The Question of Beings  |  YAHON CHANG @ Roma
May
25
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The Question of Beings | YAHON CHANG @ Roma

From La Biennale di Venezia to MACRO. International Perspectives is a new exhibition project conceived and curated by Paolo De Grandis and Claudio Crescentini. The project is devoted to the presentation of the three selected international exhibitions from La Biennale di Venezia - International Art Exhibition at the MACRO’s spaces, as site-specific, reconstructed, and remodelled artworks.

Promoted by Roma Capitale – Superintendent Capitolina of Cultural Heritage and organised in collaboration with PDG Arte Communications, the project seeks to converge the art prospects of two cities that are working together to circulate the experience of international art throughout the country. Venice and the Capital, two cities that are linked by immense historical and artistic traditions, have been able to further enrich their heritage so as to give voice and life to contemporary art. Moreover, they are also discovering and emphasising this cultural resource by documenting existing assets and promoting both initiatives and international connections. The research for this project was initiated in 1995 by Paolo De Grandis, whose efforts helped introduce new countries to La Biennale di Venezia and prompted the establishment of additional outdoor pavilions. Therefore, the works will follow a path of innovation and travel from one city to the next, from one space to the other, enriching themselves with meanings and nurturing a new audience. All the while, the works will be evolving in the new context, specifically created for MACRO by the various international artists who were invited to participate.

From La Biennale di Venezia to MACRO. International Perspectives reaches its second stage with Yahon Chang @ Roma, The Question of Beings, curated by J. J. Shih and Francise Chang. First organised by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei for the La Biennale di Venezia, this summer at MACRO it is presented in collaboration with Contemporary Art Foundation and MDCA Foundation.

On site at MACRO Testaccio - La Pelanda space with ceiling height measures at 12 meters tall, Yahon Chang will re-create the conceptual exploration of his site-specific ink painting installations, which were exhibited at The 56th International Art Exhibition at the MOCA Taipei Pavilion for the Collateral Events of la Biennale di Venezia. Chang’s new works, to be exhibited at La Pelanda, will correspond with the conceptual framework suggested by its past title The Question of Beings. Furthermore, Chang will also create new works that resonate with the historical site of La Pelanda, an ex-slaughter house. Additionally, there will be three large-scale iron sculptures ship especially from the OPEN (2015) exhibition in Venice, to be shown along with the ink painting installation. The form of his sculpture stems from his ink brushstrokes, together, the ink paintings and the sculptures express the transformation and representation on how a two dimensional plane can be transforms into a three dimensional form, and finally to the concept of a space.

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May
9
to Nov 22

56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia 第56屆威尼斯藝術雙年展

The Question of Beings  

Collateral Event 平行展    |    Solo Exhibition of Yahon Chang 張耀煌 個展

Venue                           Istituto Santa Maria della Pietà, Castello 3701, Venezia

Preview period             6th – 8th May 2015  |  10 am – 7 pm

Running period            9th May 2015 22nd November 2015  |  10 am – 6 pm (closed on Mondays)

 

In this year’s Collateral Event at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Yahon Chang investigates the theme of “The Question of Beings” at the Istituto Santa Maria Della Pietà, where he has created a site-specific exhibition featuring a series of new paintings and mixed media installations that explore the conscious and subconscious natures of individuals. With these new works, Chang questions the diversity and complexity of living beings in an effort to delve into the likenesses and differences between the recesses of human and animal instinct.

Yahon Chang has reflected upon his life experiences by employing a mode of meditative style portraiture that resonates with his feelings of rejection, struggle, acceptance and love in this world. These portraits of sentient beings, while offering a variety of subject matter, present a cohesion through the singularity of their compositional style. Implying a spiritual connection to the tradition of Chinese shrines, they evoke a feeling of commemoration for those situated in the past, present and future, while simultaneously encompassing their greatness and mediocrity, achievements and failures, …etc.

Chang has amalgamated the aesthetics of calligraphy with expressive lines to depict a multitude of faces portraying the holy, mundane and animalistic aspects of countenance. The multiplicity of faces fills the entirety of the exhibition space, creating an interactive environment that allows the audience to enter a world akin to an “alternative Facebook”. This interactive environment invites the viewer to contemplate the nature of sentient beings, while questioning the meaning of their own identity.

In the exhibition, the stained glass windows incorporate portraits from his Sentient Beings series that acts as a form of commemoration or sanctification that is in dialogue with the sacred setting at the Santa Maria della Pietà cathedral nearby. The daylight permeates through the stained glass windows enhancing ones interactive experience in the space, thus transforming the exhibition space into a sanctified-like environment that allows the viewer to cement themselves with contemplation while observing the natural changes of light that interact within the exhibition space itself. 

Written by J.J. Shih and Francise Chang

 

地點      聖瑪亞聖殤學院  Castello區 3701 號  威尼斯

預展期    201556 - 8| 上午10 - 晚上7

展期      201559 - 1122| 上午10 - 下午6(逢星期一休息)

本屆威尼斯雙年展的平行展,張耀煌以「蒼生問」為個展主題,針對聖瑪莉亞聖殤學院的展場,量身打造了一系列全新的畫作和混合媒材裝置 (site-specific exhibition)就創作概念言,本展從探索個人生命的意識和潛意識出發針對眾生的多樣/複雜進行提問,並挖掘人類本質與動物性的同異

多年來,張耀煌透過一種冥想式的人像畫反映自我的人生,涵納他在這個世界上所遭遇和經歷的拒絕、掙扎、接受和愛;這些人像畫多樣的內容和固定的構圖,隱約和中國神龕的傳統保有一種精神關聯,彷彿紀念著那些存在於過去、現在和未來的人們,包括偉大和平凡的、成就和失敗的…。 

張耀煌融合書法美學與表現性線條,畫出指涉神聖、世俗、獸性的各種頭/面相,其佈滿整個展場空間進而將展場營造成一個互動場域---讓人們進入另一種「臉書」的世界,藉此觀想眾生,同時自我設問和尋答。 

展覽當中,彩色玻璃花窗結合了藝術家眾生相系列的畫像,作為一種對白中的紀念或神聖化,而近旁的慈悲聖母院教堂則為神聖的背景。日光穿透彩色玻璃花窗,強化著觀者於展場中的互動經驗;從而,將展場空間轉化為一神聖化的環境,讓觀者觀看光線在展場自然變化的互動時,能接合自身於靜觀的沉思之中。

石瑞仁 / 張馨文

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Beings & Countenance | Wesen & Antlitz
Jun
5
to Aug 6

Beings & Countenance | Wesen & Antlitz

Paintings of Yahon Chang - Solo touring exhibition

Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany 

6 June - 6 July 2014

Vernissage: 5 June 2014, 7pm

 

The main element of traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy is the line. Because of this common feature, these two art forms of early time to have a close, mutually determining relationship. Since the 13th Century to the present day, many artists deliberately put a special emphasis on the connection of Chinese painting and calligraphy and promote the fusion of the two genres. In this concise ratio picturesque origins of Taiwanese painter Yahon Chang grew into its own cosmos and its individual form of expression.

The line defined by the image works Yahon Chang not only the shape but also the surface with which the painter handles different: Firstly, the thick, black, gestural line connects the painting with calligraphy and is himself and shaping enough. Second, the line outlined giving shape, which is filled of colour and still remains the dominant visual character.

Almost all the works act in the picturesque manner, wild and passionate. The gesture, expressive individual action is captured on the paper or canvas. However, this gestural painting does not come from a state of nervous agitation, but on the contrary from the absolute tranquility. Yahon Chang describes itself as: “In an extremely peaceful state suddenly explodes it all for me".

In cooperation with Claus Friede, Contemporary Art Hamburg.

 

Opening times: Fri 4pm-8pm, Sat and Sun 2pm-6pm

Admission: 3 €, Concession: 2 €

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The Mortal World • The Destination – Solo Exhibition of Yahon Chang   人間 • 歸宿 — 張耀煌個展
May
13
to May 29

The Mortal World • The Destination – Solo Exhibition of Yahon Chang 人間 • 歸宿 — 張耀煌個展

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National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

國父紀念館,台北,台灣

13 - 29 May 2014

2014年5月13日- 29日

 

開幕日期: 2014年5月13日,下午3點

Vernissage: 13th May 2014, 3pm

 

We are pleased to present “The Mortal World Ÿ The Destination - Solo Exhibition of Yahon Chang” starting on the 13th of May at National Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall in Taiwan, displaying nearly 30 paintings from the new series of the “Mortal World” and the “Destination”. Two of the exhibiting paintings from the “Destination” series will be donated for charity sale, to raise funds for building a new matrimonial church for Danshui’s TamKang Church. Furthermore, ten more paintings will be donated for charity fund raising for Joy of Life and Care Association and The House of Dreams Youth Development Association, to raise funds for helping the low-income families, the impoverished elderly and youth.

 

張耀煌新作個展《人間 • 歸宿》將於513日至29日期間在臺灣國父紀念館開幕,展出近30幅 “人間” 和“歸宿” 系列的全新作品,充份展現一位修心多年的畫家流露對現世的拒絕、掙扎、接受和愛。展覽中將有兩幅“歸宿” 系列畫作捐贈義賣於淡江教會,希望借此機會募款新建婚禮教堂。另外十幅“歸宿” 系列畫作將捐贈義賣給「社團法人臺北市喜樂人生關懷協」及「社團法人中華民國夢想之家青年發展協會」做慈善募款幫助低收入家庭,貧困老人和中輟生。

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Being & Countenance | Wesen & Antlitz
Sep
18
to Nov 23

Being & Countenance | Wesen & Antlitz

Being & Countenance Solo touring exhibition

Kunstforum Markert, Hamburg, Germany

18 September - 23 November 2013

 http://kunstforum-markert.de/index.php/ausstellung_yahon-chang/beschreibung_yahon-chang.html

 

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萬象  Multifaceted Art
Aug
24
to Sep 2

萬象 Multifaceted Art

將於北京時間:2013824日下午3點開幕,展期為:2013825日至201391日。展覽開幕當天下午一點,將由夏可君老師與多位專家一同探討張耀煌作品所賦予的意義。

 

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