2011 12/12 - 2012 01/13

Two Outstanding Tilapia Fish

Today, we have almost given up the words “genius” or “natural talent” to describe artists. Artists also don’t use splendid techniques or unique literacy or theology to mark their characters. In examples of avant-garde, where “everyone is artists”, or “art is life, life is art”, not only expand the boundary of the arts, but also speaks of the dying of “geniuses”. Melancholy or grumpiness are no longer the marks of artists. They don’t live alone, or away from the crowds. The opposite, artists now lives in and amongst the crowds, they care about subjects like human relationships and environmental issues. They question pure imagination, thus responding to audience and exhibition sites. They sometimes throw out suggestions that is full of space to be filled by like-minded people. These are not for individual expressions. It is to seek a new relationship to tightly bind together themselves and the world. It’s like tilapia fish, they survive and adjust well in any mixed water.


However, despite unique techniques or natural talent in artists, does that make artists like every other person? Are there no differences between art and everyday life? Certainly not. Through sensitive observations and subjective sampling, artists here find each of their own methodology that are different from outstanding “geniuses”.   


Article: Jian Liting

Artists: Fan Hsiao-Lan, Lee Jo-Mei, Chen Ci-Bang, Chi Kai-Yuan, Hsu Chia-Wei


  • 2016 06/04 - 2016 06/18

    The Second Chapter of Ln. 25, Dayong St. - CHIA Chien-Ju Solo Exhibition

    The Second Chapter of Ln. 25, Dayong St. is a series of solo exhibition about objects from home. The title comes from my old home street address. The first chapter started as a solo show in 2015; now second chapter in the first half of 2016 (this exhibition), combines as a solo exhibition series with another show at the end of the year as the last chapter. 

  • 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.

  • 2011 11/10 - 2011 12/12

    11th Biennale de Lyon - Une terrible poétique: Taiwan young artists exhibition

    After the success in attracting local art circle’s attention in the 10th Docks Art Fair while working with Olivier Houg Galerie, Le Centre Culturel de Taiwan à Paris work with them again in La Biennale de Lyon in 2011; using the platform of Biennale to present to international artists and professionals the important contemporary artworks from Taiwan.