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
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.
The artist Mayumi Hosokura is re-visiting Taipei in Jan for her new works, and we've arrange a book signing event during her stay. For the event, we've invited the founder of Shimokitazawa Books to start a casual conversation on photography, hot pots, books, Tokyo city and Taipei city with the artist.
Continuing the debut issue’s scale, the second NOT TODAY has come out, with finer details and more appealing stories. Another 6 items in OBJECTS; 2 visits to Frankfurt am Main and Buenos Aires for INTERVIEWS. The wonderful duo from Thisispaper made dumplings and borscht and potato cheesecakes for THE KITCHEN. As SOMETHING SPATIAL, this time is about artist-in-residency.
While abandoned houses and ruins are fascinating subjects, the artist goes beyond spectator. Matalon resists the role of spectating recorder, and disturbs the trace of time in these spaces by rearranging objects, alluding to existence and memory in recreating a “still here” presence in these abandoned buildings.
Established Taiwanese artist Jui-Chung Yao selected from a bulk amount of his unpublished black and white photographs taken in the last twenty years, collaborating with independent publishing house Waterfall for the photo book Something Blue. 50 photographs are included in this book, whose bookbinding design, made of artificial leather, is inspired by the vintage photo album.