A Solo Exhibition by Tsen Wang
Duration: 19 ~ 31. Dec. 2009
Venue： Der-horng Art Gallery
Opening Reception：3pm. 26. Dec. 2009
Whenever traveling alone, one can be especially indulged in the missing complex. Every trivia seems to be a fragment of memory or the feelings for someone. A piece of paper, a glass of wine, or even a segment of a melody is able to bring back infinite memory. The reality and virtuality are interlaced as undulant emotion while the scenery outside the window is whizzed by.
Sydney is a place which seems to be familiar but foreign. Just as the impression the Opera House creates for Sydney, the place exists in a boundless fantasy land. The white Opera House, which is like a non-existent center, a real but non-existent virtuality, can only copy fantasy as symbols. This exhibition is created by Tsen Wang who is just returned from the residence program in Sydney and it will be held in Der-horng Art Gallery for the first time.
The artistic works are ranged from videos, paintings to photography. In the form of recording and dialogue, the creations are used to embody the inescapable reality of the post-capitalist society, and to reflect various kinds of contradictory but intertwined complex from social class, cultural shock, and consumption phenomena. Wang aims to highlight the important concepts and thoughts emphasized by the contemporary arts in the current days in which commercial symbols and packages are highly underlined.
As Jean Baudrillard stated, “the places we live have already become the fantasy of beauty in reality.” Similarly, taking the experiences of mundane things on the journey as a starting point, Wang leads the audiences to rediscover the existing beauty and stories from a newspaper, a chocolate bar, to a bowl of instant noodles in our daily lives. ......《more》