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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 TURRELL
Permanent 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.

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 Kamata
2019. 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.

“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


Exhibition Preview
2019.11.14-2020.05.17

“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

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".

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...

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.

Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it... By reference to an episode from a well-known literature Ways of seeing written by John Berger (1972), it is pointed that the relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.

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/ The Way of Seeing

Robert Pan
2019. 05. 01-2019. 09. 01

Seeing comes before words. The child looks and recognizes before it can speak. But there is also another sense in which seeing comes before words. It is seeing which establishes our place in the surrounding world; we explain that world with words, but words can never undo the fact that we are surrounded by it... By reference to an episode from a well-known literature Ways of seeing written by John Berger (1972), it is pointed that the relation between what we see and what we know is never settled.

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 Cheung
Permanent 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.

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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/ Archive

The history of ALIEN Art Centre
Permanent 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...

In the 17th Century, Isaac Newton discovered that prism could divide lights into different colors due to dispersion effect. Based on RGB color model, this exhibition adds shades and wavelength on top of spatial and historical axes. Artists Luo Yijun, Gao Yating and Tang Yawen respond to history and southern images of the venue. The exhibition functions like a prism in the architecture. Artists put historical trade incidents, contexts and unseen personal moments into their works, and transform into new colors and perspectives.

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/ Prism: Approach Unseen Scenarios

Lo Yi-Chun | Kao Ya-Ting | Tang Ya-Wen
2018. 11. 29 – 2019. 03. 31

In the 17th Century, Isaac Newton discovered that prism could divide lights into different colors due to dispersion effect. Based on RGB color model, this exhibition adds shades and wavelength on top of spatial and historical axes. Artists Luo Yijun, Gao Yating and Tang Yawen respond to history and southern images of the venue. The exhibition functions like a prism in the architecture. Artists put historical trade incidents, contexts and unseen personal moments into their works, and transform into new colors and perspectives.

I’ve always believed, the man of good quality are born with mission, even they have never sensed the mission, their deeds are good enough to tie themselves with the mission. The tide raised by the mystery will include people from the world in resembling, gathering, the strong power thus rolls into ideal step by step.And I just can’t but say, in the field of photography, I’ve never encountered such man craving in presenting the power and the depth of photography.
-by Jean Dieuzaide, 《The Interior Regard of Juan I-Jong》

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/ The Stare of Light:The Lost Grace

Juan I-Jong
2018. 11. 29 – 2019. 01. 31

I’ve always believed, the man of good quality are born with mission, even they have never sensed the mission, their deeds are good enough to tie themselves with the mission. The tide raised by the mystery will include people from the world in resembling, gathering, the strong power thus rolls into ideal step by step.And I just can’t but say, in the field of photography, I’ve never encountered such man craving in presenting the power and the depth of photography.
-by Jean Dieuzaide, 《The Interior Regard of Juan I-Jong》