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


  • 2008 05/28 - 2008 06/08

    Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival

    In this project, we represent a stimulated container on the surface of a real one. By taking the pictures of a model container from each side, and then applying the prints on the surface of the original one, we attempt to create a virtual situation and present our anticipation of a re-constructed container.

  • 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).

  • 2004 03/05 - 2004 03/14

    M16 - a Hsu Yichun solo exhibition

    Images transfer messages; messages cover another layer of images forcefully. The multiplicity in the image narrative reflect how the viewers actively read with their own consciousness. Frames can be chosen, and randomly cut into many pictures - this shows that the act of reporting (documenting) the reality..