2003 03/08 - 2003 03/30

Open - Contemporary Art Center 6, Politically Correct Installation Art — Witnessing the Contemporary: Log into Focus

We launched this project in response to the invitation of the Art Site of Chiayi Railway Warehouse. The curatorial project follows the trajectory of the Taiwanese contemporary art world and reflects its present conditions. In particular, we investigate the creative methods and thinking concerning installation art. A total of 22 artists — each with an aim to describe their conditions and environment using their unique artistic vocabulary — will participate in the exhibition. The works are hand-made reflections of organic textures and artistry, such as stages constructed using sculptural concepts. They are also installations based on photography, video, and ready-made objects, as well as other installation works — all made using sound as their source material — that encourage participation and interaction with the audience. Additionally, we look at household objects made by females and observe their traces of labor. By doing so, we may observe social conditions and investigate and question the political correctness of installation art. 


Artists:Zhu Shixian, Zhu Xianxu, Wu Youwen, Zhou Wenqin, Shao Qingwang, Qiu Xuemeng, Hou Junming, Hong LiyongXu Yuxiang, Mei Dingyan, Chen Chiajen, Chen Kaihuang, Chen Jiahong, Kuroki, Huang Chunzhen, Huang Rongzhi, Liu Youcheng, Liu Yuliang, Liu Baicun, Zhang Huilan, Zhao Shichen


  • 2016 07/09 - 2016 07/10

    CO - TEMPORARY : Southeast Asia - Taiwan Forum and Exchange Program on Arts and Culture

    We invite six essential art spaces from Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, which includes artist residency organizations, galleries and artist-based spaces. The common issue is that how the conditions of different countries, religious, culture, economy and geography influence the ecosystem of art.

  • 2014 01/01 - 2014 12/31

    One Work Exhibition Project

    Our One Work Exhibition Project perpetuates the objective (spirit/aim) with which Open-Contemporary Art Center was founded. We introduce contemporary artists who possess a creative vocabulary by having them participate in year-round alternative exhibitions, in which a single piece is exhibited at a time. We invite curators to select the works of five or six artists for every exhibition — each lasting from Tuesday to Thursday. During the exhibition,  artists conduct dialogues with the audience by inviting them to speak. Through conversing with other artists, the creators may re-examine their works. Also, following the conclusion of all exhibitions, we will invite professional art critics along will all participating artists to hold a large seminar concerning the project series.

  • 2013 02/01 - 2013 02/01

    THAITAI FEVER - STAGE 3 | how to fix a leaky roof in rainy days

    All things are impermanent, carry on decaying and vanishing toward an oblivion and non-existence condition. While we accept and compromise the deterioration, we keep in mind about maintenance, not for a neat appearance but to expand the relationship between human, among scattered forms, and to overcome the conscious mind which was fully engaged.