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Authenticity Temporal Memory - Chen Wen-Chi Solo Exhibition

Exhibition:2015/03/3 - 2015/03/28 
Opening:2015/03/7 (Sat) 19:00 
Location:VT Artsalon (B1, No.17, Ln.56, Sec. 3, Xinsheng N. Rd, Taipei, Taiwan)
Website:https://www.vtartsalon.com
Tel:02-2597-2525

EMAIL:info@vtartsalon.com

 


Chen Wen-Chi

b.1969, Taiwan,

Graduated from the Taipei National University of the Arts with a BFA degree in Art Theory in 1994 and the MFA degree from the Long Island University in 1999. Currently the Chairman of the department of Communication Design at the Shih Chien University. Works have been invited to numerous solo and group exhibitions around the world including, USA, Italy ,Japan, South Korea, Switzerland, Germany. Spain, Russia, Spain, China… etc.

Image works observe the human nature and the experience of lives and explore Neo- Platonism, discuss about love, desire and death existential issues. And the first place winner of the 26th Taipei prize award from Taipei Fine art museum, works combined with the design and integration creations. Works have been collected by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, president of Carnegie Foundation, USA, and Italy National Photography Museum. Kuandu Museum of Arts, Aldila gallery, Padova ....etc. Chen has also curated various film and art Festival, including Taipei international book exhibition, the 4A creativity prize of advertising, the public art and the NCHC Digital creativity design competition.


Solo Exhibition:
2012        “Thing it Itself” AGAPE,  Fotoaura institute of photography, Tainan
“Thing it Itself” TFAM,  
2011        “FACE” VT Artsalon,
2009        “Anomy” Licence Art Gallery,
2008        “Anomy” Galerie Grand Siecle, Taipei、Illusion 2
“Amour” VT Artsaoln , Taipei
2007         “Illusion” Kuandu Museum of Arts Taipei,
“Anomy” Camera no. 5 VT Artsaoln, Taipei
2006        “Flesh is the prison of the soul Ⅱ.Ⅲ.Ⅳ.” Galerie Grand Siecle, Taipei
2004        “AM‧FM My Life” Tamsui Center of Arts & Culture , Taipei
2001        “Flesh is the prison of the soul Ⅰ.Ⅱ.Ⅲ.Ⅳ.” Academic Sinica Sheng Tu Aesthetic Space, Taipei
2000        “Flesh is the prison of the soul II” International Visual Art Center, Taipei 1999. 
“Flesh is the prison of the soul I” National Photography Museum, Brescia, Italy and Aldila Gallery, Padova , Italy


The design works show:
2006 - VT Artsalon interior design, the bookstore space design of New Media Collection 1965-2005 Centre Pompidou exhibition in the Taipei Fine Art Museum, TNUA bookstore interior design. 2005- The subject area design in Taipei Movie Park, the website design of Taipei Movie Park, the main hall design of Taipei International Book, Taipei county religion art festival interaction installment art. Besides these design works, the performing arts activities as following:The drama images designer in New York space 122 and the "Antigone" drama at the Columbia University in 1999.

Awards:
Fine arts grant in National Culture and Arts Foundation in 1998, fine arts exhibition grant in 1999 and 2000.The 26th Taipei prize award owner from Taipei Fine art museum. Has curated the animation film Festival and Manga "Cosplay" Art Festival at VT Artsalon in 2006, the subject hall of Taipei international book exhibition in 2005,the "Poor Film film Festival " at Shih Chien university in 2001,"the creation forum" in Kaohsiung museum of Fine in 2002 in, the "Very Temple" exhibition in Taipei Fine Arts museum in 2000 .

Awards committee:the 4A free creativity prize of Taipei advertising from 2004-2006,the public art of Wan Hua junior high school and Taipei zoo public art, the NCHC Digital creativity design competition in 2003, "the Millennium symbolized, the slogan, the mascot figure select" competition from the Government Information Office and so on .

Authenticity Temporal Memory - Chen Wen-Chi Solo Exhibition

Exhibition:2015/03/3 - 2015/03/28 
Opening:2015/03/7 (Sat) 19:00 
Location:VT Artsalon (B1, No.17, Ln.56, Sec. 3, Xinsheng N. Rd, Taipei, Taiwan)
Website:https://www.vtartsalon.com
Tel:02-2597-2525

EMAIL:info@vtartsalon.com

 


"If time is that sea, we are pushing the lead and lost in the memory."

Chen Wen-Chi currently the Chairman of the department of Communication Design at Shih Chien University. "Authenticity Temporal Memory" is a new series of photographic installation works that follows up on Chen Wen Chi’s last two solo exhibitions, "the thing itself" in the Taipei Fine Art Museum and "the thing itself 2 Agape" in Fotoaura institute of photography. The exhibition in VT Artsalon will feature 100 installation works suspended out from the surface of the walls. The specimen boxes are the vessel for images and diary entries, recreating the actual state of time and space for the memory. This series is a continuation of the artist’s previous works; discuss the relationship between time, space and human existence.

In “Authenticity Temporal Memory” the artist juxtapose letterpress type with black and white image, using expressive words to presenting the feelings and travel observation of the five cities; in the installation time is not recognized, space and real memory that did not exist, works reflect metacognition, how it become something artificially created, the distressed effect of the image provide a sense of confusion in time, it has never cross the boundaries between past and future not does it exist in the present. Moveable lead types carve out the shape and the feel of ink, hitting and printing out one character at a time onto on acid-free card, verses of character depressed in ink are the remains of movable type. The texts reproduced on paper are the artistic marks and the aesthetics of “non-fast”

“Authenticity Temporal Memory” explores the ephemeral and impermanence. "False" is manmade, nothing is real in anything manmade; the truth in the past may become a fallacy today, the fallacy of today may be the truth of tomorrow. Toward reality people already seem to respond with a narcissus voice echoing in the Valley; “Authenticity Temporal Memory” is true to image as the credibility of memory, seemingly objective shooting after writing, once again become lost in the cracks of time and space. This series follows on the concept of the "Flesh is the prison of the soul" series, 100 installation works is suspended in mid-air, allowing a appropriate distance for seeing and reading, the heavy wooden box we see, will in the end be sealed into a mirror finished metal box. Photographic diary with slices of Kyoto, Tokyo, Shanghai, Bangkok, Taipei, confused the viewer of today's digital-oriented world, to what time and period we are looking. Chen Wen-Chi through the act of diary writing, express his feelings and concern with history, each text contain their rational and emotional landscape. If viewers can put aside time constraints, read every diary in space-time, conceptual, logical, speculative point of view, text, language of the work will flow in the current time.

Quiet times are real feelings, everything is condensed with time, time and memory entangles. Time and space are not flat images, they can be produced and reproduce, photography is precisely replicated time and space footage, text outline of past experience, large scale duplication quality of lead type, in " Authenticity Temporal Memory" has become specimen like engraved onto the screen. But truth is, even if we think that all is frozen, time has never stopped, all records are unrelated to reality, just a creation of a real past. Artists repeated assess the relations between images and space-time, providing the viewer a composition of images and words under the rule of a conceptual dimension.

Authenticity Temporal Memory - Chen Wen-Chi Solo Exhibition

Authenticity Temporal Memory - Chen Wen-Chi Solo Exhibition