[Winter 2018] This article was originally published only in French. You can read it by switching over to the French version of this page. L’hiver nous lie, puis vient le printemps Pierre-François Ouellette Art contemporain Du 31 août au 30 septembre 2017 Par Sylvain Campeau (French only) [See the printed or digital version of […]
February 9, 2017 [originally published in CV89 in Fall 2011] — In Short Sentences, an aptly titled show of recent photographic and video work, Chih-Chien Wang offers a moving photographic journey that is also a poetic reverie on words and things, life and death. The show is fittingly bracketed by an image of the artist’s son asleep, and another of his son being breastfed by his partner, Yushan. In the former, Shaore Lies on Futon, a photograph of his son lying prone on a futon in deep sleep, Wang evokes the fragility of young life.
June 23, 2016 [originally published in Fall 2010] — This exhibition highlights narrative disruption and its consequences in five mature bodies of photographic and video work, and demonstrates how the uncanny seeps in and out of those ruptures in an auratic and seismic way, even as meaning and dénouement are delayed. Works by Bettina Hoffman, Carlos and Jason Sanchez, Milutin Gubash, Eve K. Tremblay, and Chih-Chien Wang…
[Spring 2006] The piece, initially presented at Dazibao, covered the entire walls of the gallery with dozens of images and two video works. Each photography is like a suspended moment in time, extracted from a continuous flux in which perception, memory and culture intermingle to create a personal trajectory and identity. Newspaper Wrap, on the […]