中間內容區塊
Jungle Jungle — ZHANG XU zhan Solo Exhibition
2022.08.20-2022.11.13
In his recent works, artist ZHANG XU Zhan focuses on the dialogue and connection between the locality of Taiwanese culture and the globality of international culture; for example, how the meaning of music changes in circulation, and how oral stories are infiltrated in different regions to produce localized versions. Not only does he explore the general principles of cultural mobility, but also integrate the uniqueness of those similarities and heterogeneities, and to create another reproduction through the creative process. Jungle Jungle—ZHANG XU zhan Solo Exhibition starts from the “folk tales” common all over the world, and opens up the exploration of global connection through the textual similarity of folk tales.

 

This exhibition includes his complete installations shown at the 2020 Yokohama Triennale in Japan and his new animated video presented at the“ Deutsche Bank Artist of the Year”in 2021, both of which are being shown in Taiwan for the first time. The exhibition combines different types of works such as video animation installations, paper puppet installations, and mixed media sculptures.

Artist
ZHANG XU zhan

Bron in 1988 Taipei , Taiwan

Born 1988, into the popular century-old Hsin-Hsing Paper Sculpture Store in Xinzhuang, Taipei County, Zhang Xu Zhan specializes in creating a riotous profusion of paper effigies ranging from luxurious mansions and oversized paper dolls to paper-pasted mythological animals and flowers. 

The artist is also proficient in employing diverse media such as animation, video art, and experimental film, stop-motion paper doll and multi-channel video installation, and employs a wide range of artistic forms.

His artworks not only revolve around absurd and bizarre images, but also encapsulate his wry observations on strange social phenomena and the cul-de-sac his family business (memories) faces. transforming all kinds of contemporary life experience into surreal, bizarre images. In other words, the artist’s works feature the unending decay and the post-revelry companionlessness that serve as part of his life’s rich tapestry.

Earning his master’s degree in new media art from Taipei National University of the Arts (2016).

Exhibition view at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum
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Exhibition view at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum
  • 2022, ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Exhibition view at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum
  • 2022, ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Exhibition view at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum
  • 2022, ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Exhibition view at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum
  • 2022, ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Exhibition view at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum
  • 2022, ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Exhibition view at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum
  • 2022, ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Exhibition view at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum
  • 2022, ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Exhibition view at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum
  • 2022, ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Exhibition view at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum
  • 2022, ©Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Compound Eyes of Tropical—Animal Series
  • Artist | ZHANG XU zhan
  • Years | 2021-2022
  • Material | Single-channel video, Color, Sound
  • Size | 16’
Compound Eyes of Tropical—Animal Series
  • Artist | ZHANG XU zhan
  • Years | 2021-2022
  • Material | Single-channel video, Color, Sound
  • Size | 16’
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