2019/01/29 - 2019/06/09
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall 2019 Exhibition of Juming Museum Collection DATE 2019/01/29 ~ 2019/06/09 Gallery I 1.
The Exhibition is titled “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall”. It is an exploration of the reflective quality embedded within social interaction, and within the connection between viewers and the artworks. The exhibition probes into the motives and possibilities behind the artists’ portrayal of humans with Reflection of Body, Reflection of Portrait, and Reflection of Surrounding.
Humans are social animals that constantly interact with each other. Such social interaction is like looking into a mirror, and others’ responses are like the mirror image, becoming a reflection and point of reference for self-adjustment and improvement. The repeated reflection is also how one’s self-awareness is constructed and one’s manner of conduct is established. The artists recreated the inner and outer worlds with their creative lexicons. The artworks, which feature humans, are like mirrors. While viewers look into these mirrors, they see their own reflections; they also see others. They find self-exploration; they also find concern for the society.
The 2019 Exhibition of Juming Museum Collection is titled, “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall”. It is an exploration of the reflective quality embedded within social interaction, and within the connection between viewers and the artworks. The exhibition probes into the motives and possibilities behind the artists’ portrayal of humans with Reflection of Body, Reflection of Portrait, and Reflection of Surrounding. The artworks reveal the complexity behind human nature; viewers who stand in front of the artwork are also integrated into it. This is the core framework for the special exhibition, which features artworks from the museum collection as well as invited artists. The classics and the contemporary are also mirror reflections of one another, sparking rich and insightful dialogues of art.
Reflection of Body features the artists’ depiction of human bodies. Their observation and perception toward life is reflected in the many ways human bodies are presented and interpreted. Reflection of Portrait depicts more than just the facial features. It is reflective of the artists’ metaphorical narration of the mundane world, including contemplation on cultural issues, concern for social events and self-reflection. Reflection of Surrounding is the artists’ account of how petty and detached the physical world is. The emotions are embedded within the surrounding, while the figures and the surrounding are merged as one. These artworks are expressions of inner emotion; they are also reflections of the nuanced emotional bond between humans and their surroundings.
Walasse Ting, Wang Pan-Yuan, Andy Warhol, Ju Ming, Jiang Meng-Si, Henry Moore, Lin Chen-Shun, Liu Yi-Lan, Hung Jui-Lin, Sun Pei-Mao, Keng Chieh-Sheng, Tsui Yung-Yen, Chang En-Tzu, Bernard Buffet, Chuang Ming-Chi, Chen Long-Bin, Huang Hai-Hsin, Yeo Chee-Kiong, Salvador Dali, Zheng Zai-Dong, Zheng Chong-Xiao, Su Tzu-Han
Da Xiang Art Space, Yiri Arts, Xin Yuan Gallery, Art Bank - Taiwan