The artist didi (b. 2006) is an emerging artist living and working in Taipei. Her practice focuses on exploring the relationship between the indoor space and the body, as well as challenging the concept of rheology in contemporary life. In correspond to the book launch, there will be an exhibition showing a selection of works featured in the book.
The 500 years exhibition included three interrelated bodies of work that take the lifespan of a plastic bag as a historical period. Instead of looking forward, however, it looks back to link a period of history that has defined the contemporary age, from the earliest colonisation of Latin America, the Renaissance in Europe and the subsequent modernisation, industrialisation and globalization that pervade contemporary life
Lily, it represents home, it represents motherhood, or years of memories in the living room. Assembling such emotions and memories, yet it has become consumptive merchandise solely under the manipulation of the commercial market. Massive amounts of lilies have been sold as gifts or decorations. Stamens, which have been removed intentionally in order to keep their freshness, stacking up behind people’s memories tranquilly.
In recent years, I constantly photograph the landscape of my hometown while visiting my parents. Meanwhile, I combine photographs, newspapers, documents, and vernacular photos to investigate the transition of my hometown and the power of governmentality, capital, and medium that contribute to this transition.
Julie van der Vaart took the theory of panspermia as her starting point, which says that life on earth originated by contamination from outside. This made her look at the human as an alien, something ”strange” that must be investigated. Julie’s images serve as evidence for this strange form of life and are presented as a collection of traces.
The trinomial photography, planets and bacteria and the binomials heaven and earth, finite and infinite, known and unknown, give shape to the emotions and reflections that Marco Castelli’s work wants to convey and inspire. Opposites vie for our moods and our feelings: dark and light, fantasy and reality, truth and abstraction.
It's an ongoing project. It's about seduction of objects and flowers. The object and representation of the apple, sin is all around us. An adaptation of the fall in our everyday. Isolating elements of seduction. An archive of memorabilia all linking to seduction, temptation and allurement. The immediate reaction to guilt, after the first bite.
This exhibition focuses upon the long-term relationship between Taiwan and Japan, as exemplified through the Taipei Botanical Garden and the Japanese house within it, to consider how other places have shaped Taiwan, and also how Taiwan is imagined - fictitiously or otherwise - by those from other places or people.
Influenced by the idea of the “road trip” in American photography, exemplified in the work of such photographers as Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, and Joel Sternfeld, the artist sets out to find scenes and situations that seem to be “in between,” neither landscape nor cityscape but existing in an ambiguous space so called “nowhere.”