Considerate Creations: Chameleons
contemporary women artists
March 17–April 28, 2017
Opening and artist talk: Saturday, March 18, 2–4pm,
Moderated by Franziska Lamprecht (eteam)
On view from March 17 to April 28, 2017, the Taipei Cultural Center at TECO-NY is delighted to present a female group show, titled Considerate Creations: Chameleons. Curated by art manager I-Hua Lee of Taipei Artist Village, the exhibition implies that the hard work done behind the scenes allows art projects to successfully come to fruition. Videos, photographs and installations, all of which focus on the different roles of an artist’s life, are part of the exhibition. Besides discussing their many roles, the exhibition also addresses family issues such as marital and parental relations.
Considerate Creations: Chameleons is a sequel of Considerate Creations, which was presented in Taipei Artist Village in 2015. To expand the dialogue from Taiwan to New York, the new exhibition consists of two parts. The first part of Chameleons is taking place at the Taiwan Academy in New York featuring three New York-based female artists, including Hu Nung-Hsin, Chiu Yu-Chen and Wong Kit-Yi. In June, the second half will consist of another three female Taiwanese artists and will be held at Gallery 456, New York.
“Chameleon artists” is a global phenomenon in the art world, and it speaks to a certain quality of this business. When administrators or other art professionals work as artists, everything involved in their job becomes as equally fascinating as their art. They provide a novel viewpoint on various issues, and the outcome is fluid and influential.
Hu Nung-Hsin currently works in the Artist Studio Residency program and New New Yorkers program at Queens Museum, New York; her practice strives to represent the relationship of inner self and the outside world. The experience of living in multicultural New York City for years has transformed Hu’s work, especially having worked closely with the local community. Her work originally was about self-reflection on living abroad and being independent. And gradually it transformed into a learning process and deep concern for different cultures and diversity. Various administrative positions have expanded the way she sees her own practice. The audience can examine social roles through Hu’s photography and video work Amphibian.
Wong Kit-Yi /Ali Wong works at Asia Art Archive in America (New York), and is also a conceptual artist. The interview project, Every System Breaks, reflects the dual personas of a young Hong Kong-born, New York-based artist and curator named Wong Kit-Yi/Ali Wong. Because these two complementary beings—each with her own history, personality, and interests—inhabit one body, journalist Berny Tan interviews them together and does her best to referee between the sometimes contentious twins, as they offer their individual views on art-making and curating, mysticism and reason, feng shui and exhibition design, creativity and practicality.
Chiu Yu-Chen is a photographer. Her practice presents an urban perspective and involves multilayers of narratives with photography, video and interactive installation. Chiu investigates issues of living in a foreign environment, and elaborates the subtle state of an alienated familiarity. In this exhibition, she will showcase her artwork and commercial works, the later including interviews, editorials, and photography, which are more collaborative.
“These ‘Chameleon artists’ take on multiple roles to make sure that they can secure the pursuit of their dreams. It’s a statement of dedication to art, and an expectation of considerate creations. We look forward to seeing this movement, and this group of artists bringing more insights and positive value into the art world and beyond.”
–Curator I-Hua Lee
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