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Yu Cheng-Ta at Performa 19 Biennial Yu Cheng-Ta at Performa 19 Biennial in New York, where he will explore the cultural phenomenon of “influencers” in Western social media alongside celebrity and food trends in a series of live and filmed performances that appropriate the visual and narrative language of reality television. Developed through the character of Fameme, a Taiwanese farmer drawn to New York City to promote durian—a thorny, odorous, tropical fruit indigenous to Southeast Asia—the project depicts an outsider’s …
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Yu Cheng-Ta at Das Haus der Kulturen der Welt Yu Cheng-Ta is invited by Das Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin for participation in Flaneur Festival on 31 Aug, 2019. The festival is organised in cooperation with Flaneur Magazine, which current issue is devoted to Kangding/Wanda Roads that lead through the oldest part of Taipei and which can be understood as both the center and periphery of the city. Yu Cheng-Ta uses his research of the Taiwanese geisha Wong …
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Yu Cheng-Ta at Guangdong Times Museum Yu Cheng-Ta’s three channel video “adj. Dance” is part of the group show “The Racing Will Continue, The Dancing Will Stay” at Guangdong Times Museum​ in Guangzhou. The title of the exhibition comes from a saying popularised in Hong Kong and Mainland China since the mid-1980s. As per the museum’s information, “the phrase suggests the speaker’s expectations for a better future and the collective imagination of effective social systems”. Showcasing the work of twenty-four artists and …
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Yu Cheng-Ta at Centre National de la Danse Paris Yu Cheng-Ta and Ming  Wong are invited by Centre National de la Danse Paris for Camping Workshop from 17 to 21 June, 2019. They propose to explore the space between virtual and real performance avatars, based on footage found from the internet “Mème”. Participants will think about forming their ‘avatar’ based on found footage from the internet such as viral videos, Cat videos, YouTube Makeup Tutorials, Games footage, by casting themselves …
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Yu Cheng-Ta at Instituto Alumnos Yu Cheng-Ta’s synchronized four-channel video Tell Me What You Want (2015-2017) will be exhibited at Instituto Alumnos, Mexico City. Focusing on how contemporariness reinvents its own language through exchange and how it illustrates the aesthetics of calculation, Exchange of Narratives depicts a broad landscape of economics in its fundamental definition. The artists’ works employ layered forms of value-in-exchange with a social-political criticality. 3 artists from Taiwan and 4 artists from Mexico are invited with performance, video …
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“Watermelon Love” at Pompidou Centre Come explore the multi-faceted ideas and expressions of queer identity through seven videos made by international artists. The event brings together artists from different regions and contexts, including FAFSWAG, the Pacific LGBTQ+ collective from New Zealand, the artistic duo Watermelon Sisters created by Ming Wong (Singapore) and Yu Cheng-Ta (Taiwan), and the Berlin-based American artist Wu Tsang. Together these works examine the complex ideas of cultural, political and social movements through a queer prism.  Session hosted …
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“Tell Me What You Want” at Kunsthal Charlottenborg Yu Cheng-Ta’s synchronized four-channel video Tell Me What You Want (2015-2017) will be exhibited at Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen. The film screening will be followed by a talk between Yu Cheng-Ta and art critic Maria Bordorff.Tell Me What You Want (2017) is a mockumentary in four chapters about desire, friendship, and negotiation between a foreign traveler and the local so-called ‘marketeers’ that he encounters on the street in Malate, Manila.Using a fictitious name, ‘David’, Yu Cheng-Ta …
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Yu Cheng-Ta at Centre Pompidou Yu Cheng-Ta’s synchronized four-channel video Tell Me What You Want (2015-2017) will be exhibited at Centre Pompidou followed by a reading performance.The exhibition event starts from 19:00, September 13, 2018 at Petite salle, Centre Pompidou, Paris. VIEW MORE …
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Yu Cheng-Ta in “Film Screening II” Yu Cheng-Ta’s Tell Me What You Want (2015-17) is part of a group show of video artists “Film Screening II”, which also includes our current show artist Tao Hui, at Edouard Malingue Gallery in Hong Kong. On view July 26 – September 6,  2018 …
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Yu Cheng-Ta and Tsui Kuang-Yu in “BANGKOK BIENNIAL: Cinema Taipei” “Cinema Taipei”, organized by Frankie Su, Jun Yang and Taipei Contemporary Art Center, is a screening project of Taiwanese contemporary art videos and films, at Cho Why (Chinatown Bangkok), as part of the Bangkok Biennial 2018.On View July 1 – 29, 2018Opening Event: June 30, 2018, 19:00 – 22:00 VIEW MORE …
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