From Now On

Exhibition

Introduction of the exhibition “From Now On”:
 
Taipei Artist Village 2021 Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity Residency Programme aim to discuss social issues including but not limited to racial equity, sexual equity, disability, elder welfare, and immigration in the art field. From the perspectives of seven Taiwanese artists and four serial exhibitions, the audience is able to see the diversity of Taiwan society and the connection between art and local culture.
 
Artist Liao Yun-Jie and KO Yu-Hsiu are invited to the From Now On -2021 Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity Residency Programme Residency Artist Exhibition Season 4. Through the form of text, video, object, and visual art, Yun-Jie and Yu-Hsiu try to illustrate social dissonance and various perspectives. The concept of From Now On is come from the fairy tales which always end with “Happily forever after.” Similar to non-fictional and fictional narratives constructed under reality, fairy tales as a form to reflect the structural problems of a time and an image of utopia, also face criticisms with the development of the age. The happy ending is ideal for a fairy tale. To some extent, cultural diversity and inclusivity are ideal for society. The fourth exhibition of the 2021 Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity Residency Programme questions the image of utopia. What is cultural diversity and inclusivity? Where is the end of it?
 
Introduction of Yunjie Liao’s works “ The Status of Fluidity” and “Sleeping and Awake”:
 
The images of the status of fluidity are not only local, but also global. The space called home may be a station, a port, a street, a park, in a car, in the house of others, by a river or in a mountain, or even couches all over the world. But apart from the sleeping patterns and the continuously carried luggages, the diverse appearances of the people in the status of fluidity are no different from those of people with fixed residences. Due to the collective diaspora, forced evictions, capitalization, or the individual lackness of the limited options for lifestyles, “home” has become a state of fluidity, and the current possession of home does not guarantee its forever existence; humans’ desire for a shelter comes from both the pursuit and the escape.
 
Through this residency program, Yunjie Liao continued to track and listen to the status of fluidity, her long-term attention. The people in the status of fluidity, including her, shared their items in the luggage with each other, and exchange each other’s life stories “on the road”. In the process of picking up, sharing, and exchanging, people in the status of fluidity with different backgrounds and social-economical status spread out their inalienable memories, current passion, or anticipation for the next journey. In the exhibition, every object and its corresponding story in “The Status of Fluidity” marks the original sentence written or narrated by people in the status of fluidity, and a trace of their life choice. “Sleeping and Awake” features The Sound of Home, The Shape of Home, The Light of Home, The Broken Landscape and The Handbook of Mutual Assistance in the Status of Fluidity. It aims to imagine the possibilities in Taipei City under the transnational status of fluidity, and to explore the core meaning of home, the similarity of lives between that of ourselves and that of others, and the possibility or incompetence of mutual understanding.
 
「從此,以後」展覽介紹:
 
台北國際藝術村「2021 文化平權駐村計畫」四檔系列展覽,梳理了七位台灣本地藝術家的創作脈絡,探討當「文化平權」的議題從社會街頭進入藝術場域中,藝術家如何呼應當代社會以及理解台灣社會的多元性。
 
「從此,以後」-2021文化平權駐村計畫第四季藝術家聯展,邀請藝術家廖芸婕與柯瑜綉展示其駐村創作成果。廖芸婕與柯瑜綉分別透過其細膩的文字、影像、物件與平面創作,試圖傳達社會底下的失衡問題和差異觀點。如同非虛構與虛構文本或多或少建構於真實生活底下,童話作為回應社會結構問題與對於未來的渴望,卻也面對著時代更迭與批判。幸福快樂,是一個童話的理想;文化平權,則被期待為一個社會的理想樣貌,「從此,以後」擷取自童話故事千遍一律「從此以後,」的快樂結尾,企圖藉此反問對於理想的憧憬,什麼是平權?哪裡是終點?
 
廖芸婕作品「流動狀態」與「睡.醒之間」介紹:
 
流動者的圖像除了是本土的,亦是全球的。其稱之為家的空間或許是車站、港口、街道上、公園裡、轎車內、他人籬下、河邊或山裡,甚至是世界各地的沙發。但除了睡眠型態與東遷西徙的行囊外,流動者的多元樣貌與擁有固定居所的人無異。由於群體的離散、迫遷、資本化洪流,或個體選項有限的人生,「家」成為一種流動狀態,擁有的當下並不保證不再失去;人類對棲身之地的想望,同時來自追尋與逃避。
 
透過本次駐村,廖芸婕持續追蹤、聆聽其長年關注之流動狀態。流動者們(包含她)與彼此分享行囊裡的物事,並交換彼此「在路上」的生命故事。在撿拾、分享與交換的過程裡,不同背景、社經地位的流動者攤開其無法割捨的記憶、當下的熱愛或對下一趟旅途的期盼。展場中「流動狀態」裡每份交換、分享過的物件與其對應之故事,都是流動者親自書寫或述說的原句,與一段段人生選擇的痕跡。「睡 · 醒之間」的作品──家之音、家之形、家之光、破碎的山水線與流動者互助指南──,將叩問台北這座城市在跨國流動脈絡下的更多可能,探究家的意義、他者與自身之相似性,及真正相互理解的可能或無能。
 

Residency Program

  • Taipei Artist Village, TW
  • 9 April 2021 - 6 June 2021

Exhibition

  • Taipei Artist Village, TW
  • Barry Room
  • 20 August 2021 - 19 September 2021

Grant

  • Taipei Artist Village
  • Cultural Diversity and Inclusivity Residency Programme