Abstract Art in Taiwan
March 8–30, 2018
Opening: March 8, 6:30pm
Talk: March 9, 7pm
Second showing: April 5–June 6, Kramer Hall, Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University.
30 Front Street, Hammonton, NJ 08037
Taipei Cultural Center
1 E. 42nd Street
Hours: Monday–Friday 9:30am–5:30pm
On view from March 8 to 30, 2018, the Taipei Cultural Center at TECO-NY is delighted to present Shifting Momentum, a world-premiere exhibition curated by Bor-Jou Kuo and Chung-Fan Chang featuring abstract paintings and mixed media works by twelve established mid-career Taiwanese artists. Artists Ming-Xi Chang, Yu-Ju Chen, Bor-Jou Kuo, Shiou-Ping Liao, Wei-Min Lin, Yung-Jen Liu, Rock Chin-Yuan Shen and Wen-Yueh Tao are Taiwan based, while Chung-Fan Chang, Su-Li Hung, Shiao-Ping Wang and Chi-Hung Yang are based in the US.
Shifting Momentum showcases how abstract art in Taiwan has changed from the 1980s to today. The works in this exhibition span a wide range of techniques, styles, and intentions. Influenced by the Western modernism, artists address Eastern cultural, philosophy and traditions in subjects like ch’i (energy flow), ink calligraphy, Han Dynasty tomb bricks and traditional window frames that are often engraved with people’s wishes and blessings. The artists also reflect on the opening of Taiwanese society after the lifting of 38 years of martial law (1949-1987) in juxtaposition to the now digitized hyper accelerated life.
In conjunction with Asia Week New York, Shifting Momentum aims to celebrate Asian Art as well as feature female artists. We encourage viewers to have a physical, prolonged encounter in front of each work of art that is culturally rooted in the East. Through close examination one may gradually discover a range of interpretation of the self and the core of existence.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, R.O.C. (Taiwan), Shifting Momentum is co-organized by Taipei National University of Education in Taipei, Taiwan, and Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey. The exhibition will jointly present works by American artists Lucy Glick and Robert Motherwell from the permanent collection of the Noyes Museum of Art at Stockton University. After being shown at Taiwan Academy, the show will move to the Kramer Hall Gallery, at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University from April 5th to June 6th.