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For over half a century, the American artist James Turrell (b. 1943) has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. His fascination with the phenomena of light is related to his personal, inward search for mankind’s place in the universe. Influenced by his Quaker upbringing, which he characterizes as having a ‘straightforward, strict presentation of the sublime,’ Turrell’s art prompts greater self-awareness through a similar discipline of silent contemplation, patience and meditation.


*The installation starts at 10:00-12:30 and 14:30-17:00.

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/ Corinth Canal, Diamond

JAMES TURRELLPermanent Exhibition

For over half a century, the American artist James Turrell (b. 1943) has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. His fascination with the phenomena of light is related to his personal, inward search for mankind’s place in the universe. Influenced by his Quaker upbringing, which he characterizes as having a ‘straightforward, strict presentation of the sublime,’ Turrell’s art prompts greater self-awareness through a similar discipline of silent contemplation, patience and meditation.


*The installation starts at 10:00-12:30 and 14:30-17:00.

“More than anything else, I find stimulation in the materialization of an unpredictable expression. The biggest meaning of this phenomenon might just be Zen.”-Shozo Shimamoto

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/ Shozo Shimamoto:Across The Borderlands of Art

Shozo Shimamoto2019.11.14-2020.05.17

“More than anything else, I find stimulation in the materialization of an unpredictable expression. The biggest meaning of this phenomenon might just be Zen.”-Shozo Shimamoto

With the exhibition VOICES, ALIEN Art is proud to stage the first major retrospective exhibition by the artist Jiro Kamata in Taiwan, who has been engaging in many aspects of “optic experience” that inspired him over the past 20 years. By deploying an array of expressive techniques, dominated by both reflection and communication, Jiro Kamata has carved out a unique position while participating in numerous international shows. The voices that lend the exhibition its name emerge through sound, attitude, identity and expression, and point to an ongoing story that is preserved and continued.

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/ VOICES

Jiro Kamata2019. 10. 04-2020. 05. 03

With the exhibition VOICES, ALIEN Art is proud to stage the first major retrospective exhibition by the artist Jiro Kamata in Taiwan, who has been engaging in many aspects of “optic experience” that inspired him over the past 20 years. By deploying an array of expressive techniques, dominated by both reflection and communication, Jiro Kamata has carved out a unique position while participating in numerous international shows. The voices that lend the exhibition its name emerge through sound, attitude, identity and expression, and point to an ongoing story that is preserved and continued.

The exhibition is based on "Ch’an" and presents 65 years of Hsiao Chin's creative essence, from exploration, transformation to ascendance. In the 1960s, from the Punto international movement to the exploration of the Tao and Chi, the Eastern spirit and cosmology, the transition to Dancing Light series and the subsequent Sun and Universe Energy series. At last, we will penetrate the essence of Hsiao Chin's Ch’an. A life cycle is recurring and endless but not dominated by individual which become the axis of Hsiao Chin's narrative to his creation. With the spirit of modesty and surpassing the mortal world, artist Hsiao Chin presents the eternal spirit of "Ch’an" and "Chi".

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/ Les couleurs du Ch’an.Hommage à Hsiao Chin

2019. 05. 02-2019. 11. 03

The exhibition is based on "Ch’an" and presents 65 years of Hsiao Chin's creative essence, from exploration, transformation to ascendance. In the 1960s, from the Punto international movement to the exploration of the Tao and Chi, the Eastern spirit and cosmology, the transition to Dancing Light series and the subsequent Sun and Universe Energy series. At last, we will penetrate the essence of Hsiao Chin's Ch’an. A life cycle is recurring and endless but not dominated by individual which become the axis of Hsiao Chin's narrative to his creation. With the spirit of modesty and surpassing the mortal world, artist Hsiao Chin presents the eternal spirit of "Ch’an" and "Chi".

Franz Bette born in the middle of Germany, his thinking and his work are anchored in European culture. For the exhibition in ALIEN Art Centre and for the new audience in Taiwan, he has developed a body of work which internalises his experience in Asia. For this he allows new elements to intervene in his artistic approach. His Western-influenced vocabulary of metal has been expanded by materials with Asian connotations, such as porcelain, bamboo, wood and textile.

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/ Franz Bette:Der rote faden

2019. 02. 15 – 2019. 09. 08

Franz Bette born in the middle of Germany, his thinking and his work are anchored in European culture. For the exhibition in ALIEN Art Centre and for the new audience in Taiwan, he has developed a body of work which internalises his experience in Asia. For this he allows new elements to intervene in his artistic approach. His Western-influenced vocabulary of metal has been expanded by materials with Asian connotations, such as porcelain, bamboo, wood and textile.

He has been through agriculture, industry, and the Internet eras, and worked from farming to property development. He founded a business empire, covering property development, construction planning, investment, hotel industry, as well as establishing...

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/ The Free Minds

Shao Yung-Tien

He has been through agriculture, industry, and the Internet eras, and worked from farming to property development. He founded a business empire, covering property development, construction planning, investment, hotel industry, as well as establishing...

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Hsiao Chin:The development of Post-War Asian art in Europe and its trend of collection

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Der rote Faden – the theme of contemporary jewellery held by the ALIEN Art Centre for the artist – Franz Bette. The phrase Der rote Faden has meaning for artists who try to use the "value" of art to stimulate our minds, and then let such speculations produce qualitative changes. I think in such a rich and selective era, "value" has become the standard for us to measure things, but what is the value in our lives? Perhaps we can re-explore and reflect through this Franz Bette solo exhibition.

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/ Red X Thread
Franz Bette

For RedxThread, the gold- and silversmith and designer Franz Bette developed a new body of work which reflected his experiences in Asia.

Der rote Faden – the theme of contemporary jewellery held by the ALIEN Art Centre for the artist – Franz Bette. The phrase Der rote Faden has meaning for artists who try to use the "value" of art to stimulate our minds, and then let such speculations produce qualitative changes. I think in such a rich and selective era, "value" has become the standard for us to measure things, but what is the value in our lives? Perhaps we can re-explore and reflect through this Franz Bette solo exhibition.

From Micro to Macro with Duality, He Himself Clarified Who He is :
A Newness Explorer : cultural boundaries framed the identity but alternatively released the possibility of revaluation ;
A Desert Explorer : the term of "jewellery as art" in Asia starts from loneliness but frees upon the power of hopefulness ;
A Universe Explorer : the real world has its limits but the world of imagination is boundless......

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/ Pin with (Out) Shadow
Hong Kong Design Institute - Jun Jin Wu

Time and Timelessness in the Art of Franz Bette

From Micro to Macro with Duality, He Himself Clarified Who He is :
A Newness Explorer : cultural boundaries framed the identity but alternatively released the possibility of revaluation ;
A Desert Explorer : the term of "jewellery as art" in Asia starts from loneliness but frees upon the power of hopefulness ;
A Universe Explorer : the real world has its limits but the world of imagination is boundless......

History

ALIEN Art Centre (original name: Kin-ma Military Hostel) was founded in 1967, located next to Mountain Shou Shan, near the ancient Kaohsiung sea ban area, which was once warship’s intermediate stop and residency for the army. Nowadays it is still sur...

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The history of ALIEN Art CentrePermanent Exhibition

ALIEN Art Centre (original name: Kin-ma Military Hostel) was founded in 1967, located next to Mountain Shou Shan, near the ancient Kaohsiung sea ban area, which was once warship’s intermediate stop and residency for the army. Nowadays it is still sur...

After the rain, a few raindrops clang onto the power cable. Pulled by gravity, they glided and glittered against the colourless sky...We try to capture illuminating moments amidst the colourless flow of time. “Once upon a time,” one of our interviewees noted, “Some safeguarded this place in such a way.” In this very room where soldiers reported for duty, Crossing pays tribute to those who contributed to history. The past shapes the present. Let us contemplate these distant voyages, and reflect on what is immediately ours.

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/ Crossing

Kingsley Ng | Stephanie CheungPermanent Exhibition

After the rain, a few raindrops clang onto the power cable. Pulled by gravity, they glided and glittered against the colourless sky...We try to capture illuminating moments amidst the colourless flow of time. “Once upon a time,” one of our interviewees noted, “Some safeguarded this place in such a way.” In this very room where soldiers reported for duty, Crossing pays tribute to those who contributed to history. The past shapes the present. Let us contemplate these distant voyages, and reflect on what is immediately ours.

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