展覽日期|2020. 10. 23 - 2021. 01. 03
開幕酒會|2020. 10. 25 (日)19:00
開幕演出|2020. 10 .25 (日)19:30
〈演算法動物園(^lgorithmZoo )〉， 里柯・格勞普納(Rico Graupner)
展出藝術家| 王詠翔、何郁琦、吳柏逵、里柯・格勞普納、李庭儒、林哲志、孫知行、高凡、張致中、 張念為、張晶盈、富澤大輔、黃至理、蔡士翔、蔡濟安、盧昱瑞、謝欣蓉
主辦單位|河 南 8 號
「河南8號」名稱直指地方，搭配非白非黑的灰牆作為內部基調，凸顯成員期許空間未被定義的中性狀態。2018年底，從鄰里派對「要不要來我家聊藝術」開始，以一個開放的共享派對，給予空間 多方的思考可能。2019年初，替代展場著手運營，除了成員集體策劃的展覽，也提供給各類型創作者申請，一年多來已積累十餘檔各類型的展演活動。 因應遠方突如其來的接連請求，「來去高雄住一晚(One Night in Kaohsiung)」交換計畫孕育而生。以柄谷行人的D型交換作為模型，河南8號提供前往高雄參觀藝文展演活動或者進行藝術工作的 朋友們一個短暫歇息的角落，期待來訪的朋友們以自身經驗分享、工作坊或展演活動的舉辦作為交換，不僅作為在貨幣資本主義經濟系統宰制底下的一個嘗試，也期待透過這樣的方式在高雄建立起 一個開放的在地交流網絡。
? 禽獸不如 — 2020台灣美術雙年展 https://www.facebook.com/taiwanbiennial
? Collateral Events of 2020 Taiwan Biennial- Sub Zoology
Date|23.OCT.2020 - 03. JAN.2021
Hours|Wed. to Sun. : 14:00-20:00, Tue. : Reservation Only
Venue|Henan 8 (No. 8, Ln. 170, Henan Rd., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung City, Taiwan)
Opening|25.OCT.2020 Sun. 19:00
Performance|25.OCT.2020 Sun. 19:30 ^lgorithmZoo , by Rico Graupner
Venue|South Kaisyuan Park (Lane 178, Henan Road, Lingya District, Kaohsiung City)
Curatorial Team|WNAG Yu, KE Yung-Chien
Artist|WANG Young-Hsiang, HE Yu-Chi, WU Po-Kuei, Rico Graupner, LEE Ting-Ju, LIN Zhe-Zhi, SUN Chih-Hsing, KAO Fan, CHANG Chih-Chung, CHANG Nien-Wei, CHANG Ching-Ying,
TOMIZAWA Daisuke, HUANG Chih-Li, TSAI Shih-Hsiang, TSAI Chi-An, LU Yu-Jui, HSIEH Hsin- Jung
Visual Design|CHANG Hsin-Ray
The tragedy of Metamorphosis begins with the transformation of the protagonist, Gregor, into vermin. Kafka details the fact of metamorphosis and the recognition process of subjective perception by depicting the changes in experiences of body and the use of space, and gradually introduces the twisted meanings of the world and others, creating strange and horrifying dramatic tension of the industrial capitalist society.
Metamorphosis is the essential technique of art creation. Through rearrangement and reassembly, as well as different structures of same materials, artists use those media commonly found in daily life to create a certain alienation of perceptive experience and aesthetics within the contrast, reconnecting the relationship and awareness between individuals and the contemporary society. This re-shaping technique desperately points to reimagination and building of spatial production, rather than pseudo-scientific following or instrumental visualization. Poetic criticism cannot distant people from anthropocentrism, but creates new social relationship through reconstruction of vehicles.
Henan 8 continues its usual party-like tone and technical exploration, inviting young people from Kaohsiung living in northern Taiwan, and those from other places living in Kaohsiung, to put forth alternative discourses of locality through their physical experiences of moving and travelling. The gallery on 3F begins with rebuilding of social interaction, chronicling Henan 8’s past, and how it presents the contradiction of abstract space and possibilities of others through playing; the second-floor gallery focuses on the metamorphosis of physical perceptions, in order to reinterpret the changes in perceptions of reginal landscapes and social issues; the first-floor gallery reexamines through imagination of aliens and cyborgs another geographical and historical narrative of nationality and network.
Architecture is the technique of constructing the world; enjoyment is not just momentary spatial experience, but refers to a kind of agency of spatial practices that is a right of citizens. Technological Metamorphosis begins with a three-story house, and through technological reinvention, it presents different production models and social relationships through living beings. This is what Henan 8 strived for Kaohsiung over the past two years, as well as a phased experimental manifestation of artists︎ exchange with the local society.
Programming and Coordination|Scutiod Co-op
Support|National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Sponsor|National Culture and Arts Foundation
Special Thanks|Alechemist TW, Hungry Bug Plan, Graduate Institute of Transdisciplinary Art, National Kaohsiung Normal University
? About Henan 8
Located in the cultural district of downtown Kaohsiung, Henan8 is a two-and-one-half-story old
townhouse surrounded by lanes, alleys and locals. Starting with the imagination of co-working studio and alternative space, encountering in academic, seven like-minded friends gathered round to build up a secret base in order to fulfill their own dwelling as well as to meet the demand of making exhibitions and hosting lectures or panel discussions for the others. Although members are highly homogenous, we enjoy diversity. We hold a neutral and open attitude, allowing many possibilities to occur in Henan8, trying to create these multi-colored daily life with neighborhood and those memories which have been interwoven by interactions and traces.
Named for the address, Henan8 indicates the term “placemaking” in geographical context. The dark gray painting inside the house represents the concept “space as a container which commit local community to imminent inclusion without any specific definition.” At the end of 2018, the first opening event we held was a party called “Would you like to talk about art at my place?” As a party, it announced the upcoming jouissance which would be set up on the basis of sharing and openness. Till the beginning of 2019, alternative exhibition space began to operate. Besides the exhibitions curated by the members, it also offered to various types of artists and cultural for application. During the past two years, there have been more than one dozen of different exhibitions and events.
To respond to abruptly coming request, the project “One Night in Kaohsiung” is nurtured. Inspired by Karatani Kojin’s concept of Mode D, we offer a simple but cozy room for those who shortly visiting in Kaohsiung for exhibitions or cultural activities. Instead of the boring monetary system, we encourage people who organize a sharing talks, a workshop, or even a performance in return. It’s not only an attempt to break the domination of contemporary capitalism society but also an engagement to build up an open exchange network through the above efforts in our harbor city, Kaohsiung.
? Subzoology: 2020 Taiwan Biennial https://www.facebook.com/taiwanbiennial
Venue|National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts Website|https://taiwanbiennial.ntmofa.gov.tw/