“碎片記憶的網｜Nets of Fragmented Memories”
Exhibition dates: 2022.06.10-2022.09.04 (10.00-17.00)
Exhibition venue: Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Room 103 & 104
Curators: Eunhyun Park and Suhan Liao
Opening reception: 2022.06.10 (Friday) 15.00-17.00
Congratulations to CCSCA student Ariana Lombardi for successfully presenting the exegesis of their MA capstone exhibition project 圈內 | Becoming Visible that was shown at Artpartment 藝術公寓 from 19-29 March 2022.
圈內 | Becoming Visible explored the role and significance of T-bars (a hostess bar for queer women wherein the attendants are tomboy lesbians or “T’s”) in the identity formation of queer Taiwanese women in the late 80s and early 90s. In particular, by re-making the T-bar and creating a space that unsettled conventional narratives of gender and identity, Ariana’s exhibition sought to engender an experiential and embodied understanding of the performative enactment of queer identities in Taiwan.
The exhibition featured the works of artists Kira Hsin-Wei JACOBSON 許維, Anchi Lin 林安琪 [Ciwas Tahos], Liting Tan 陳立婷, Yao Hong 姚紅, along with a program comprising a roundtable panel with community activists Dingo Huang, Andrea Toerien & Loo; Uncle Southside’s Heartbreak Hotel KTV & Storytelling and a singer-songwriter night with sarya.
Thank you to the thesis advisor Patricia Huang (Art and Design, NTUE) and examination committee members Lu Peiyi (CCSCA) and Nobou Takamori (CCSCA).
Congratulations to CCSCA student Leora Joy for successfully defending her MA thesis entitled ‘Exhibiting the Anthropocene: The 2018 and 2020 Taipei Biennials and the Politics of (Post-)Nature’.
In her thesis, Leora critically examined the potential of art and exhibitions to imagine the world anew and engender change in the age of the Anthropocene. Through an analysis of two editions of the Taipei Biennial: the 2018 show “Post-Nature–A Museum as an Ecosystem,” and the 2020 exhibition “You and I Don’t Live on the Same Planet”. Leora’s thesis drew attention to the various ways in which art and exhibition-making might contribute to the ‘decolonization of nature’ and the envisioning of alternative, more sustainable and just, ecological futures.
Thank you to the thesis advisor Francis Maravillas (CCSCA) and examination committee members Lu Peiyi (CCSCA) and Manray Hsu (Independent curator).
2022 CCSCA Graduate Research Forum
Date: May 13 (Friday) 09:30-18:00
Venue: 1 floor lecture space, MoNTUE