Mind Set Art Center at Taipei Dangdai 2020
- group exhibition at the Galleries Sector by Patricia Eustaquio, Rao FU, LEE Ming-tse, Mia LIU, LIN Wei-Hsiang, JHONG Jiang-Ze, Ana Maria MICU, Shinji OHMAKI, SHI Jin-Hua, Juin SHIEH, TANG Jo-Hung, and Christopher Taylor
- solo presentation in the Solos Sector by Marina Cruz
Mind Set Art Center (MSAC) will be presenting a group exhibition centering on two themes – Landscape and Theatre – at C24 in the Galleries Sector in Taipei Dangdai. The theme of landscape encounter begins with seven artists: the conceptual artist SHI Jin-Hua transforms lines into the scenery of “Pen Walking #168” by the consumption of pencils and the physical procedure; Ana Maria MICU laboriously re-creates with her body in the work through her intimate engagement with the mixed realities of existence; Taking an object-based perspective, the Filipino artist Patricia EUSTAQUIO examines ideas of vanity and vanitas, the trivial and the sublime, while also exploring the possibilities and limits of artistic expression through various forms; the British photographer Christopher TAYLOR embodies a tranquil and poetic quality of the Icelandic landscape with his lens; Shinji OHMAKI contemplates on the proof of existence by reviving endangered flowers in pigment drawing of floral patterns; LIN Wei-Hsiang constructs a tranquil realm of pure beauty built up with countless layers of dyeing, the realm where the mind and spirit can settle and sublimate; Mia LIU’s signature Drawing Sculpture travels between two and three dimensions, delivers multiple angles of observing which actually results from the artist’s genuine conversation with the world.
In the Solos Sector, booth S18, MSAC will present a high-profile Filipino artist Marina CRUZ. CRUZ 's creations revolve around the memory and history of her family. The creative evolution of CRUZ sees her probing into the stories of personal life and family memories, seeping down to the varying looks of the linings and textures weathered through time, to the local views and presentation of the clothing's details reconnecting with the person who once wore it, becoming at one. From people to objects, then from objects to people, this series is akin to her "family portraits". It's also worth mentioning that CRUZ will make a debut of the bronze sculpture entitled Frozen Moment: Elisa’s Dress. Cruz takes the dress, made by her maternal grandmother; worn by her mother, as the point of connection, symbolizing the special intersection of mothers' and daughters' lives. The work embodies the transformations between mother, daughter, and woman, the reflection of the other's life in oneself, and the sometimes contradictory weave of love and conflict between them. The artist will be present at the vernissage.
VIP Preview (invitation only)
2pm-5pm, Thursday, 16 January
Vernissage (by invitation or advance ticket)
5pm-9pm, Thursday, 16 January
11am-6pm, Friday, 17 January
11am-6pm, Saturday, 18 January
11am-5:30pm, Sunday, 19 January
Venue: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 (4th Floor)
No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road, Nangang District, Taipei City