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“Hope” is a duo solo exhibition at the ALIEN Art Centre, presented by artists Jiro Kamata and Caroline Halley des Fontaines in collaboration with ALIEN Art. It took two years to create an environmental display of contemporary jewelry design combined with photographic art. The physical experience of light and color further triggers the scenery that people see at the critical point of reality and spiritual perception.

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/ Hope

Jiro Kamata.Caroline Halley des Fontaines
2021.07.13-2022.03.27 Current Event

“Hope” is a duo solo exhibition at the ALIEN Art Centre, presented by artists Jiro Kamata and Caroline Halley des Fontaines in collaboration with ALIEN Art. It took two years to create an environmental display of contemporary jewelry design combined with photographic art. The physical experience of light and color further triggers the scenery that people see at the critical point of reality and spiritual perception.

In the wake of the research and discussion on Shozo Shimamoto: Across The Borderlands of Art, In the Volcano: Cai Guo-Qiang and Pompeii was conducted with extended discussions in the form of online exhibition halls at ALIEN Art Centre. Complying with the artist’pursuit of social, moral, and aesthetic goals, the project attempts to aggregate the various fragments of the development of "destructive art" together, so that the audience might have a conceptual image of the attempted size and scale by the artist. The purpose is to show how the new style emerges from this aesthetic declaration through the discussion of this event.

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/ In the Volcano: Cai Guo-Qiang and Pompeii


2021.05.01 - 2021.09.30 Online Exhibition

In the wake of the research and discussion on Shozo Shimamoto: Across The Borderlands of Art, In the Volcano: Cai Guo-Qiang and Pompeii was conducted with extended discussions in the form of online exhibition halls at ALIEN Art Centre. Complying with the artist’pursuit of social, moral, and aesthetic goals, the project attempts to aggregate the various fragments of the development of "destructive art" together, so that the audience might have a conceptual image of the attempted size and scale by the artist. The purpose is to show how the new style emerges from this aesthetic declaration through the discussion of this event.

One can only gain insight into the secret of Ch'an through the passion for facing up obstacles. When one gets focused, one can throw off the shackles of worldly affairs. Permit oneself to be free and create beauty without restraint. Open a new window...

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/ Encountering Serenity in the midst of Madness

Yungtien Shao.Yaman Shao
2020.11.15-2022.01.09 Current Event

One can only gain insight into the secret of Ch'an through the passion for facing up obstacles. When one gets focused, one can throw off the shackles of worldly affairs. Permit oneself to be free and create beauty without restraint. Open a new window...

"I don’t create abstract paintings but convey my true feelings about and responses to what is happening in the society. As a matter of fact, my works cannot be more about the real world." — Lin Hong-Wen

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/ In Silence

Lin Hong-Wen
2021.01.16-2021.10.31 Current Event

"I don’t create abstract paintings but convey my true feelings about and responses to what is happening in the society. As a matter of fact, my works cannot be more about the real world." — Lin Hong-Wen

For over half a century, the American artist James Turrell (b. 1943) has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. His fascination with the phenomena of light is related to his personal, inward search for mankind’s place in the universe.


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/ Corinth Canal

James Turrell
Always On

For over half a century, the American artist James Turrell (b. 1943) has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. His fascination with the phenomena of light is related to his personal, inward search for mankind’s place in the universe.


The ALIEN Art Centre was formerly known as the Kin-Ma Military Hostel. It was built in 1967 as a transit station for the National Army soldiers to Kinmen and the Matsu Front Line. With the end of the Cold War, the hostel also ended business in the la...

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/ Memory

Documentary of Kin-ma Military Hostel (reborn as ALIEN Art Centre in 2018)
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The ALIEN Art Centre was formerly known as the Kin-Ma Military Hostel. It was built in 1967 as a transit station for the National Army soldiers to Kinmen and the Matsu Front Line. With the end of the Cold War, the hostel also ended business in the la...

After the rain, a few raindrops clang onto the power cable. Pulled by gravity, they glided and glittered against the colourless sky.

Two flame trees stood tall outside Kinma Military Hostel. A Taiwanese friend once told us: flame trees are trees...

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/ Crossing

Kingsley Ng.Stephanie Cheung
Always On

After the rain, a few raindrops clang onto the power cable. Pulled by gravity, they glided and glittered against the colourless sky.

Two flame trees stood tall outside Kinma Military Hostel. A Taiwanese friend once told us: flame trees are trees...

Lai Chih-Sheng’s works opt to leave appearance to transformation through the process. The truth to which appearance refers is the spiritual understanding that is not normally unfamiliar to us, yet that we usually have no chance to ruminate upon.

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/ Lai Chih-Sheng: Linger

Lai Chih-Sheng
2020.10.16-2021.05.23 Exhibition History

Lai Chih-Sheng’s works opt to leave appearance to transformation through the process. The truth to which appearance refers is the spiritual understanding that is not normally unfamiliar to us, yet that we usually have no chance to ruminate upon.

Understanding of "Space" and "Time Concept" in Asian Art History

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Understanding of "Space" and "Time Concept" in Asian Art History

“More than anything else, I find stimulation in the materialization of an unpredictable expression. The biggest meaning of this phenomenon might just be Zen.”-Shozo Shimamoto

The Gutai group was founded in 1954 as a moment of synthesis of ferments...

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/ Shozo Shimamoto:Across The Borderlands of Art

Shozo Shimamoto
2019.11.14-2020.11.01 Exhibition History

“More than anything else, I find stimulation in the materialization of an unpredictable expression. The biggest meaning of this phenomenon might just be Zen.”-Shozo Shimamoto

The Gutai group was founded in 1954 as a moment of synthesis of ferments...

With the exhibition VOICES, ALIEN Art is proud to stage the first major retrospective exhibition by the artist Jiro Kamata in Taiwan, who has been engaging in many aspects of “optic experience” that inspired him over the past 20 years. By deploying a...

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/ VOICES

Jiro Kamata
2019.10.04-2020.08.27 Exhibition History

With the exhibition VOICES, ALIEN Art is proud to stage the first major retrospective exhibition by the artist Jiro Kamata in Taiwan, who has been engaging in many aspects of “optic experience” that inspired him over the past 20 years. By deploying a...

Franz Bette has been considering matters of design and critically examining the composition of jewellery, especially its conceptual and artistic formulation, for over 50 years. Apart from creating his own pieces, it is of great importance to him to c...

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/ Franz Bette:Der rote faden


2019. 02. 15 – 2019. 09. 08 Exhibition History

Franz Bette has been considering matters of design and critically examining the composition of jewellery, especially its conceptual and artistic formulation, for over 50 years. Apart from creating his own pieces, it is of great importance to him to c...

"I believe that there is no absolute rule for art, but certainly should bring happiness to the viewers, moreover, to inspire desire and passion of life."-Shao Yung-Tien

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/ The Free Minds

Shao Yung-Tien
2019.09.10-2020.04.26 Exhibition History

"I believe that there is no absolute rule for art, but certainly should bring happiness to the viewers, moreover, to inspire desire and passion of life."-Shao Yung-Tien

"Art is a continuous work and research with no limit, the ambiguous paths are endless; just like the world, the universe." -Hsiao Chin

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/ Les couleurs du Ch’an.Hommage à Hsiao Chin


2019. 05. 02-2019. 11. 03 Exhibition History

"Art is a continuous work and research with no limit, the ambiguous paths are endless; just like the world, the universe." -Hsiao Chin

" I don’t believe in inspiration. I would describe it as a discipline. A continuous discipline, starting from 8 o’clock at the morning, like any other work... I work with resin; it is a very noble material. It is the end product of the petroleum… always materials that come from the ground. I believe I am a grounded, earthy person… the picture lives by itself, and it does not need the artist. What makes me happy, is being like when I was a child, and seeing something without knowing how it comes about. La meraviglia, the amazement." -Robert Pan

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/ The Way of Seeing

Robert Pan
2019. 05. 01-2019. 09. 01 Exhibition History

" I don’t believe in inspiration. I would describe it as a discipline. A continuous discipline, starting from 8 o’clock at the morning, like any other work... I work with resin; it is a very noble material. It is the end product of the petroleum… always materials that come from the ground. I believe I am a grounded, earthy person… the picture lives by itself, and it does not need the artist. What makes me happy, is being like when I was a child, and seeing something without knowing how it comes about. La meraviglia, the amazement." -Robert Pan

In the 17th Century, Isaac Newton discovered that prism could divide lights into different colors due to dispersion effect. Based on RGB color model, this exhibition adds shades and wavelength on top of spatial and historical axes. Artists Luo Yijun, Gao Yating and Tang Yawen respond to history and southern images of the venue. The exhibition functions like a prism in the architecture. Artists put historical trade incidents, contexts and unseen personal moments into their works, and transform into new colors and perspectives.

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/ Prism: Approach Unseen Scenarios

Lo Yi-Chun | Kao Ya-Ting | Tang Ya-Wen
2018. 11. 29 – 2019. 03. 31 Exhibition History

In the 17th Century, Isaac Newton discovered that prism could divide lights into different colors due to dispersion effect. Based on RGB color model, this exhibition adds shades and wavelength on top of spatial and historical axes. Artists Luo Yijun, Gao Yating and Tang Yawen respond to history and southern images of the venue. The exhibition functions like a prism in the architecture. Artists put historical trade incidents, contexts and unseen personal moments into their works, and transform into new colors and perspectives.

" I’ve always believed, the man of good quality are born with mission, even they have never sensed the mission, their deeds are good enough to tie themselves with the mission. The tide raised by the mystery will include people from the world in resembling, gathering, the strong power thus rolls into ideal step by step.And I just can’t but say, in the field of photography, I’ve never encountered such man craving in presenting the power and the depth of photography."
- Jean Dieuzaide, 《The Interior Regard of Juan I-Jong》

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/ The Stare of Light:The Lost Grace

Juan I-Jong
2018. 11. 29 – 2019. 01. 31 Exhibition History

" I’ve always believed, the man of good quality are born with mission, even they have never sensed the mission, their deeds are good enough to tie themselves with the mission. The tide raised by the mystery will include people from the world in resembling, gathering, the strong power thus rolls into ideal step by step.And I just can’t but say, in the field of photography, I’ve never encountered such man craving in presenting the power and the depth of photography."
- Jean Dieuzaide, 《The Interior Regard of Juan I-Jong》