Aesthetics Jam is a project programmed by Hongjohn Lin and Henk Slager in consultation with Nicolas Bourriaud, curator of the 2014 edition of the Taipei Biennial. The project Aesthetic Jam intends to explore topical potentialities of an alternative and more strategic manner of signification of the artistic domain. Thus, aesthetics appears to be extremely compatible with what was once advocated by artistic research, i.e. the self-reflexive and self-critical capacities of artists engaging in processes of understanding and signification. A multitude of perspectives could be opened up - all attempting to avoid a disciplining will to knowledge. On the ground floor of the Taipei Fine Art Museum (gallery D) they organise a project that will continually be redesigned and discussed by the participating artists. The starting point is a so-called zero degree situation in which a number of works will be exhibited that according to the curators, offer a clear contribution to the debate on the position and situation of the concept of aesthetics.
Participating artists: Lonnie van Brummelen & Siebren de Haan (Netherlands), Kai Huang Chen (Taiwan), Tiong Ang (Netherlands), Chang Nai-Wen (Taiwan), Alejandro Ramirez (Colombia/Netherlands) and Wang Sheng-Hung (Taiwan), Clodagh Emoe (Ireland), Fang Yen-Hsiang (Taiwan), Irene Kopelman (Argentina/Netherlands), Su Meng-hung (Taiwan) and Wu Shu-ann (Taiwan).Andre Alves (Portugal/Finland), Gwen Wang (Taiwan), James T. Hong (Taiwan), Huang Chien-Hung (Taiwan) and Mick Wilson (Sweden/Ireland)
Participate School: Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan), University of the Arts Helsinki(Finland), National College of Art and Design in Dublin(Ireland), University of Gothenburg(Sweden), HKU Utrecht University(Netherlands), National Taiwan University of Arts(Taiwan), The Chinese University of Hong Kong(China).
Address: TFAM, No. 181 Zhonghshan N. Road Sec. 3, Taipei 101461, Taiwan
Period: September 13, 2014 – January 4, 2015.
Project Blog: Aesthetic Jam