Preview: Black and White: Malayan Tapir

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/30/2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
ISCP Project Space

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Cover image: Courtesy of Mouth Waters Earth

What’s up? The Taiwanese Cultural Center and TPECC invites to special opening reception of Taiwanese artist Chia-Wei Hsu’s “Black and White: Malayan Tapir” at the International Studio Program and Curatorial Program (ISCP).

Damage? Free

TPECC events draw a diverse audience © WhereNYC

Why you should go. The exhibition is a synchronized four-channel LED-screen installation. Through evocative storytelling, Hsu cuts across time and geography to tell the history of the Malayan tapir and its relationship to colonial power in Southeast Asia. 

Exhibit runs through January 25, 2019

About Chia-Wei Hsu
Born in 1983 and currently living in Taipei, Hsu is interested in the untold stories in Asia. His work often takes the form of films and installations, weaving together reality and myth, the past and the present. Hsu’s work has been presented in many museums, including Van Abbemuseum, the Centre Pompidou, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and Reina Sofia National Museum. A Hugo Boss Asia Art Award finalist in 2012 and the Grand Prize winner of the 2017 Taishin Arts Award—a major accolade for artists in Taiwan, Hsu has also been included in many biennials and festivals.

What is TPECC?

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, or de-facto Taiwanese Consulate is an impressive place featuring many free cultural events that are worth checking out. They are often short, hassle free and always a chance to meet new faces.

Useful tips:

  • Attire? Casual is fine.
  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Coat check/ cloak room is not always available so travel lightly.

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