History’s Shadows and Light

Exhibition | August 19, 2017 – December 17, 2017

Power, Haunting and Resilience

This exhibition includes photographs of political and social movements from just prior and subsequent to the lifting of martial law (1986 to 1990). The exhibition focuses on issues including political human rights, agricultural and labor movements, and environmental protection, as photographed by Liu Chen-hsiang, Huang Tzu-ming, and Hsu Po-hsin.

Power, Haunting and Resilience explores the lifting of martial law as an important demarcation and starting point for contemporary art in Taiwan, transcending temporal and spatial dimensions that span from 1975 until the end of 2014, issues of radical, dazzling, totemic, resisting, spirited, soul-searching, truthful, dialectical are expressed through a selection of representative works from modernist and contemporary artists. Nineteen series of works by 14 Taiwanese artists have been invited to exhibit, including Yuyu Yang, Tsai-Chien Lee, Ming Ju, Su-Chen Hung, Dean-E Mei, Tien-Chang Wu, Shih-Yung Ku, Tien-Yu Hung, Jin-Hua Shi, Cheng-Tsai Chen, Chao-Liang Shen, Hung-Chih Peng, Chien Chi, and Hai-Hsin Huang; with a range of genres that includes painting, sculpture, video, photography, installation and multimedia, etc.



Chao-Liang Shen | Stage – 21 | Lightjet print |  2006 – 2014