7.30pm CNY Cookies Networking Time.

8pm Start Sharing

Session will be in Mandarin and English.

Re-village: The Institution-specific Art and City-biopoesis
By Yves Chun-ta CHIU / Researcher of Art Archive Center in Taiwan, Independent curator


Duration: 1.5-2hrs

The “village” is not only where people live but also the social units forming form different space quality and scale. The modern village reflects the flow of capital and the power of “plan” and “manage” to change the matters of space production of landscape strongly or smoothly.

The talk tries to start from the “post-ruin era” to discuss the bio-politics of ruin-space and ruin-man and conceive of a kind of city-biopoesis with an imagination of fluid and assembly village.

The typical ruin aesthetics see the born and death of a city as an irresistible force and teach us to learn to mourn the loss of landscape and memory for avoiding nostalgia. The perspective of post-ruin attempts to face the non-place especially the challenges that how art faces the ethical, public aesthetics and sustainable and right to city in the trend of city transformation globally. This poesis thus related to mapping, writing, directing of a place to explore the multi-histories and commons for re-village a practicing city, who immersed in it are not isolated subject and object but a “community” in relationships.



一般廢墟美學多將城市的誕生與死亡的進程、改變視為不可抗力,並教導我們在面對地景與歷史記憶的失落中,學會哀悼以釋懷、獲慰,以免顯得過於鄉愁。後廢墟的視角,則意圖直面「非場所」(non-place)或「當代廢地」空間論題,特別是在全球文化城市轉型的趨向下,藝術如何面對倫理性、公共性、美學乃至永續性與都市權所交織出的種種挑戰。這種詩學,因此對應著地域圖繪、地誌書寫、地景轉變、地徑引動等方法的操演,來考掘場域中的複數歷史敘事、共享域(commons)乃至「再聚落」的實踐城市(practicing the city)行動,浸潤其中的都不再是個別的主體和客體,而是成為「群」的生命關係體。


近三年重要展演經歷有 「約會的心態」(台灣當代一年展)、(台南齁空間)、「臺南中國城2018」(SeMA(Korea))、 「聆聽山與海的聲音-城市地景採集所」(太平國小)、「負育群帶聚落」(空總文化實驗室)、 「2019麻豆糖業大地藝術祭」(總爺藝文中心)、《共同史》(Le Lieu(Canada))、 「場所既視-下一代市場」(新富町文化市場)、 「arts in jetlae」(Cite internationale des art 1702M studio) 「地景遠眺-水交社中的南郊視野」(水交社文化園區) 、「 植變-身態園丁的療癒術 」(臺北中正區社會福利綜合大樓)。

Yves Chun-ta CHIU is an independent curator and researcher of Art Archive Center in Taiwan. He was born in 1983, Kaohsiung. He escaped from the ivory tower of philosophy in 2008 to enter into the field of contemporary art and has been deeply immersed in it ever since. He received his PhD. in Fine Arts from the Tainan National University of the Arts in 2017. He is very much inspired by the works of western philosophers, art theorists and masters, but prefer to listen to his own masters. He is interested in the methodologies of describing the real society by pseudo-sociology and the production of knowledge by pseudo-discursive. He is also concerned about how art practice is able to form relationships with society and life authentically.

Past three-year curatorial experiences include The Mindset of Verabredung, Tainan Chian Town 2018, Listening to the Mountain and Sea, Collective Negative Space Village, 2019 Madou Sugar Industry Triennial, Common story, Déjà vu: Re-Envisioning Market/Place, arts in jetlae, Landscape Observation – Seeing Nanjia from Tsuí-kau-siā, Transmutation: The Therapeutic Art of Gardeners.

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