Yu-Chuan Tseng

Digital + interactive + Art

Mediating Asia

Mediating Asia-「科技斡旋 ∙ 亞洲觀點」

2022 / 7 /30 – 2022 / 10 / 16

▏Curator策展人 ▏Gunalan NADARAJAN, Yu Chuan TSENG 曾鈺涓

▏Exhibition venue 展覽地點 ▏National Taiwan Musuem of Fine Arts, Gallery 202, 2F of Multipule screen area, Main lobby ,國立台灣美術館 202展覽室、時光天井二樓、大門服務台後方

▏Exhibition Introduction 展覽介紹 ▏

“Mediating Asia” is a key exhibition of the 2022 Technology and Art Symbiosis Project. Co-curated by internationally renowned curator Gunalan NADARAJAN and Taiwanese curator Yu Chuan TSENG, the exhibition teases out the unique aesthetic languages of Asian techno art within the global context.

This exhibition features works of 14 artists/artist groups from Korea, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, Vietnam, and Taiwan, exploring the development of technology art in Asia from the perspective of 12 Asian countries/regions. The artists in this exhibition engage and explicate some of these aesthetic and cultural specificities as well as enable a larger global dialogue of their relevance. The issues artists explore in this exhibition range from the ways in which technology mediates our affective capacities and connections especially in enabling particular social formations, to critically projecting dystopian and utopian futures enabled by technologies, to mapping the intersections and cross-fertilizations between religion, the spirit world and technology, to deconstructing the urban imaginaries afforded and frustrated by the mediations of technology, to exemplifying cultural ingenuity in using elemental and simple technologies to mediate our everyday experiences.

The geographical contiguities, the shared and contested histories, and the shifting and settled populations and cultures that have come to be called ‘Asia’ represent distinct aesthetic notions and cultural agendas in the world of media arts and provide unique interpretations of the creative possibilities of the’ technological.’Therefore, this exhibition seeks to provide a platform for and snapshot of media arts in Asia with a view to highlight the specific historical, socio-cultural, political and aesthetic contexts within which old and new technologies are conceived and employed to produce distinct technological configurations.

「科技斡旋•亞洲觀點」為 2022 年「科技藝術共生計畫」的重點展覽,由策展人古納蘭•納德拉罕(Gunalan NADARAJAN)及臺灣策展人曾鈺涓教授共同策畫,爬梳彙整亞洲科技藝術在全球脈絡討論下的獨特美學語彙。

本展邀請來自韓國、印度、印尼、菲律賓、新加坡、泰國、日本、香港、馬來西亞、中國、越南與臺灣,共計12個亞洲國家/地區之14位藝術家/藝術團隊,共同深入亞洲美學與文化面向,啟發亞洲藝術在全球脈絡下相關討論,其中探討的議題包括:科技對於人們情感連結(尤其是對於特定社會型態)的影響;對於科技的反烏托邦與烏托邦式的未來想像;宗教、靈界,以及科技之間的交集;科技所建構與拆解的城市想像,以及不同文化如何以自身獨特的方式,以基本、簡單的科技形塑日常體驗。

所謂的「亞洲」,也就在地理、(具爭議的)歷史、人口,以及文化上具有連續或共通性的地域,呈現了鮮明的美學概念與文化議題,為科技的創作應用提供了獨特的解讀方式。因此,本展宗旨亦在替亞洲的媒體藝術提供平台,尤其側重亞洲新舊技術的發想與應用,以及其中涉及的特殊歷史、社會文化、政治,以及美學脈絡,和所衍生的獨有科技配置。

▏Participated Artists ▏ In alphabetical order by English surname 依英文姓氏字母順序排列

Venzha CHRIST and ISSS – Indonesia Space Science Society (Indonesia) 凡薩.克里斯和印尼太空科學學會 (印尼)

Debbie DING (Singapore) 陳美美 (新加坡)

Tad ERMITAÑO (the Philippines) 泰德.埃米塔紐 (菲律賓)

Etsuko ICHIHARA (Japan) 市原悅子 (日本)

IP Yuk Yiu (Hong Kong) 葉旭耀 (香港)

LIM Kok Yoong (Malaysia) 林國榮 (馬來西亞)

LIN Chi Wei (Taiwan) 林其蔚 (臺灣)

LEE Tzu Tung (Taiwan) 李紫彤 (臺灣)

MIAO Ying (China) 苗穎 (中國)

Ngoc Nau (Vietnam) 玉棕 (越南)

Joo Young OH (Korea)吳珠榮 (韓國)

Raqs Media Collective (India) 瑞克斯媒體小組 (印度)

SHYU Ruey Shiann (Taiwan) 徐瑞憲 (臺灣)

Tuang T (Tailand)童T (泰國)

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