2007 11/07 - 2007 12/09

Looking ‧ Souvenir: Artists Images

It’s a kind of warmth from freshly baked bread, an invitation, an observation, a change and a test for adventuring hearts. After experiencing an information overload from artistic fulfillment mixed with the growth and exhaustion from long travels, artists have a small part in their heart that is slowly changing, building and settling down, as if fermenting in butterfly effects.    

 

The summer of 2007, many artists in OCAC caught the contemporary art happenings in Europe (such as Venice Biennale, Kassel Documenta, Sculpture Projects Münster and Art Basel). Along the way, they also visited many arts related organisations like contemporary and modern art museums, galleries, artists studios and research labs, foundations, etc, in compliance. The exhibition in Café Noir invited these artists in these foundations. No matter what their usual subjects of arts critics, they use “images” as their medium, with a reviewing attitude in resident or rest in their own artistic circle. It’s not just poetic narrative or collage of symbols from their travels. It is calling for all kinds of artists’ responses to art-making themselves, our present time, and the contemporary art structures; also a proposal for viewing (objectively) images in arts.

 

Or, have a cup of coffee, and exhale. Just see it as a small game of images.  

 

Exhibition Dates: 2007/11/07 - 12/01

Artists: Wang Ho-Hsuan, Lee Jo-Mei, Shi Pei-Jun, Chen Chang-Chih, Liu Chien-Wei, Lo Shih-Tung

 

Exhibition dates: 2007/12/05 - 12/29

Artists: Wang Hui-Ying, Lee Chen-Yang, Fan Hsiao-Lan, Xu Jian-Yu, Huang Chun-Chen, Liu Yu-Cheng, Liu Ji-Yi  

 

Exhibition Venue: Café Noir

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