TAHITI FEVER project is hosted in OCAC Bangkok space. In August 2012, it launched the first exhibition Stage 1: WE’re OPEN! It was a Thai style ceremony for moving into a house, collaboratively ran by members of OCAC...
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).
We are happy to have invited the international video art group Traffic Jam, to talk about their artwork with us; they are in Treasure Hill Artist Village for their art residency. “Traffic” represents urban and nomad, “Jam” means gathering and interacting. Members who met from online collaboration for Exquisite Corpse Video Project (ECVP) have the opportunity to work face to face,,,
TRAFFIC JAM is a project-based collective that unites international artists in an urban environment. Intercultural collaboration and communication through artistic engagement is one of the goals of the group. Sharing a common interest in the medium of experimental video, the group was created to collaborate and to inspire one another while exchanging ideas through the creative process.
In my childhood memories, the teleport door is a device invented by the cartoon character Doraemon—a door which allows one to travel to any place, any time in the blink of an eye.
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”.
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.
We feel threatened in our living environment, because the rules of the game are all against us. We strive to change but don’t know how. The reality is that the enemies are partly within us.
“Annual”, a quantitive word that can be both short and long, rapid and slow. It is both a short time, and a lasting time. In this noun that seems to be extremely past-tense, but also future-tense, it is about how individual’s point of view or viewpoint responds to the issues (events, sites) of the world. This exhibition happens in September 2011...
Chiu Chen-Hung’s art-making is like an archeological adventure. Digging in specific field in the time he lives in. These specific field comes from a faraway image of eternity, or something close-by that is disappearing.
Open Contemporary Art Center is pleased to announce I Was in the Arctic, the first solo exhibition in Taiwan by New York-based artist TENG Chao-Ming. Last year TENG was selected to participate in the Arctic Circle, an annual artist residency/expedition, run by New York’s Farm Foundation for the Arts and Sciences. I Was in the Arctic shows two new works completed during the trip by TENG.
These images were extracted from our common media such as film, television, newspaper and magazines, with an image of a negative utopian. Using plastic transformation, these images became unrooted paranoia murmurs. This is the core question from his drawing practice, “what is the linguistic activation in drawings?”.
Open Contemporary was invited to be part of Taipei Biennial 2010, and created project Biennial Scope for Taipei Biennial. There are three stages to the project, first and second stages was completed along with the end of Taipei Biennial exhibition. The third stage is a publication project.
When it is still a mysterious area to talk about spirituality, our bodies become our direct subject of examining, a path to our mind. What exactly can we read from our bodies? In the fragmented and hollow everyday living, what kind of functioning is in our body and mind? This is the beginning of this project. I want to start a exploration journey from my own bodily experiencing.
The work Around Us is like a journey. Chiu Chen-Hung discovered a bunch of thrown away mine carts by chance, abandoned in a place called “Hoping Marble Mine” in the eastern mountain areas of Taiwan. In the past, these carts were not only used for transport, but also as working stations for the miners to mend imperfect diamonds.
We are concerned about the fragments of urban changes which take place in our surroundings. In this new emerging art block, Urban Core, an assemblage of artists make up Urban Co., a temporary group...
The Waking of Insects is not an event or a exhibition, but a continuous conversational project by OCAC in 2010. It will be published on the web as image (vimeo, youtube), and sound (podcast) content.
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.
The exhibition titled with two children’s names Dandy & Angel is located at the Open Contemporary Art Center, spreading a summer-day religious atmosphere in this independent art space. The whole space is presented in a kind of a seemingly garden-like site, decorated with red and yellow duo-colour flags.
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.