Chang-Ling Solo Exhibition - Flesh Landscape

During:2007/05/19 - 2007/06/16

1975
Born in Hualien County, Taiwan
2000
Graduated from Ecole Nationale Beaux-Art de Bourge (D.N.A.P) (BAC+3)
2004
Graduated from Ecole Nationale Superieure Beaux-Art de Paris (D.N.S.A.P) (BAC+5) ( Studied under Cristian Boltansky, Jean-Luc Vilmout and Jean-Marc Bustamant.)
Curating and Others
2003
Held art group “COLOCOLOC”, Paris, France
2004 Curated COLOCOLOC show, Gauche Gallery, Paris, France Published Le Couteau de Paris, Paris, France
2006
Published Le Couteau de Paris, Paris, France

Solo Exhibition
1999
Close To The Never Land, Tamsui Center of Arts and Culture, Danshuei, Taiwan
2004
Unnatural Exhibition, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan Political Utopian, FNAC, Taipei, Taiwan
2005
The First Flower of the Streaky Pork, A lot of People-Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan Hair Follicle, Art Space 284, Taipei, Taiwan
2007
Streaky Pork Series: Epoch-Making, AKI Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan Flesh Duet (Flesh Landscape in Garden), Leda Fletcher Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland Nanhai Flesh Weapon, Nanhai Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan Flesh Landscape, Very Temple Art-Salon, Taipei, Taiwan Streaky Pork Series: Flesh Weapons, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
2008
2008 Chang-Ling Solo Exhibition, Impressions Contemporary Space, Taipei, Taiwan

Group Exhibition
1996
China Painting Group Show, National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan Joint Exhibition of Yang Chang-ling and Yang Wei-jong, Hualien, Taiwan
2001
Wanted Alive invited by Wanted Alive, Paris, French
2002
47E Salon D’art Contemparain de Montrouge invited by Montrouge City Government and was awarded the best photo and short film prizes, Paris, France Salon Europeen de Jeunes Createur, Amedeo SZ Souza-Cardose Museum, Portugal; Cloi Sant Cugat Museum, Spain Tissue et Jardins invited by Par Pac de Moutier, Normandi, France J’ai Couche Avec Toi invited by Ecole Nationale Superieure Architeture de Paris, Paris, France L’art en Jeux, Paris, France 2003
Stade France,50E Biennale de Venezia, invited by Fondazione culturel Italo Svedese, Venice, Italy No Finiche, Paris, France Mon Beau L’arbre invited by Hotel Ritz de Paris, Paris, France
2004
2004 The International Exchange Exhibition, New York, U.S. Bienal De Bourge invited by Bourge City Government, Bourge, France In Side Out Side invited by Chinese Embassy in France, Paris, France Frontier Sounsnoire, Space of Conition, Paris, France Metropolitan, Space of Metropolitan, Paris, France
2005
Art Video invited by Pia Copper, Paris, France Le Monde Paralel , CEMO Gallery, Paris, France
2007
One More, Please- Hong Kong Art Buffet, invited by Fubon Art Foundation, Hong Kong Impressions Contemporary Space opening exhibition, Impressions Contemporary Space, Taipei, Taiwan Muttering, Hanto Art Group joint exhibition, Ling & Keng Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan; Beijing, China Very Fun Park 2 invited by Fubon Art Foundation, Kaohsiung; Taipei, Taiwan Shanghai Art Fair, Leda Fletcher Gallery, Shanghai, China
2008
Snake Alley, invited by Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the U.S., New York, the U.S.

Chang-Ling Solo Exhibition - Flesh Landscape

During:2007/05/19 - 2007/06/16

《Number One in The Pork Belly Series - Flesh Landscape》
The chunks of meat stacked up like pink mountains constructs the main image and the bloody waterfall in fluid colors hints at rampant fleshy desires and the bright colors on the canvas strongly pluck at your sense organs showing murky bloody violence hidden behind tenderness and sweetness. Though we see inspirations from ancient paintings (Lubens' twisted fleshy body, Bush's foxy world, mountains and waters of northern Song dynasty and the propensity for animation games), Flesh Landscape are not creations or simulation of the traditional scholarly paintings nor the virtual world of virgin man, but rather reflect the collective psychology of the ruined natural environment of Taiwan and our weird society of lust and money. Perhaps, as Chang-Ling points out, "Our mountains and waters have been deprived by personal desires and I simply present the stark reality." In other words, Flesh Landscape are borderless wild imaginations of Pork Belly Series, the sequel to the transformed methodology on the falling giant Quafoo, the madness of wrath of oriental culture against the sun, and Chang-ling’s concept of land. Through the inevitability of the survival of the fittest and the sad story of the flesh and bone of the giant, he seeks to express the free will of man not dominated by greed, ignorance and indulgence by realizing that the source of lust lies not in force but in recognizing the fantasy of intangible desires.

《Number Two in The Pork Belly Series - Flesh Flowers and Birds》
Flesh Flowers and Birds is the baby of Pork Belly Series after the creation of Flesh Landscape. They are the bizarre alien creatures or jumping or hibernating in the widest expanse of the world, perhaps by the side of the bloody red streamlets, perhaps by the side of the flowing fleshy stream, gossiping monkeys, weeping birds after rainfall, bright blossoms of the twisted and deformed vegetation and the straight heaven-pointing bone bamboos or the tree-like branches of the forest of nerves. Flesh Flowers and Birds is not only the beginning of life of Chang-Ling's massive world of flesh but also a satirical comment on man's wild fantasy of producing creatures like God and the strong desire to control creatures in the evolving under new technology. Darwin's Theory of Evolution is based on the three basic concepts of species, adaption and evolution. These are the related theories of survival of the fittest, heredity and variation, excess reproduction and struggle for existence have all contributed to the field of evolutionary biology. In Chang-Ling's Flesh World, variation isn't actually directly caused by the artist, but rather is unintentional; organisms are placed in a new environment, and then nature acts upon them to create variations. People can utilize new technology to choose from the variations provided by nature, and in this way manipulate the organism as it progresses through its marvelous evolutionary journey. This can satisfy our desire to catch a glimpse of life's origins. Flesh Flowers and Birds are in praise of the deformed biological chain and also a wizard of lust and desires in Chang-Ling's intrinsic heart.