/ Decoding Arts and Rehearsing the Future

About the exhibition

ALIEN Art Centre ✕ Decoding of Taipei Contemporary Art


Robin Peckham, co-director of Taipei Dandai, who is listed in the "40 Under 40 Asia" “Thinkers" of Apollo Magazine, and Yaman Shao of the ALIEN Art Centre co-hosted the “Decoding of Taipei Contemporary Art” exchange event, including the art lectures: Decoding Arts and Rehearsing the Future.

The theme of Decoding Arts- “Wandering Mind (臥遊心)” begins with the question the public is familiar with:“what is contemporary art?”, and further “how the art world run”, “how to understand art”, “how to start art collection”; and then further discuss “from the categories of world and society, how art is intricately inseparable from life?” and “how we understand the world better through arts?”


Rehearsing the Future exposes the seemingly future things existing in our life. The discussion covers the following with the axis of 10 artists’ pieces:
(1) Human creates technology, and re-create new technology through the influence of technology, resulting in a continual existence of consciousness.
(2) The invisible issue of human working for technology and internet odd jobs.
(3) New resources: The mutual domestication of the man-made and the natural to form new resources, a parallel universe of the physical and internet space
(4) The powerlessness of science and the balance of non science
(5) How do human evolve in the world of computing?
The big picture of co-existence with the virus


This joint exchange activity extensively discusses the trend derived from the artistic creation:
(i) Digital art: referring to the NFT work EVERYDAYS: THE FIRST 5000 DAYS by American artist #Beeple, the speaker believes that the benefits and audience of #NFT art will eventually enter the field of physical art.
(ii) Experiential art: observing the trend of American artist Anicka Yi’s flying installation and its subsequent extension, which is exhibited at the Tate Gallery, there is an increase of the proportion of large-scale experiential art composed of many small works exhibited in public commercial space.
(iii) Political and social themes continue to grow. Proposing a movement headed by Black Lives Matter, which in turn will boost the admiration for African artist Michael Armitage in the market.


"I don't know if there is anything in the world that exists in a way that transcends time and space.
A work or creator is ambiguous and dark, but I think there exists the real art, which is a transcendent existence beyond the two, like the wind, which can only be felt; like water which, without shape and always changing, can be arbitrarily explained by the viewer. "



It is believed that the platform is born for bridging connections, and it is hoped that the purest original intention in the vocation of art is remained.

Exhibition:Rehearsing the Future of ALIEN Art Centre
Supported by:The Dalmore Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky、BabuLong Mineral Water
Special thanks to Taipei Dangdai、Silks Club、Yu Tong Zheng

courtesy of Beeple, 《EVERYDAYS:THE FIRST 5000 DAYS》

courtesy of Ashley Bickerton, Melody Jue, Chi Ta-Wei

Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre

courtesy of Tate Modern

Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre

Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre

Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre

Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre

Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre

Exhibition View at ALIEN Art Centre

Art Forum at ALIEN Art Centre