中間內容區塊
This Is A Complex Sentence
2022.08.20-2022.11.13
Ting-Jung Chen’s artistic praxis revolves around the mapping of memory and identity in the acoustic territory and the power system. Her solo exhibition, titled “This Is a Complex Sentence” (十六分之一休止符後) unfolds along the texts of psychological and sonic warfare, seeking to investigate the collective dialogue and their tension under the influence of affective tonality. Comprising multi-channel sound, kinetic installation and sculpture, the large-scale spatial installation in the venue is strongly reminiscent of rhetoric forms and symbolic imagery that not only demonstrate the associations between different depictions and criteria for expression, but also explicate the processes of understanding and construction in the system. The artist reinterprets the “objects” produced from historical memories in section: either by deconstructing the templates of symbolic cultural artifacts, or by identifying how the subtle aspects of personal emotions lead to collective physical synesthesia. In the venue, the demarcation lines drawn by frequency, rhythm and perception create plural narratives and an alternative scale of space-time, thereby reorienting the visitors in this info-sphere. The works in this solo exhibition recite ambiguous personal narratives in collective memories, and meanwhile explore the very formation of discipline in the mapping.

 

Artist
Ting-Jung Chen

Ting-Jung Chen (b. 1985 in Taipei, Taiwan) lives and works in Vienna and Taipei. Her artistic praxis concerns historiography and cultural-political semiotics, with a special focuses on collective memories, appropriation, empowerment processes, and political identity. By reproducing artifacts of the cultural industry, representing ideologies, and showing their relationships to human beings, the artist explores the transformation of identity and turns the overlapping, mingling cultures into a spatial atlas.

Ting-Jung Chen is the recipient of the DAAD Artist Program (2023), the MAK-Schindlers Scholarship (2019), and the Kunsthalle Wien Prize (2018). She has also been awarded various prizes, scholarships and fellowships, including the Visual Arts Scholarship from the Federal Chancellery of Austria (2020), the Visual Arts Grant from the National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan (2020), the Judges’ Award of the Taipei Art Awards (2015), the Deutschlandstipendium (2015), and several other residency fellowships and project grants.

Recently, she has staged two solo shows—Harmonielehre and Wind Arrows on a Corner Side—respectively at TheCube Project Space and the Digital Art Center in Taipei. Her works have been exhibited in numerous venues around the world that inter alia include Belvedere 21erHaus (Vienna), Kunsthalle Wien, Kunsthaus Hamburg, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei Fine Art Museum, Honggah Museum, Parallel Vienna, MAK Center for Art and Architecture (Los Angeles), and 18 Street Art Center (Santa Monica, the U.S.).

www.info-tingjungchen.com

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
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
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