To be opened by Mr Calvin Yen, Director-General of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Melbourne.
Huang Po-Chih and Wang Ya-Hui are two young artists who grew up during the post-martial law era, a period of dramatic socio-political change in Taiwan. Wang Ya-Hui's projection, Visitor (2007) deftly evokes the nostalgic world of her grandparent's home. Wang's camera slowly and lovingly moves through the small timber house in which, as if by magic, a small white cloud descends from the sky and passes through its interior. Technically seamless, this cloud symbolises the act of memory: active and yearning as it passes through the glorious detail and stillness of the home. Classical flower painting and contemporary graffiti art informs the complex technological process in Huang Po-Chih's twisting mediation on the allegorical and formal properties of flowers. Deconstructed and reassembled with rhythmic vigour Flover (2006) evokes the transience of nature and the transformative power of love. Curated by Sophie McIntyre, Penumbra: Contemporary Art from Taiwan was developed and presented by the Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide. Penumbra, an astronomical term refers to a partial shadow, as in an eclipse, an area in which something exists to a lesser or uncertain degree.
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