Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts

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Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts
2020 Outstanding New Media Art Award "Let Nature Take Its Course"
2020-09-04 ~ 2020-10-04

Curator: Chia-Ling Tu
Artists: Ting-Yi Wu, Ssu-Chi Hou, En-Tse Chen, Ingrid Cheng, Ling-Chien Jian, WWC (Huginn Chan, Terrence Wang, Wesley Lin)
Venue: 4-5Floor gallery space

The creation of different fields, through various appellations to categorize, forms a way of trying to dialogue with the world. The Eye of the Skin mentions: “The verbal statements of artists and architects should not usually be taken at their face value, as they often merely represent a conscious surface rationalisation, or defence, that may well be in sharp contradiction with the deeper unconscious intentions giving the work its very life force.”* When the creation comes into contact with people, although being silent, they are passively reinterpreted by the society and space.

“Scrambled eggs with cold sauce”, a common allegorical saying, usually is used when people feel inferior or helplessness and loose themselves in Chinese culture. Using “Let nature take its course” as an exhibition title, in order to more clearly describe the Chinese allegory. This saying is not a question but has various responses, meaning in the process of a work, the creator swings between the discourse consciousness and social conversation. The cognition of one's own works from the beginning to the end – the end does not mean the completion of a work but the complete vanishment of it – will change with the nonstop shaping of the surrounding social space. One work might be as well started unintentionally because it will be constructed and defined by the values of various roles in the society.

What does the extension and discussion of a work look like? In the dialogues of “Scrambled eggs with cold sauce”, because the roles of the society are all in different social contexts, the replying words are ever-changing, connecting the immediacy of the oral narration and the most direct background experience between the creator and the society. Through each question and change of a role to ask ourselves again, the work perhaps is just a kind of daily life wrapped under words.

*Note: Juhani Pallasmaa, The Eyes of the Skin (Wiley & Sons, 2009): p 29.