sustained and open stigma political connection, or as “The Case for Comparison:Stigma between Disability and Sexuality” written by Heather Love, the possible political program of the stigma associated with the method used in the Erving Goffman’s “Stigma” and the method of alliance as the practice of queer politics.
“Does Mapplethorpe Still Matter?”
“Why Mapplethorpe Still Matters?”
Bizarre Body in the Cellar: Masculine Queer in Robert Mapplethorpe’s SM photography
Zoophilia Wedpage Incident
Sex Politic Database
The Case for Comparison:Stigma between Disability and Sexuality, Heather Love
Cliff Chang, gurated from Department of English at National Central University, Taiwan, postgurate in Art Studies, Chang is the member of Pop Culture Academy. His research field interested in queer theory, sex and gender politic, contemporary art, culture politic in museums and exhibitions, visual culture theory, ideology and historical writing. He takes hatred as the motivation to write, read and research.
Ben Jiang is currently studying in Taipei National University of the Arts of Trans-disciplinary Arts, majoring in cultural production and exhibition curating. He interests in sex and gender, disability research and anthropology, STS, cultural studies related fields, theoretical books, but not guaranteed to close read them. The recent concern is the dynamic situation of stigma in a particular context, while reversing the political possibility of actively connecting others. However, he is still trying to find their own ways, and learning to discuss complex relationships with others and how we can prepared for this.
About the Salon Spice
In 2017 TCAC is launching a new program series as an attempt to contour future politics by creating a tangible open space for connecting experimental displays and thematic discussions: the Salon Spice. Taking a departure from “body politics”, the Salon Spice will contemplate issues related to social organization and the distribution of political power from two main subjects “sex” and “death.” We will explore how bodies are at the center of this topic, subject to political agency, ideology, cultural symbol, structure and discipline across different cultures. Through a cultural and historical lens, we shall examine how bodies are presented and connected by their representation among individual and collective desires and manipulations in art. Politically and economically speaking, we will investigate how bodies are constantly labeled and classified as heroes, holy figures, witches, or the disfigured. The abnormal, alienated, instrumentalized or body-as-machine figures shall also be examined. These problematic topics will lead us to rethink and identify the real starting point for our very own modernization progress, and link with the symptoms of the contemporary social bodies. Related topics may also extend to eros, gender, identity politics, queer studies, feminism, violence, pain, death, post-internet, cyborg, etc.
The Salon Spice series suggests how to create a 21st century art salon that meets diverse variations of contemporary knowledge production, artistic practice and development of public sphere. It aims to create a co-learning collaborative environment and process for artists and other professionals by building conversations and navigating through research, display experiments, brainstorming, and other artistic communication beyond the form of exhibition-making, and together, exercising the space with fantasy and intervention. This could be considered as one of the strategies for TCAC to expand the public realm and art experimentation, providing a progressive platform for the local art community to explore ideas and intercultural exchanges that can be a part of the public imagination for the art center’s space narration, institutional identity, function and community.