Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts

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Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts
Recognition System–2014 KUANDU BIENNALE
CHANG Yung-Ta + GUO Jau -Lan
 
Syaiful GARIBALDI + Grace SAMBOH
 
David HAINES + Jasmin STEPHENS
 
JANG Suk -Joon + SUL Won -Gi
 
KAO Chung -Li + LIU Yung -Hao
 
Mami KOSEMURA + Toyomi HOSHINA
 
KWAN Sheung Chi + Anthony YUNG
 
LI Gang + WANG Huang -Sheng
 
Money Faketory + Pichaya Aime SUPHAVANIJ
 
Valay SHENDE + Veeranganakumari SOLANKI
高重黎 + 劉永晧
KAO Chung -Li + LIU Yung -Hao
Artist-KAO Chung -Li
 
 
Soon after Karl Marx has predicted that “All fixed, fast-frozen relations…are swept away, all new-formed ones become antiquated before they can ossify,” the elder generation witnessed the complete colonization of spaces by various types of institutional violence such as the industrial system, the military system, capitalism, and representative democracy. Subsequently, the advances in digital technologies not only synchronize the consciousness of the people around the world but also turn the globe into a single market. In other words, no any individual or group is able to escape the fate of having colonized consciousness and spirit. Chung-Li KAO’s adherence to or opinion on machine-produced images is prone to convey different impressions such as crossing his bridges before he comes to them, going beyond his depth, having a very narrow view, being disconnected with the reality, and just caring about limited and immediate interests. KAO presents his reflections in his artworks, to mention some, Photochemical and Mechanical Installation of Moving Images, Illuminated Cinema, A Slide Briefing Film, A Patent on Visual Toys, The Image-implicated Images, Ten Digital Short Films, and 24x18.half. KAO has a turbulent career, and muttered “don’t forget your original goal” from time to time. To what goal does he refer? “The goal of preventing the younger generation from facing the predicament of alienation that the elder generation has suffered from”, KAO mumbled.
 
 
Curator-LIU Yung-Hao
 
 
 
LIU Yung-Hao earned his doctorate in film and literature (Pratiques et Theories Du Sens) from Université Paris VIII. He is an assistant professor at the Department of Radio, Television and Film, Shih Hsin University. He specializes in film theory, the study on minorities and marginalized groups as well as the studies on family films, diary films, and experimental films.
During his stay in France, he has worked as an assistant in the Department of Film and Art at the American Center in Paris. The exhibitions with which he offered to assist included the “Retrospective Exhibition on the Films by Gregory J. Markopoulos” (1995), the “Exhibition on the Photographs by David Wojnarowicz”, and the exhibition entitled “My Brain is Driving Me Crazy” (1996). He has also regularly introduced and promoted video artworks in the program ‘Video News’ made by the American Center in Paris. He has independently curated the Solo Exhibition by Yann BEAUVAIS—“Le cinéma décadré” (1999) (in collaboration with the Centre Georges Pompidou), and the Second Experimental Media Art Festival in Taiwan—“Repetition and Pause: The Light that Pierces through Experimental Films—The Experimental Films Directed by KAO Chung-Li” (2011).