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In 1957 we decided to do an event using the stage. We had no intention of doing theatre or a concert; we just wanted to express the art of using the stage.

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/ ESPERIMENTO DA 16MM

Shozo Shimamoto
Performance Art Essay

In 1957 we decided to do an event using the stage. We had no intention of doing theatre or a concert; we just wanted to express the art of using the stage.

You always reap what you sow.

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/ Three Worlds

Otto Künzli
Art Jewelry Essay

You always reap what you sow.

The work of Jiro Kamata evokes a special kind of optimism difficult to find in jewelry. I do not know if it’s by deliberate or subliminal touch, but by recalling a visual past two decades in our rearview mirror, he is able to conjure spectacular ec...

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/ Jewelry for tomorrow

Kellie Riggs
Art Jewelry Essay

The work of Jiro Kamata evokes a special kind of optimism difficult to find in jewelry. I do not know if it’s by deliberate or subliminal touch, but by recalling a visual past two decades in our rearview mirror, he is able to conjure spectacular ec...

An inclination towards invisibility Philosophical reflections on the jewellery works of Jiro Kamata


But is it even possible to become invisible? The physicists are skeptical. They insist that if the whole body could be made invisible by a...

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An inclination towards invisibility Philosophical reflections on the jewellery works of Jiro Kamata


But is it even possible to become invisible? The physicists are skeptical. They insist that if the whole body could be made invisible by a...

"I know that immortal fame awaits him if his death is recorded by you" Pliny the Younger, Letter to Tacitus about the eruption of Vesuvius,


Rimbaud wonders in his Illuminations: “Can one be in ecstasies over destruction?” Read

/ Portrait of the Artist as Volcano

Jérôme Neutres
Performance Art Essay

"I know that immortal fame awaits him if his death is recorded by you" Pliny the Younger, Letter to Tacitus about the eruption of Vesuvius,


Rimbaud wonders in his Illuminations: “Can one be in ecstasies over destruction?”

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Over recent months, art events all over the world have regrettably come to an unwelcome halt under the coronavirus pandemic. With Taiwan’s public health situation under control, ALIEN Art Centre is blessed to be able to continue its curatorial work a...

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/ Daisuke Miyatsu: 25 years of video art

Daisuke Miyatsu.Yaman Shao
Interview Report Essay

Over recent months, art events all over the world have regrettably come to an unwelcome halt under the coronavirus pandemic. With Taiwan’s public health situation under control, ALIEN Art Centre is blessed to be able to continue its curatorial work a...

I really wanted to work on light and colors.
Photographing nature actually become my healing and spiritual practice,
I usually try to find places where colors and lights are very strong,
and spend my time, sit and meditate,
I usually trying (...

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/ In Search of Light

Caroline Halley des Fontaines
Artist Perspective Essay

I really wanted to work on light and colors.
Photographing nature actually become my healing and spiritual practice,
I usually try to find places where colors and lights are very strong,
and spend my time, sit and meditate,
I usually trying (...

“Jewelry talks to you.”

Each piece has its own story to tell. And while each story originates with me, if you wear it on your body, the jewelry becomes your own voice – and will become your story.

I disassembled the lenses and took out...

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/ Jewelry talks to you

Jiro Kamata
Artist Perspective Essay

“Jewelry talks to you.”

Each piece has its own story to tell. And while each story originates with me, if you wear it on your body, the jewelry becomes your own voice – and will become your story.

I disassembled the lenses and took out...

Text / Robert C. Morgan (the co-curator of In Silence and a American art historian)

From my Western perspective, I understand Hong-wen’s work as being possessed by a heightened degree of sensory cognition that suggests a process of ...

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/ Lin Hong-Wen: Sensory Light and Form

Robert C. Morgan
Curator’s Perspectives Essay

Text / Robert C. Morgan (the co-curator of In Silence and a American art historian)

From my Western perspective, I understand Hong-wen’s work as being possessed by a heightened degree of sensory cognition that suggests a process of ...

From 2011, when he created his classic "Life-size drawing", Lai Chih-Sheng has explored depicting the connections between surfaces within spaces, and drawing spaces within spaces. In “Linger”, a work in correspondence to the history and architecture of the Kinma Military Hostel, challenges viewers’ physical sensations on the spot.

At this seminar held by the curator Jenny Lee, Taiwan representative of Art Basel, will interview Lai about the roles of artists and viewers during live creations of artworks. This dialogue will also give the audience a deeper understanding of Lai’s creative process.

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From 2011, when he created his classic "Life-size drawing", Lai Chih-Sheng has explored depicting the connections between surfaces within spaces, and drawing spaces within spaces. In “Linger”, a work in correspondence to the history and architecture of the Kinma Military Hostel, challenges viewers’ physical sensations on the spot.

At this seminar held by the curator Jenny Lee, Taiwan representative of Art Basel, will interview Lai about the roles of artists and viewers during live creations of artworks. This dialogue will also give the audience a deeper understanding of Lai’s creative process.

From 2011, when he created his classic "Life-size drawing", Lai Chih-Sheng has explored depicting the connections between surfaces within spaces, and drawing spaces within spaces. In “Linger”, a work in correspondence to the history and architecture of the Kinma Military Hostel, challenges viewers’ physical sensations on the spot.

At this seminar held by the curator Jenny Lee, Taiwan representative of Art Basel, will interview Lai about the roles of artists and viewers during live creations of artworks. This dialogue will also give the audience a deeper understanding of Lai’s creative process.

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From 2011, when he created his classic "Life-size drawing", Lai Chih-Sheng has explored depicting the connections between surfaces within spaces, and drawing spaces within spaces. In “Linger”, a work in correspondence to the history and architecture of the Kinma Military Hostel, challenges viewers’ physical sensations on the spot.

At this seminar held by the curator Jenny Lee, Taiwan representative of Art Basel, will interview Lai about the roles of artists and viewers during live creations of artworks. This dialogue will also give the audience a deeper understanding of Lai’s creative process.

My art practice is simply a manifestation of my life-views! With a pair of unhindered wings, the traversing mind begins to take flight into the boundless blue yonder. As transient thoughts trickle over the vanes of cognition, they become significant ...

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/ Next to Nothing

Lin Hong-Wen
Artist Perspective Essay

My art practice is simply a manifestation of my life-views! With a pair of unhindered wings, the traversing mind begins to take flight into the boundless blue yonder. As transient thoughts trickle over the vanes of cognition, they become significant ...

The Zen-inspired, shamanistic paintings, sculptures, and installations of Hong-wen Lin reveal the intensity of an artist whose forms are as precise and accurate as they are mysterious and divergent. Regardless of what medium or materials he uses, t...

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/ Hong-Wen Lin’s Journey Through Time

Robert C. Morgan
Curatorial Perspective Essay

The Zen-inspired, shamanistic paintings, sculptures, and installations of Hong-wen Lin reveal the intensity of an artist whose forms are as precise and accurate as they are mysterious and divergent. Regardless of what medium or materials he uses, t...

Throughout the canon of art history, the gold standard of academic symbolic analysis is The Arnolfini Portrait by Netherlandish artist Jan van Eyck in 1434. In Art History 101, it is perhaps the most written about painting, allowing for students of a...

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Throughout the canon of art history, the gold standard of academic symbolic analysis is The Arnolfini Portrait by Netherlandish artist Jan van Eyck in 1434. In Art History 101, it is perhaps the most written about painting, allowing for students of a...

When I try to visualize his work, it is a mirror shot of Jiro Kamata that first appears in my mind. It could be a selfie. Or it could be an incidental reflection of his figure on the perfectly polished surface of his own work. In either case, he is h...

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/ Through a Gazer’s Eyes

Makiko Akiyama
Art Jewelry Essay

When I try to visualize his work, it is a mirror shot of Jiro Kamata that first appears in my mind. It could be a selfie. Or it could be an incidental reflection of his figure on the perfectly polished surface of his own work. In either case, he is h...

History can certainly be written, but the real article is generational scenery.

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/ VOICES:POSTSCRIPT

Yaman Shao
Curatorial Notes Essay

History can certainly be written, but the real article is generational scenery.

The present forum is an extension of the exhibition Daisuke Miyatsu: 25 years of video art - A point of transit signals from East and South East Asia, which includes Mr. Miyatsu's insightful online lectur...

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The present forum is an extension of the exhibition Daisuke Miyatsu: 25 years of video art - A point of transit signals from East and South East Asia, which includes Mr. Miyatsu's insightful online lectur...

The present forum is an extension of the exhibition Daisuke Miyatsu: 25 years of video art - A point of transit signals from East and South East Asia, which includes Mr. Miyatsu's insightful online lectur...

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The present forum is an extension of the exhibition Daisuke Miyatsu: 25 years of video art - A point of transit signals from East and South East Asia, which includes Mr. Miyatsu's insightful online lectur...

When Art, Science, Engineering, and Design constructs a loop that prompt the civilization evolvement

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/ In Conversation with EDGE DESIGN

Gary Chang, Yaman Shao
Conference Lecture

When Art, Science, Engineering, and Design constructs a loop that prompt the civilization evolvement

The first video in my collection was added in 1994. More than 25 years have passed since then. From the works out of around 100 videos in the collection for exhibition this time, I am delighted to have such a wonderful space to introduce my “Unders...

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/ Understanding of Space and Time Concept in Asian Art History

Daisuke Miyatsu
Curatorial Perspective Essay

The first video in my collection was added in 1994. More than 25 years have passed since then. From the works out of around 100 videos in the collection for exhibition this time, I am delighted to have such a wonderful space to introduce my “Unders...

This talks ambitions to raise some questions and topics about the art of collecting art in Europe and Asia, the booming of Asian modern and contemporary art through the world today.

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This talks ambitions to raise some questions and topics about the art of collecting art in Europe and Asia, the booming of Asian modern and contemporary art through the world today.

The essence of art is the truth that reflects the world, the artists strive to tell the truth for themselves.

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/ PUNTO and ZERO

Felix Kwok
Art Appreciation Lecture

The essence of art is the truth that reflects the world, the artists strive to tell the truth for themselves.

Hsiao Chin embodies the visionary figure of a Chinese artist-cum-citizen of the world whose life’s work represents an openminded conversation with cultures that at times appear wildly different.
Hsiao Chin was born in Shanghai in 1935, afte...

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/ Journey of Signs

Jérôme Neutres
Curatorial Perspective Essay

Hsiao Chin embodies the visionary figure of a Chinese artist-cum-citizen of the world whose life’s work represents an openminded conversation with cultures that at times appear wildly different.
Hsiao Chin was born in Shanghai in 1935, afte...

Introduction

Jewellery as a medium of artistic expression, referred to as author jewellery in Germany, has triggered a young movement in Asia. The interpretation of j e w elle r y from this contemporary perspective is primarily anchored i...

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/ Red X Thread: Franz Bette Jewellery

Dr. Sabine Runde
Art Jewelry Essay

Introduction

Jewellery as a medium of artistic expression, referred to as author jewellery in Germany, has triggered a young movement in Asia. The interpretation of j e w elle r y from this contemporary perspective is primarily anchored i...

I think in such a rich and selective era, "value" has become the standard for us to measure things, but what is the value in our lives?

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/ Red X Thread

Franz Bette
Art Jewelry Lecture

I think in such a rich and selective era, "value" has become the standard for us to measure things, but what is the value in our lives?

Time and Timelessness in the Art of Franz Bette.

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/ Pin with (Out) Shadow

Junjin Wu
Art Jewelry Lecture

Time and Timelessness in the Art of Franz Bette.

“Traveler, your footprints are the only road, nothing else. Traveler, there is no road; you make your own path as you walk.”

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/ Pursuit

Kaiyin Huang
Music Concert Lecture

“Traveler, your footprints are the only road, nothing else. Traveler, there is no road; you make your own path as you walk.”

Capturing the moment to seize the serendipity and the eternal of humanity, then showing courtesy in between, moreover, be fully alive to the beauty.

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/ The Lost Grace

Ijong Juan
Photography Lecture

Capturing the moment to seize the serendipity and the eternal of humanity, then showing courtesy in between, moreover, be fully alive to the beauty.

Why did Hiraga Mari decide to integrate the concept of 'water' into the exhibition? Also, what is the significance of 'Tomoe' in Noh to the artist? Hiraga Mari shares the beauty of art and Noh by talking about the art...

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/ Flower Visage

Hiraga Mari
Artist's Perspective Essay

Why did Hiraga Mari decide to integrate the concept of 'water' into the exhibition? Also, what is the significance of 'Tomoe' in Noh to the artist? Hiraga Mari shares the beauty of art and Noh by talking about the art...