Crisis of Now – Part II
Contemporary Asian Photography is an exhibition series that takes a close look at contemporary culture and art practice from Asian artists’ perspectives. The exhibitions concentrate on specific pieces of history and life experiences, but also attempt to construct or discover relationships between historical contexts from varied perspectives. Specifically, they make observations either from different geographical locations synchronously, or from the same location at different times. The personal experiences and collective consciousness are linked with multiple historical trajectories charted by the vicissitudinal political and social forces. In Part II of the Crisis of Now series three Taiwanese artists—I-Hsuen CHEN, HOU Lulu Shur-Tzy and TING Chaong-Wen present their contemporary photography through multi-cultural observations.
The publication includes a series of texts: an essay written by CHANG Shih-Lunby, “Between Transparency and Blur”; HUANG Sun-Quan, “Out of Place—HOU Lulu Shur-Tzy and Her Trilogy on Kaohsiung Military Dependents’ Villages”; JIA Tzu-Chieh, “A Pleat in Tainan City Hall (Minzhi). On TING Chaong-Wen’s Photographic Works Prophet and North”.
- ClientIDOLONSTUDIO (Union of European Asian Artists)
- CuratorChun-chi Wang
- ArtistsHOU Lulu Shur-Tzy, TING Chaong-Wen, I-Hsuen CHEN
- TranslationSylvie Lin
- AuthorsChun-Chi WANG, HUANG Sun-Quan, JIAN Tzu-Chieh, CHANG Shih-Lun
- FundingMinistry of Foreign AffairsRepublic of China (Taiwan), Kulturabteilung der Taipeh Vertretung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
- Venue SupportUNO St. Claude Gallery, PhotoNOLA Festival (New Orleans, LA, USA)
- AwardsTokyo TDC (2021), TDC New York (TDC68) (series)