April 3, 2016, 2:30–4:30pm
Michael Ames Theatre at MOA
Free with museum admission
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A personal and creative response to the (In)visible exhibition by Jen Sungshine and Sammy Chien, Taiwanese artists-activists based in Vancouver. Don’t miss this exciting closing event for the last day of the exhibition!
(In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan Through Contemporary Art explores how traditional and religious beliefs and modern values are integrated in this vibrant country. The exhibition features works by seven contemporary Taiwanese artists who express and visualize religious beliefs, myths, and the spiritual world with modern sensitivities.
2:30PM: Welcome by Fuyubi Nakamura, MOA Curator, Asia.
2:40–3:10 PM: “Drunken Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Chimeric Spiritual-Identity & ㄎㄧㄤ (Kiang) Art” by Sammy Chien
3:10–3:40 PM: “A Fire Tiger’s Tale on the Ceremony of Rebellion” by Jen Sungshine
3:40-4:00 PM: Q&A. Convened by April Liu, Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at MOA.
4:00–4:30 PM: Informal tour of the (In)visible exhibition with the curator and the speakers.
Photo by Sheng Ho
Sammy Chien is a Taipei born, Vancouver based interdisciplinary media artist, director, researcher and mentor who works with film, sound art, new media and dance performance. After working with the pioneer of digital performance group Troika Ranch (NYC/Berlin) he continues his deep interest in interdisciplinary collaborations and forges deep connections between image, sound, and movement. His work have exhibited across Canada, Western Europe, and Asia including Centre Pompidou(Paris), Museum of Contemporary Arts Taipei and National Centre for the Performing Arts (Beijing). Sammy is the Co-Founder/Artistic Director of Chimerik collective that prompts social change and community engagement through art, performance and technology as well as spirituality.
Jen Sungshine speaks for a living but lives for breathing life into unspoken situations in unusual places. As a queer, Taiwanese artist-activist based on the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish nations, she facilitates with creativity and social justice media through her work at: Love Intersections, Our City of Colours, Out in Schools and the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice. Jen’s artistic practice involves learning through unlearning; and instead of calling you out, she wants to call you in, to make artful social change with her. In the audience, she looks for art in your interruption.
簡上翔 (Sammy Chien)
出生於台灣, 旅居各地落腳在溫哥華的跨界新媒體藝術工作者, 將引用他的創作來呼應形與無形的可逆性,識別性, 靈性的啟發, 以及連貫台灣當代藝術先驅妙工俊陽在”ㄎㄧㄤ“藝術上蘊含的魔力。
『叛逆為生命儀式 : 火虎對抗傳統枷鎖的故事』
宋雨嬙 (Jen Sungshine)