2017 05/17 - 2017 05/27

Set as a material conversation between Artist Run Initiatives (ARIs) and Aboriginal Art Centres in Australia and the Asia-Pacific, this project embodies and provokes conversations about place: How does place matter for artists? Why do ARIs exist in specific places? What is the place of practice?Writer Chris Kraus’s  radical localism points to the importance of the local places of art-making compared to global-centrism noting that ARIs create 'an opportunity to remain in one’s own community and assert an alternative ethos.

2017 04/21 - 2017 04/30

Unsang Address, Seine, Paris – is a cross-artistic experimental two-channel video work, where two different stories are played simultaneously, about a place and its historical layers as information and inspiration for the artist.During a residency stay in Paris, I found an amusing historical reference in the city part of Neuilly, where I was wandering around. In the end of 1870s, Claude Monet had rented a houseboat here...

2016 10/26 - 2016 11/20

The Time-Space Loops. -Southeast Asia -Taiwan Contemporary Art Interchange Exhibition This exhibition is trying to reflect the needs which we are seeking for territoriality. The “loop” is a metaphor for the heterogeneous culture in the contemporary Taiwan societies.

2016 06/04 - 2016 06/18

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. 

2016 05/16 - 2016 06/05

During the afternoon, I stayed on the couch playing new mobile app game. For a rare material that is hard to drop, I pressed attack button continuously, attacking piccolo birds around the core character. This is a super idiotic action with no meaning, I filled the whole afternoon with this. From time to time, I glance at the computer monitor, waiting for the number ‘two’ o’clock to change to three, three to four.

2016 05/03 - 2016 05/07

Sweetwater is Chen Chia-Jen’s public showcase in Taiwan that features works inspired by a residency program in Indonesia. During the residency, the artist focused his investigation on rivers flowing through the city as well as different ways of life within urban and rural water systems. A few video and photographic installation pieces are selected to demonstrate his observatio...

2016 01/09 - 2016 01/31

This exhibition is an examination and presentation of the creative environment and the personal relationship of the two artists since their establishment of the “San-Tin-Hái-Bī Studio”. “San-Tin-Hái-Bī” is a phrase written in cursive script on a spring festival couplet that a former resident left, inscribed with good fortune. A deeply...

2015 11/28 - 2015 12/27

'Transitions’ and ‘Particles’ are part of Noa Yekutieli’s ongoing project Mountains of Narratives.In these exhibitions, Yekutieli creates connections between different memories and subjects by 'rewriting' the history in her own way while questioning the way narratives are built.“I think that our beliefs,

2015 10/17 - 2015 11/21

Kung Fu has been used in the film industries to portray an ideology of Chinese as being proficient in martial art and protective of their race. This is the product of a culture under pressure and fighting against invasions. The idealistic heroic images have been created through exaggerated and spectacular aesthetic...

2015 08/29 - 2015 10/04

In Taipei, there remains a rich black in the night. Every night, food stands repeatedly gather and part, making a cluster of lights which are a little vulgar and ununified. But when you step away from the crowded streets, you come across narrow labyrinthine alleys filled with deep darkness in contrast to the vibrant...

2014 11/05 - 2014 11/30

Starting with the words  one has said that... , the audience are presented to the historical background of the exhibition site. The true identity of that someone is never actually revealed. As the main theme of this exhibition, that “someone” does not necessarily represent........

2015 04/21 - 2015 05/24

Venzha Christ, new media artist from Indonesia, also an astronomy enthusiast, is invited by Open Contemporary Art Centre to undertake a residency and creative exchange project in Taiwan. The artist’s admiration for the boundless cosmic wonders and his belief ...

2014 09/20 - 2014 10/12

In 18th century, the era of Romanticism, intuition and imagination have been regarded as a crucial media to the enlightenment of knowledge about the universe. At the same time, the principles of Romanticism questioned whether we could allegorize individuals in a ubiquitous world amidst natural...

2014 05/24 - 2014 07/25

The Goddess of Mercy’s features slowly emerge with each and every one of the sculptor’s strike and chisel. The fallen marble chips scattered on the ground are still cast by the breath of the goddess and morph into vivid animals in the work “Guanyin”. Collect--cleanse--remodel. First from marble, to the Bodhisattva and finally to the animal sculptures, the artist reactivates the chiseled...

2014 02/07 - 2014 04/06

The title of the last exhibition in Bangkok from OCAC was How to fix a leaking roof in rainy days?. This title speaks the multilayered concept of “relationship”, while OCAC was in residence in Bangkok for six months. It also questions while an exchange is in process, how do we compile in order to present...

 

2012 09/15 - 2012 11/25

Taiwanese architect HSIEH Ying-Chun and his Atelier-3 will present in the Liverpool Biennial 2012 exhibition The Unexpected Guest. In addition, three young artists from Taiwan, CHEN Chia-Jen, CHIU Cheng-Hung, and HSU Chia-Wei, have been invited to join in the collateral exhibition City States.

2012 08/26 - 2012 08/26

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...

2012 04/14 - 2012 05/13

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).

2012 01/07 - 2012 02/05

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.

2011 12/12 - 2012 01/13

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”.

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