【Aaron Horse Solo Exhibition】Frontside and Backside
Duration: May 16 2020 – June 24 2020
Opening: May 23 2020 (Sat.) 19:00-21:00
Venue: VT Artsalon (B1, No.17, Ln.56, Sec. 3, Xinsheng N. Rd, Taipei City 104, Taiwan)
Artist Aaron Horse graduated with a master's degree from the Fine Arts Department of Taipei National University of Arts, and specializes in printmaking, installation, and video as the main forms of creation. This exhibition “Frontside and Backside” not only continues the previous creative concept of the city's external space, but also includes the recent focus of the street observation, recording down the “junctions” and “transitions” noted in the daily movement path, such as the construction of public space, or the borderline between the public and private sectors...etc. It also brings out public issues for various structures and spatial planning in the urban environment. VT Artsalon will be hosting Aaron Horse's solo exhibition “Frontside and Backside” from May 16 to June 24.
This exhibition looks at the conflicts between the division of public and private areas in the city from the perspective of the artist. The scope of the work explores from urban architecture, public construction, and delicately brings the focus to the personal proprietary field, there is a blurry junction between the transition in space and the boundary. In the meantime, “Rail and Block”, which was created in response to the VT Artsalon, by thinking about the different movement methods that can be achieved in space, the surrounding landscape during the movement has different interpretive communication, and skateboarding will be used as a major creative element. Moreover, Aaron Horse has once mentioned about the architectural historian Iain Borden, by pointing out some ingenious interpretations of skateboarding as a mobile medium in the book “Mobility”, Iain Borden explains how skateboarding uncovers the potential of urban spaces in a new and fascinating way. The same way passersby are turned into parkour practitioners, spaces, becoming ‘vertical’, ‘curved’ and ‘symmetrical’, are revived from a discontinued and near-death state, therefore sidewalk curbs, railways and stairways have become hugely different.
The exhibition includes Aaron Horse's artworks from 2016 to the present. The media used in the series are quite different, but they all revolve around the same central idea, the observation of the external space of the city, and the structure and stage path between the spaces. Through multiple forms such as prints, installations, videos, it presents the research of space, the image of objects, and the movement of the body. So that the perspective of creation slowly extends like a root of the tree, expanding the field outwards, seeking spaces and objects with the same attributes to construct a way to establish a relationship with the urban space.