Duration: Apr 17,2021 - May 22,2021
Opening Party: Apr 17,2021 (Sat.) 19:00 - 22:00
Venue: VT Artsalon (B1, No.17, Ln.56, Sec. 3, Xinsheng N. Rd, Taipei City 104, Taiwan)
Following the artwork of Lost in Interstellar Space: RED, the art group Xindian Boys (TSONG Pu, WU Tung-Lung, and SU Hui-Yu) based on the Nanshi Creek will release the fourth collaborative series, the Untitled Year, of their quasi-topographical survey since 2012 at VT Art salon. This work is complex includes multi-channel projection, electronic screen, installation and huge b/w photography. The Untitled Year has been in development since March 2020, inspired by the global lockdown in the Coivd-19 pandemic era. Xindian Boys transform daily and nondaily life (under the pandemic) into a poetic visual language and have a distant and abstract dialogue with this turbulent world via their fundamental context - the axis of "people, scenery and others". The Untitled Year is not only named to refer to the impact of 2020 on life and living but the title of "Untitled," an extremely familiar term in the artistic system, is anticipated to catalyze infinite imagination - an indescribable year and era. No title, no name. Is this because it cannot be captured or exposed in language, or because people do not want to remember it? Like the previous choice of Xindian Boys, the Untitled Year is immersed in the landscape, constructing a disguised ritual and narrative, then leaving all possible answers to audiences to develop solitarily.
＊The project was granted by the National Culture and Arts Foundation.