2019 Frieze New York
May 2 – May 5, 2019
For Frieze New York 2019 Chi-Wen Gallery is delighted to bring a special joint-presentation of four artists, all working within the medium of photography and video.
Two of the artists, Chien-Chi Chang, a Magnum photographer who focuses on the abstract concepts of alienation and connection, and Yuan Goang-Ming, whose works address what he refers to as the ‘perplexing state of the world today’ both, each in their own way, address the issue of reunification and the spectre of a devastating war to achieve it. Chien-Chi uses sound and photography to document the tension between North and South Korea, while Goang-Ming uses video and drawing to document similar hostility between Taiwan and China.
As third member we are very excited to introduce, for the first time outside of Asia, Su Misu, a young photographer and performance artist who is at the forefront of a new generation of Taiwanese artists tackling such topics as LGBTQ+ and BDSM in their art.
As a special presentation this time, we are also proud to be showing our video production of Victoria Sin’s performance of “If I had the words to tell you we wouldn’t be here now” at our gallery last January. This performance will be restaged at the opening week of the Venice Biennale in Italy from 8 to 12 May.
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