Curated by CHEN Wei-ching, Joanne and LAI Lih-huei (Josiane)In recent years, social and economic developments in East Asia have produced drastic changes in its urban landscape and introduced architectural diversity in its many cities. While developments in metropolis are inevitable, economic booms also affect small cities evolving into dense, fast-paced, technology-oriented societies. Changes in culture, ideology, social/economic structures, as well as ecological environment accompany this process of reconstruction. Dramatic changes in city landscape are prominent and obvious, but the collapse of the social system and its metamorphosis are not immediately apparent, and necessitates an in-depth examination of the global trends affecting life in the City. “MicroCities” gathers together a group of time-based art, including videos, shorts, animations, kinetic installations, and real-time sound art performances. Coming from Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and India, these artists, with varying cultural and social backgrounds, reflect on their life experiences in relation to the world-wide social issues associated with a global culture, and how this affects the dynamics of the rising East Asian cities as a whole.Participating Artists:
CHEN Wan-Jen｜CHIANG Chien-Hsin + LIAO Chien-Chiao｜Chilai Howard CHENG｜Chim↑Pom｜Chitra Ganesh｜CHOU Yu-Cheng｜CHU ChunTeng｜DIN Chin-Chung｜Gitanjali Rao｜HO Tzu Nyen｜HSU Che-Yu｜HSU Chia-Wei｜HU Xiangqian｜Junebum PARK｜Kenji WONG｜LIN Chi-Wei｜Linda C.H. LAI｜Michelle DIZON｜Piyarat PIYAPONGWIWAT｜Samson YOUNG｜Silas FONG｜SU Yu-Hsien｜TIAN Xiaolei｜Tintin WULIA｜TSUI Kuang-Yu｜TU Pei-Shih｜UJINO｜WANG Chung-kun｜WANG Fujui｜WONG Hoy Cheong｜WU Chang-Jung｜Yeondoo JUNG｜Yukihiro TAGUCHI
**Film & AnimeArt Screening
SAT. July 27, 2-5pm
SUN. July 28, 2-5pm
@ The Queens Museum of Art (New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens NY 11368)
Aug 8 -31
@ Stephan Stoyanov Gallery (29 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002)
Opening reception: THUR. Aug 8, 6-8pm
**Sound Performance & Artists Talk
FRI. Aug 9, 6:30 – 9:00pm
@ Residency Unlimited (360 Court St. unit #4,Brooklyn, NY 11231)
Aug 8 -28
@ The NARS Foundation (38-65 12th St, Long Island City, NY 11101)
Opening reception: SAT. Aug 10, 6-8pm
CHEN Wei-ching, Joanne
CHEN is the former Marketing Director of Taiwan Art Gallery Association and organized Art Taipei (Taipei International Art Fair) from 2007 to 2010. Currently, she’s the founder of inCube Arts, a non-profit art organization, in New York City. She is also an independent curator, art consultant and widely published critic. Chen has also curated international exhibitions such as “Jenny Chen: Without End” at ISE Cultural Foundation, New York, “London Calling” a touring exhibition (China/Taiwan), Joshua Balgos’ solo exhibition “Whatever It Takes” at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts. She has written and published her articles internationally in Art Investment, ARTCO, Art Collection + Design, ARTITUDE Magazine and the Art Taipei Forum Media.
LAI Lih-huei (Josiane)
Lives and works in Taipei and New York. Lai Lih-huei (Josiane) has worked for Council for Cultural Affairs in Taiwan, National Museum of Taiwan History, as well as Taipei Cultural Center in New York from 1997 to 2010. Currently Lai is an independent curator and critic. Her articles were published periodically in Artist Magazine, Arts and Collection in Taiwan since 2004.
Organized by｜inCube Arts
Co-organized by｜Chew's Culture Foundation, Hong-Gah Museum
Sponsored by｜Ministry of Cultural, Taiwan. Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York, the Taipei City Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taichung City Government.
Exhibition Support｜The Queens Museum of Art, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, the NARS Foundation, Residency Unlimited.
Special thanks｜Mr. Claude Shumlic Saenz
Thanks to｜Brooklyn Artist Studio、LONG MARCH SPACE、MUJIN-TO Production、OSAGE contemporary art gallery、Project Fulfill Art Space、YAMAMOTO GENDAI Gallery