Tangled Dislocation

Chen Yufei, Ma Baozhong
October 22 – November 19, 2013
National Chiao Tung University Art Center, Hsinchu




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In any post-modern society, especially in China today, one cannot help but feel somewhat apathetic or emotionally detached from the larger society. With the advancement of free press, mainstream media, and also social media, social problems have become more apparent to the individual. Also, individuals are less burdened with social or political restrain on their thoughts and beliefs. However, as some individuals dwell and reflect more freely upon their surrounding environments, they become less and less confident in their society. As a self-defense mechanism, these individuals, either consciously or unconsciously, are forced to emotionally detach themselves from the society. Thus, they feel a sense of dislocation; being estranged by their own environment.

From a brief job venture into Shenzhen in 1987, Chen Yufei felt the full force of China’s economic reform and transformation, as well as all of its social ramifications. Chen observed as the lives of those around him became absorbed by the sudden influx of capital. As discrepancies of wealth and power skyrocketed, lower echelons of society became prone to exploitation. While Chen himself is an intellectual, his sympathies lay with the everyday people. Unable to confront the social problems directly, he withdraws himself in becoming a passive observer through his art, with his ultimate subject matter being the common hardships of the lives known to him.

With China’s rise into global politics since the 1980s, global humanitarian issues have been brought to the attention of many keen Chinese observers, one of which is Ma Baozhong. Intrigued and genuinely concerned with contemporary social events, Ma uses his art as vehicles of reflection and contemplation, as well as commentary and critique. However, in his critique, Ma consciously removes himself from any obvious viewpoints, and seemly adopts the position of the neutral observer. He is forced to do so, in order not to further upset the tense political atmosphere surrounding him. Yet, his compositions are so powerful and cleverly constructed, the learned art viewer can carefully sense Ma’s commentary and critique.

Chen Yufei, Ma Baozhong

National Chiao Tung University Art Center
1001, Daxue Road, Hsinchu

October 22 – November 19, 2013
Reception: Tuesday, October 22, 12:00 pm
Artist Tour: Tuesday, October 22, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Seminar: Wednesday, October 23, 1:20 – 3:10 pm
Hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Surrounding Mountains, Towering Peak

Liu Kuo-sung
October 5 – December 1, 2013




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Since the 1960s, Liu Kuo-sung held the banner that called for the modernization Chinese Ink Painting. From Taiwan, Liu carried out a world-shaking revolution throughout the Chinese world, surging through the West, sweeping Hong Kong, and inspiring mainland China. Today, this internationally renowned master, is no longer alone in his pursuit and revolution as a isolated peak. His breakthrough concepts and ideas, not only nourished countless artists throughout the Chinese world, but also set a strong foundation for the development of modern ink painting. In examining his contributions to Chinese art and his artistic achievements as a whole, Liu’s position today can be fittingly described as a towering peak among surrounding mountains.

October 5 – December 1, 2013
Reception: Saturday, October 5, 2013, 3:00 pm
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm


Exhibition Catalog


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Contemporary Art is a constantly developing and changing, especially on different sides of the Taiwan Strait. Although Contemporary Art on the Mainland developed significantly later than Taiwan, the drastic social and economic changes bolstered its incredible development in recent years. Sharing a similar culture and language, and yet separated by the Strait, the differences and similarities on both sides are comparable and remarkable.

In art, cross-strait exchanges, whether trade or exhibition, have always been on unequal footing. Due to the overwhelming size of the Chines population and economy, the accessibility of Chinese art as a whole, always been difficult to Taiwan. After the economic rise of China, most Chinese collectors prefer to limit their collections on domestic artists, and is therefore challenging for Taiwanese artists to enter the Mainland Market. In terms fo exhibitions, the number of Chinese artists and artworks exhibited in Taiwan is far greater than that of Taiwanese artists and artworks exhibited on the Mainland.

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Curator Elaine Suyu Liu

Cheng Tsai-tung, Chu Youye, Hou Chun-ming, Huang Ming-che, Lin Pang-soong, Lin Wan-shih, Liu Dahong, Wu Jun, Yu Youhan

Shanghai Xuhui Art Museum
1413 Weihaizhong Road, Shanghai, China
September 20 – October 20, 2013
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cheng Shiu University Art Center
840 Chengching Road, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
November 22 – December 27, 2013
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Cultural Affairs Bureau of Taoyuan County
21 Xianfu Road, Taoyuan, Taiwan
January 8 – February 16, 2014
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Luodong Cultural Working House of Cultural Affairs Bureau of Yilan County
96, Chunjing Road, Luodong Country, Yilan, Taiwan
March 7 – April 27, 2014
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm




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Travel Diary
August 25 – September 3, 2011
Silk Road, from Xi’an to Dunhuang




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Three artist friends, Yang En-sheng, Lin Pang-soong, and Zhou Gang, with the generous sponsorship of collector Wayne Hsu, embarked on a documented journey across China’s Silk Road with Loftyart’s Richard MC Chang and Elaine Suyu Liu. From the ancient capital of Xi’an of Shaanxi Province, the journey crossed the Gobi desert and passed the end of the Great Wall of China, to the final destination at Dunhuang of Gansu Province. Capturing the spirit of the Silk Road, the link between East and West, the paintings, sketches, and various mediums created along the way are wholly presented here at Loftyart Gallery.

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Reception: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 11:00 am
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm




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Lin (Apex) Pang-soong believes one cannot choose one’s physical home, but one can choose one’s spiritual home. The physical home is where one is born, and Lin believes one’s spiritual home is the one that truly nourishes the mind and sound. Luckily for Lin Pang-soong, even though he spends the majority of his time traveling, his physical and spiritual home is the island in which he was born, that is Taiwan.

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49 Nanhai Road, Taipei

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