2009 04/21 - 2009 05/17

MAKUTAAY : Not Only Her Story - Fan Hsiao-Lan Solo Exhibition

This work is based on a local life experience as a start, that is my life experience in working with many people of the tribe (Makutaay) about half a year in Gangkou village of Fengbin Township of Hualien County. Thanks to everything experienced in life, in fact, it is a complex intertexture with local politics, histories, and contemporary activities fields, on which we can see the different experiences and meanings of the world, and diverse relationship among people.

This work is through the tribal life and observation to understand tribal women under the slowly disappearing framework of the traditional matriarchal society, and to accumulate the stories from their statements in everyday listening and chatting. These stories have implied the fact of existence: the political intrusion on the central and local units, economical and political relations between locals and outsiders, and imagination or fighting each other, the rapid changes in the generation for the role of women in social transformation, etc., which have directly and immediately become a way of life and a choice. I join them as the outside bystander to share the embarrassment for their changing role, laughter and melancholy, and even love and dream.

The sound portion of the work was an oral narration by a female voice. The content was previously referred to the daily accumulation of a segment on Makutaay life events, legends, or stories.The images are common completion and implementation of their ideal bridal veil, and the desire for wedding pictures by using the camera and mutual trust.


  • 2012 04/14 - 2012 05/13

    19991121 > 20130421 | PART ONE

    As we face an ever urgent and uncertain future, we temporarily suspend the current administrative, bureaucratic, and relocation tasks at hand to do what we do best: that of making the best artwork that we can; for this is the true binding force and DNA makeup of Open-Contemporary Art Center (OCAC).

  • 2009 04/11 - 2009 05/03

    Hsu Chia-Wei │Lee Jo-Mei, a Double Solo Exhibition

    - The cities, portraits and homes, and fields and sandbanks in the images are laid out in front of us. They are from a fantasy dream / reality. - text from Ta Liu

  • 2009 09/26 - 2009 10/18

    POST.O : The Reverse of TOPOS

    The curatorial project “POST.O” was presented in multiple locations: Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Garden City Publishers, Atelier New Day St., and Shitiping tribe, Hualien. There were 13 individual/group of local and international artists involved. Besides exhibition, there was also a cruise action.