The academic seminar to Tzeng Yong-ning’s solo exhibition, Primitive Landscape of Belief, titled The Belief of Art – Tzeng Yong-ning’s Art Career, will be held on April 27, 2022 from 1:20 to 3:10 pm in the Library conference room of National yang Ming Chiao Tung University. Conducted in Mandarin Chinese, the seminar’s speakers include artist Tzeng Yong-ning, Richard MC Chang of Loftyart Gallery, and Lin Han-chun of the Yilan Museum of Art.
Installation View, NYCU Arts Center. Photo: Richard Chang
In celebration of Liu Kuo-sung’s 90th birthday, National Taiwan Normal University and The Liu Kuo-sung Archives presents Paving the Road to Contemporary Ink – Liu Kuo-sung Archives Exhibition 1940s – 1980s. Showcasing important letters, documents, and photographs from Liu’s extensive career of over seventy years, the exhibition runs from April 16 to May 11, 2022 at NTNU’s Dechun Gallery.
Liu Kuo-sung, Self-Portrait, 1951 © The Liu Kuo-sung Archives
In this video, we take an in-depth look into Xue Song’s career as a Chinese contemporary artist, covering his journey from his hometown of Dangshan, Anhui to the metropolitan city of Shanghai, his interest in Chinese history and contemporary culture, his wide range of subject matter, and the initial fire that sparked his inspiration for the iconic style of burnt collage that he is known for today.
Video Still from Trans-Figuration. Video: Courtesy of Li Youyou
Trans-Figuration by Xue Song is on view at the Guangdong Museum of Art from March 26 to April 20, 2022. The exhibition title is inspired by the term “transfiguration” in Buddhist art, which can be applied to understand Xue Song’s appropriation of ready-made images.
Installation View, Guangdong Museum of Art. Photo: Courtesy of Xue Song
Artist Tzeng Yong-ning and Richard Chang of Loftyart Gallery spoke as guests with Associate Professor Cheng Chih-kuei of NTUA, on Jimmy Lu’s ABCs of Art on IC Broadcasting FM97.5. Together, they covered Tzeng’s artistic practice, his exclusive use of ball-point pens, as well as his upcoming show at NYCU Arts Center.
Professor Cheng Chih-kuei, Manager Richard Chang, and Artist Tzeng Yong-ning. Photo: IC Broadcasting
Let us welcome the Lunar New Year with Taiwanese sculpture Hung Yi’s Blooming Fortune Art Garden at Lee Gardens (Hysan Place), Hong Kong. The colorful and auspicious exhibition runs from January 18 to February 15, 2022 and features the artist’s signature animals.
Lee Gardens (Hysan Place), Hong Kong. Photo: Courtesy of Hung Yi Art Gallery
The confrontation of one’s identity in terms of history, society, and culture has been an integral theme in the art of Xue Song, and was explored in the artist’s TED Talk on Oct 21, 2021 organized by TEDxHangzhouED.
Video Still from The Zeitgeist © TEDx Talks
In contemporary art magazine ArtReview’s coverage of the upcoming Art Taipei 2021 art fair, Xue Song’s mixed-media collage New Heights was prominently featured as both the article’s cover and content image.
Xue Song, New Heights, 2020 © Xue Song
ARTREK is a brandnew project of Taiwan Art Gallery Association (TAGA) in 2021.
Video Still from Artrek Episode 1 © TAGA