Art021 Shanghai 2018

Duo exhibition
CHANG Huei-Ming 張暉明
LIAO Chi-Yu 廖祈羽

8 – 11 November, 2018
P06, Shanghai Exhibition Centre
Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2018

a.m. space proudly presents Loveseat, Garden Restaurant—Duo exhibition by CHANG Huei-Ming & LIAO Chi-Yu in Art021 Shanghai Contemporary Art Fair 2018.

Upon entering the house, concrete Roman columns, embossed trim and jacquard lampshade are seen. If fortunate enough, there will also be mural imitation of the Versailles and shimmering chandeliers. Food is of course Western. Its texture and appearance are quite strange. This is a dining experience of a foreign country. However… why is there no garden in this ‘Garden Restaurant’ in the city?

CHANG Huei-Ming and LIAO Chi-Yu are a couple in life and partners at work. They have overlapped daily life and work environments, and they support each other. But they have their own subject matters in work and contrasting characters. Hardly do they exhibit together. In this modest duo exhibition, a complete viewing experience that shows the two artists’ independence is created. It becomes an interesting part of the exhibition model and discussion process.

‘Garden Restaurant’ was very popular in Taiwan back in the 80s. It reflected an unfamiliar and distant ideal imagination of people. For CHANG and LIAO, this shared memory and experience is perhaps an appropriation of image. It shall be elaborated for the rough but stimulating paradigm of imaginative space of a foreign place for the public. In this exhibition, CHANG will show a series of object imitations made with 3D technology. They transform between materials and forms in an infinite loop in their respective videos. Due to a space independent of reality, projection of people’s desires are made stereoscopic further. LIAO, on the other hand, uses preparation materials of past video works, namely storyboards, as the blueprint of a series of paintings. Desire and accident exist within her work. The scenes in the paintings also show the nervousness and absurdity of life between virtual and real.

About the artists

CHANG Huei-Ming mainly created kinetic installation in the past. Recently, he extends his practice to creating many video works. Through a clean and cold style of image narration, the confusing feeling of the limits and inter-comparisons of time and life are described. He was invited recently to participate in large-scale international exhibitions such as Asia Triennial Manchester. As a recipient of the Taipei Arts Award, his works are much followed. At the same time of the solo exhibition (22-26 March) by invitation of a.m. space, he will show many brand new video and installation works at booth 1C49 in Art Basel Hong Kong 2016.

LIAO Chi-Yu mainly dressed up in costumes and created videos in her early works. Through thorough external and self- observation, the conflict between goodness of life and violence everywhere is delicately described. Memory is where imagination and creation reside. Her works are widely exhibited locally and aboard. ‘Sanssouci Park’ (a.m. space, 2015) is a recent highlight solo exhibition.

情人雅座 花園餐廳

張暉明 廖祈羽雙人展

我們很高興宣佈a.m. space將會在2018 ART021 上海藝術博覽會展出情人雅座 花園餐廳— 張暉明 廖祈羽雙人展。

一進門映入眼簾是水泥砌成的羅馬柱、浮雕飾條、緹花燈罩,幸運的話,還有仿凡爾賽宮壁畫,以及熠熠生輝的水晶燈,餐點當然該是洋食,口感外觀有幾分陌生遙遠,這是充滿異國雅興的用餐經驗,不過…這座落市區的「花園餐廳」,怎麼沒有花園?

張暉明、廖祈羽兩位創作者既是生活伴侶亦為工作夥伴,於日常和工作環境多有重疊之處,相互支援,但各自作品主題、調性迥異,極少受邀參與同一展覽,於是如何在這一小型雙個展中,創造具備完整性的觀看經驗,同時呈現兩人獨立特性,成為展覽型塑/討論過程中有趣的部分。

「花園餐廳」在八零年代的台灣曾蔚為流行,反映人們嚮往一種不真正熟悉且遠方的美好想像,這個共同記憶和經驗對張暉明、廖祈羽而言,也許是形象挪用、雖略顯粗糙卻容易激起大眾置身異地的想像時空典範,正可借題發揮。於是次展覽,張暉明將展出一系列以3D製作的仿真物件,它們在各自的錄像裡面以無限循環的方式轉換材質與形象,因獨立於現實之外的時空,更進一步將人們欲望的投射立體化;廖祈羽則以過去創作錄像的重要前置作業﹣分鏡表,作為一系列繪畫的基礎藍圖,欲望與意外總存在於她的作品之中,繪畫情境也亦虛亦實呈現了生活的緊張荒謬。

關於藝術家

張暉明過去作品則以動力裝置為主,近期從裝置延伸製作大量錄像作品,透過簡潔、冷冽的影像敘事風格,描述時間與生命有限兩相對照的困頓之感。近期受邀曼徹斯特亞洲三年展等大型國際展覽,早期獲台北美術獎等多項肯定後,作品備受關注。個展同期間(3月22日-26日)受 a.m. space 空間之邀,於 Art Basel Hong Kong 2016 展位1C49展出多件全新錄像與裝置作品。

早期創作以本人扮裝、錄像為主的廖祈羽,透過對外在及自我的深刻觀察,細膩描述生命中美好與暴力無所不在的衝突,而記憶是想像與創造的棲所。其作品廣泛受邀國內外展覽,近期以「忘憂公園」(a.m. space, 2015)為個展代表作。