Considerate Creations: Chameleons (Part 2)
|When||16 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017|
456 Broadway, 3rd Floor,
New York, NY 10013
Opening Reception: Friday, June 16, 6-8pm
Curated by LEE I-Hua
Artists｜CHEN Hui-Chiao, HU Nung-Hsin, TSAI Hai-Ru, WANG Te-Yu, Ali WONG/WONG Kit-Yi
inCube Arts and Chinese American Arts Council / Gallery 456 are pleased to present Considerate Creations: Chameleons, an exhibition that brings together the work of five female artists: CHEN Hui-Chiao, HU Nung-Hsin, TSAI Hai-Ru, WANG Te-Yu and Ali WONG/WONG Kit-Yi.
Considerate Creations: Chameleons is a sequel of Considerate Creations, which was presented in Taipei Artist Village in 2015 and will be touring to New York this year. This exhibition focuses on artists’ practice life in between different roles. Curated by art manager Lee I-Hua, who plays a dual role as an artist, the exhibition features works by female artists who wear many hats, from art directors, curators, museum staffs, archivists, to wives and moms. Taiwanese artist CHEN Hui-Chiao, WANG Te-Yu and TSAI Hai-Ru are invited to exhibit with New York-based artists HU Nung-Hsin and Ali WONG/ WONG Kit-Yi.
The exhibition title is an implication that art administrators are the gentle operators behind the curtain. And this “amphibious” lifestyle is very common among artists and the art world. Many artists naturally develop a more flexible type of career, since arts and culture sector covers a huge range of artistic practices, and selling artwork is no longer necessary in terms of art making. Cross–disciplinary practice is a common state, and contemporary artists are commonly acquired a diverse skillset. Lee categorized this group of art professionals, whose contribution cannot be overlooked, as “Chameleons artists”. “Chameleons artist” is a global phenomenon in the art world, and it says a certain quality of this business. They provide a novel viewpoint of various of issues, and the outcome is fluid and influential.
When one applies the uniqueness and professional training she/he possesses as an artist to the purpose of art administration and business management, it seems like a natural-born talent, as one puts to good effect the aesthetic cultivation she/he has internalized. Moreover, one’s vision and ambition are different from those of the non-artist, exhibiting irreplaceable intuition and judgment that have borne rich fruit. These “Chameleons artists” take on multiple roles to make sure that they can secure the pursuit of their dreams. It’s a statement of dedication to art, and a expectation of Considerate Creations. We look forward to seeing this movement, and this group of artists bringing more insights and positive value into the art world and beyond. And especially we salute to these gentle “Chameleons artists”.
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