2010 05/29 - 2010 07/02

Around Us - Chiu Chen-Hung Solo Exhibition

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. These carts appeared similar, without outstanding features; they felt the lack of any design look, and was given purely functional structuring. Chiu Chen-Hung derusted and fixed up these imperfect and abandoned carts, and pasted golden leaves on the bodies.


At the same time, Chiu Chen-Hung started another project inside Hoping Marble Mine. He handmade some letter paper mixing some golden leaves on the surface. Then he gifted these golden leaves letter paper to an Indonesian labourer who works in the Mine to write and post to her home. Before the letters were posted, they were re-printed into multiple large curtains, and co-exhibited with the carts in the space at the end.

For Chiu Chen-Hung, the action of pasting golden leaves on the carts with intensive labour and energy, the process was as if bringing the objects to a certain spiritualisation, like Saints in churches. In making these letters into large hanging curtains, besides transforming memory and text into certain physical objects, Chiu Chen-Hung also tried to co-produce these objects (letters) with shared intentions. At the same time, they became each other’s participants and formed a special bond. The text at this point in time, extended beyond the relationship of time and distance. By reconstructing the relationships of his surrounding people and objects, Chiu Chen-Hung engrave the memory of the site into his work. Thus creating certain future form monument.


  • 2003 01/09 - 2003 01/18

    Moremove - a Chou Yu-Chen solo exhibition

    Project Moremove mainly explores how physical movement can produce repetitive beats, and objects can produce non-habitual movements (remixed electronic dance music produces the core atmosphere in the project). The performance and video recording will be demonstrated within the exhibition space.

  • 2016 10/26 - 2016 11/20

    The Time : Space Loops

    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.

  • 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).