Chung Hsuan Lan, Goddess, 2020, archival inkjet print, stamps, 84 x 48 cm
Chung Hsuan Lan, Goddess, 2020, archival inkjet print, stamps, 84 x 48 cm 
Chung Hsuan Lan, Goddess, 2020, archival inkjet print, stamps, 84 x 48 cm
Chung Hsuan Lan, Goddess, 2020, archival inkjet print, stamps, 84 x 48 cm

History, War, and Their Betrayers

17/10/2020 - 23/01/2021

UP Gallery 
No.47-1, Ln. 53, Dongnan St., East Dist 
 
 Hsinchu City 300

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Artists: Adam BROOMBERG & Oliver CHANARIN、Ding WU、Chung Hsuan LAN

This exhibition aims not to discern and explore any specific (history of) war by these three groups of artists, nor is it trying to touch upon issues concerning the “image of war and its horror”. The title, however, reveals the potential subject of knowledge which is historical writing and image-making, their various contradictory relationships with ideologies, and how it can be seen as an expansion of the word/image problem. The artists share common interests and intentions in historical writing with a versatile display of forms, methods, and routes. The exhibition begins with the artist duo presenting to us the absence (death) of the written and the ones with the power of writing history. It then introduced to us Lan’s works that delineate the immortal historical cycle through the concept of trinity.  The audience would then find themselves being brought to the sensational space set up by the artist Wu Ding where ideologies of three groups of artists are enclosed within. The exhibition tries to dissolve and transform the birth and death of history, which is perfectly articulated in Wu’s video Meditation by the turbid gas floating between the images and words. To discuss world war and human history undoubtedly requires more than three groups of artists and works, yet the exhibition draws a topological map by which the audiences can get a glimpse of what Taiwan faces now, in face of the current situation between the U.S and China in the post-Cold War era.

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