NO ON:Joyce Ho Solo Exhibition

TKG+, Taipei / Taiwan

February 23–April 28, 2019
April 5, 2019
B1F, No.15, Ln. 548, Ruiguang Rd.
Taipei 114
Neihu Dist.

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From the tenderness to the obstinate gripping tension; from being entranced by a stare to the sensation of feeling spaced out in a void; from the text of a story to the reading of an incident, these endpoints of differences in characteristics connect and create a “discrepancy.” It displays an undulating cadence in the narrative and infuses meanings to the anticipation in between, similarly to an exhilarating prelude developed into a mediocre ending or how the concealed surprise is unveiled in the indifferent everyday. 


The Chinese title of Joyce Ho’s exhibition, literally “incident,” is a witty wordplay that invites interpretations. In the forming of the word and its nuance in its kerning and syllable, the title of the exhibition lingers between the distance created by a spacebar and therefore creating the scope of a discrepancy. This scope becomes the space Ho came across in her practice and the prelude and the starting point of the exhibition represented by a line. In contemporary society when symbols and their interpretations are disordered, this simple method revealed through Joyce Ho’s exhibition and the space attracts and draws viewers into perceiving their most intimate everyday stories as well as the observation from thinking and selecting in between the beginning and the end of narrative.


About Joyce Ho
Joyce Ho received her MA in studio arts from the University of Iowa. She is an interdisciplinary artist with an emphasis in painting, sculpture, and theatre. Integrating details of decomposition movements, epitomes of everyday habits, and rich and illusory light and shadow, Ho's painting, installation, and video works always delineate the intimate yet distant relationship and tension between people and reality. Her unique and powerful work simultaneously envelops her audience while keeping them in a state of being confronted, rendering the quotidian moment depicted in her work an immediate landscape or ritual.

Joyce Ho has exhibited extensively, such as the Kobe Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art Shanghai, Today Art Museum, and Museum of Fine Arts Shanghai, and Asian Arts Biennale, and Busan Biennale. Since 2010, She has also worked as a scriptwriter and theatre director. She has directed theatre performances including Room 206Four Seasons, and Semi-transparent. Recent exhibitions include the 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia (2018); Dream about the Edge, IT Park Gallery, Taipei (2017); Art Basel Hong Kong: Galleries & Encounters sectors, Hong Kong (2017); Everything You Need To Know About The FY Foundation: An Exhibition, You Space, China (2017); and Semitransparent Scenery, Kirishima Open-Air Museum, Kagoshima, Japan (2016).