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Reposition / Mapping
Solo Exhibition by Chen Shiau-Peng

歸零/映射 陳曉朋個展

Jul,3,2012-Aug,4,2012

In July 2011, I worked with woodcuts at Colorado’s Anderson Ranch Arts Center. This conjured up memories of my time at university, where I majored in printmaking. I thought about what I was like in college. What influence did those years ultimately have on who I’ve become? Why the impetus for printmaking returned to me after such a long hiatus, and in a place so far away.

In August, I visited New York. Besides going to various museums and galleries, I took the opportunity to see old friends and revisit places I used to frequent when I studied my Masters here. There were fleeting moments when I felt as though those days in New York ten years ago have returned. I asked myself who I might have become if I’d never left New York.

That summer was a unique time of looking back at my past, a re-cognition of two defining periods in my life. I hope my works in this solo exhibition reflect the ideology of mapping, addressing not only images within images, but also time within time.

2011年七月,我在科羅拉多的安德森牧場藝術中心創作版畫。這讓我聯想起以前的大學生活(當時的我主修版畫),我思考大學時期的自己,那些年影響了我什麼?為什麼在這麼久之後,在這麼遙遠的地方,我又開始有了創作版畫的動力?

八月我在紐約,除了參觀美術館與畫廊,也利用機會拜訪以前在這裡念碩士時的朋友和常去的地方。某些時刻,我一度感覺彷彿回到十年前在紐約的時光。我問我自己,如果從那時候到現在一直待在紐約,現在的我會是什麼樣子呢?

那個夏天是一段奇異的時光,讓我有機會回顧過往,重新認識兩段自己生命中重要的時光歲月。這次個展想要傳遞的正是這個經驗,我希望作品所反映出來的,不只是一種由地圖概念所發展出來的圖中圖,同時也是時間中的時間。