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「光‧合作用-亞洲當代藝術同志議題展」

2017/08/01

展覽時間:2017 / 9 / 9(六)-2017 / 11 / 5(日)

展覽場地:台北當代藝術館(臺灣臺北市大同區長安西路39號)

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台北當代藝術館2017年9月9日至11月5日展出的「光‧合作用─亞洲當代藝術同志議題展」是亞洲地區美術館首度推出關於同志(在此泛指非異性戀性別認同者-男女同性戀、雙性戀、跨性別者等的LGBTQ)議題的研究展覽。

 

與國際同步,跨地域的劃時代展覽

今年繼國際知名的英國泰德現代美術館(Tate Modern)、泰德英國美術館(Tate Britain)以及大英博物館(British Museum),大規模展出多位同志藝術家、名人收藏、同志歷史與人權相關的專題展覽後,台北當代藝術館能在此時與時代呼應,並和歐洲美術館同步的契機之下推出亞洲展,格外具有劃時代的歷史象徵意義。本展聚焦在文化、語言、地緣關係和族群背景相近的香港、臺灣、中國、新加坡等地,邀請到共22名藝術家展出共約50件作品,期待激發亞洲社會多元議題討論的可能性。

多元豐富議題匯聚當代館場域

    當代館做為公眾美術館,多年來致力於臺灣各種族群風格、藝術觀點、社會議題、人類處境之關懷,用當代藝術的手法轉換成視覺展示,提供民眾用感性認識的管道探討社會多元議題、啟發人性視野,希望透過展覽和教育活動,努力讓藝術普遍觸及每個市民,讓人與人之間產生靈活對話、熱忱溫暖的關係。本展「光·合作用」為台北當代藝術館與香港驕陽基金會合作,邀請策展人胡朝聖策劃,將以獨特的藝術史角度切入,呈現出二戰後華人LGBTQ社群的生活故事與相關議題。參展作品內容豐富,觸及身份認同、平權議題、媒體消費現象、社會現實困境、個別/群體間的評論、人性慾望以及生與死等廣泛內容。

藝術擴大人性視野,開啟世界文化對話

「當代藝術的責任不應只是賞心悅目,為美服務,更應對於正在進行中的重大事件,提出價值視野,開啟文化對話,讓市民透過當代藝術擴大人性視野,了解世界。」

                                           —台北當代藝術館潘小雪館長

臺灣同志平權運動的起步約莫隨著政治解嚴開放前後的八〇年代末開始,近日官方亦宣布「民法」未保障同性婚姻自由及平等權已屬於違憲,要求行政和立法機關於兩年內完成相關法律之修正或制定,針對此重大事件,當代館率先藉由藝術視角,打開民眾話匣子,探討當代藝術跨界趨勢,並透過跨社群的交會擦出更多更燦爛的火花。


 

Pectrosynthesis Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now

2017/08/01

Duration: Sat. Sep. 9 – Sun. Nov. 5, 2017

Venue: Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (No. 39, ChangAn West Road, Taipei, Taiwan 103)

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Official Website: https://goo.gl/9M8hYu

 

The Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (MOCA, Taipei) is presenting Spectrosynthesis─Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now from September 9th to November 5th, 2017, becoming the first art museum in Asia to arrange a research-based exhibition centered around the LGBTQ community (those who do not identify themselves as heterosexual, including lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgendered people).

 

A Landmark Exhibition with International Standard

After large-scale exhibitions themed around the works of LGBTQ artist, celebrity collectors, LGBTQ history and human rights were showcased by internationally renowned European institutions such as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, and the British Museum, MOCA, Taipei is now arranging an LGBTQ exhibition in Asia, an event with significant historical meaning. This exhibition will focus on locations such as Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and Singapore, places that share a similar background concerning culture, language, and geographical relation, presenting approximately 50 works from a total of 22 artists with hopes to inspire multiple dialogues related to in Asian societies.

Multivariate Issues Gathered in MOCA Taipei

As a public art museum, MOCA, Taipei has dedicated many years to the viewpoints of different ethnic groups and cultures, transforming these topics into contemporary art themes regarding a multicultural society to inspire a humanistic outlook. MOCA hopes to provide a platform that allows each citizen to engage in art through exhibitions and educational events, creating an enthusiastic and friendly bond between citizens by extending the power of art to every corner of the community. Spectrosynthesis─Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now, co-organized with the Sunpride Foundation curated by Sean C.S. Hu, tackles the theme from the angle of art history, introducing issues that are related to the Chinese LGBTQ community after World War II. This event presents a collection of exciting works that touch a broad range of themes including identity, equal rights, media consumption, the difficulties of social reality, commenting on individuals and groups, desire, life, and death.

Expanding Horizons and Global Cultural Interaction Through Art

 ‘The aim of contemporary art is not pleasure or beauty; it serves a larger, ongoing purpose, which is to raise alternative perspectives on values and to open dialogues relating to culture so that people can expand their horizons and gain a deeper understanding of the world.’

—Yuki Pan, director of Museum of Modern Art

LGBTQ movements in Taiwan started in the late 80s when the Martial Law was abolished. Recently, the government announced that the Civil Code has violated the Constitution due to its inability to protect the freedom and right to same-sex marriage, and has demanded that administration and legislative authorities complete the revising of related laws and regulations within two years. In the face of this major incident, MOCA has pioneered in opening discussions through art, exploring contemporary art’s ability to cross boundaries and encourage interactions between groups.