日期｜2020 年 5 月 17 日至 6 月 14 日
時間｜週一至週日 12:00 - 19:30
地址｜臺北市萬華區萬大路 322 巷 6 號
開幕｜2020 年 5 月 17 日（日） 14:00
座談｜2020 年 6 月 6 日（六） 15:00
The Forty-Second Time of Folding
Ho, Yen-Yen Solo Exhibition
Duration | 17 May – 14 June, 2020
Opening Hours | Monday to Sunday 12:00 - 19:30
Venue | Waley Art
Address | No.6, Ln. 322, Wanda Rd., Wanhua Dist., Taipei City 10868, Taiwan
Opening | 17 May, 2020 (Sun) 14:00
Artist Talk | 6 June, 2020 (Sat) 15:00
Commentators | Chu, Yin-Hua, Jian, Tzu-Chieh
Supported by |
Department of Cultural Affairs Taipei City Government
National Culture and Arts Foundation
There was once, when I was on a ship till the darkness arrived. The shaking of the hull was extremely severe, creating a one-meter gap between the shore and the stairs connected to it. The tide was rising. The moon, a perfectly round light ball with no stereopsis, lay flat on the curtain of night, created a sense of lost in distance and direction. The strain hit while I was trying to keep balance, as it hit me with the realization of the rise and fall underneath came from the traction of tide. The interrelation between tide, the ground I stood on, and the moon in the stars, provided an identical sense of the distance between us. It took me closer to the moon, which I had never been so close to before.
A fortuity on an offshore fishing ship connected the imaginary concept and the life experience effortlessly. The abandoned hull played the roll of a fork in the road between reality and fiction, opening up the narrative of imagination. Watching the moon through the porthole created the macroscopic distance between civilization and space technology; meanwhile converged the associate of gravity, light and shadow into a room, building a place for one to look back on the private personal growth history. To correspond to the residential household as an exhibition space, I counterpointed the space of a cabin and a house. The objects and surrounding I encountered in multiple confined spaces marked the trace of personal experience, built the boundary of my self and the world outside of me. It brought back the sense of sealed time one lived in, just like the stretched emptiness I encountered during the school-age time.
Ho, Yen-Yen was born in 1993, Taipei, currently studying M.F.A. in School of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of Arts. Her works are often inspired by personal experience through observation of the present. With the knowledge on science, specifically astronomy and geography, she presents the metaphorical state of mind through works. By putting together objects into site-specific works, grasping of connection between space and narrative, the works capture the connectivity and looseness between reality and fiction.
Ho was awarded the 2017 Next Art Tainan Award, shortlisted for the 2020 Kaohsiung Award, and received the 2016 Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award. She had participated residency in Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Korea in 2017.