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Exhibition

The Line, the Borderline, and the Floating Boundary

Curator

Chiayi Art Museum

Duration

2024-01-27 ~ 2024-05-12

Venue

Chiayi Art Museum 1-3F

Address

No.101, Guangning St., West Dist., Chiayi City

The exhibition “The Line, the Borderline, and the Floating Boundary” aims to explore the multifaceted nature of lines and boundaries, particularly in relation to Chiayi. It focuses on various images related to the region, such as the shifting state of the Tropic of Cancer, photographic journeys through the mountains, layered ridges, logging and transportation cables, and the eroding lines of rivers. The exhibition is structured with two main sections. First, it aims to delve into the reflective landscape consciousness previously created by exhibitions at the Chiayi Art Museum through the perspective of lines. In the realm of art, “line” has a tangled and enduring history that intersects with drawings, symbols, painterly and scriptural qualities, encompassing both delineation and isolation, and serving as a driving force for subjective states such as escape and traces. Tim Ingold posits that our world is not composed of objects but of lines, leading to the idea that “every thing is a parliament of lines.” The exhibition extends this scriptural characteristic of lines and their role in constituting the world, focusing on how lines in contemporary life continue to extend their existence and weave new connections between events. Secondly, the curation attempts to suggest that no boundaries are ever stable through the arrangement of the exhibited works. Boundaries are always a matter of negotiation and power, defining both subjects and actions. At the same time, lines also signify demarcation and isolation; they are capable of segregating spaces and defining territories. However, even the subtle boundary occupies space, a floating dimension that belongs to neither side. Therefore, if a boundary is a phenomenon that defines landscapes, memories, identities and destinies, what does the state of a floating boundary imply? What new perspectives does it unveil? These questions are explored through sub-themes such as “The Line,” “The Borderline,” and “The Floating Boundary.” 1F : The Line The line is an extension of power and a channel for the perception of the environment. From capturing the practice or creative dynamics of everyday situations through drawing, releasing the tension of lines as a circuit for hovering and waiting, or even using lines to outline an absent subject, they all construct understanding modes of existence. Fang Ching-Mian’s journey and gaze through mountainous terrain creates a spatial perception that connects with various “lines,” such as the extension and abandonment of logging railroads and transport cables, the paths of hunters and animals, and the landscapes shaped by eroding streams. The exhibition “Man Who Captured the Landscape” revisits Fang Ching-Mian’s photographic journey, focusing on the visual and physical experiences along the way that resonate across time and space. The exhibition attempts to engage in a dialogue with these interwoven threads of thought, exploring the state of lines and extending their possibilities. This section, entitled “The Line,” primarily explores the nature of lines, unveiling their multi-faceted essence and implications. 2F : The Borderline The borderline, carved out by lines, is something that is created, spoken, and illustrated. It often encompasses various aspects, such as geographical and spatial demarcations, cultural and identity borders, psychological and existential peripheries, and the margins of physicality and activity. The theme of this section encompasses various elements: the dynamic interplay and gradual dissolution of landscapes, territories, and defensive edifices; the merging of the tangible and the shifting borders within landscapes, as well as nuances around subjectivity and sovereignty, the societal realms of the public and the private, and the easing of the self amidst barrier imagery. The artist explores the theme of boundaries and engages with creative thought that questions, blurs, and transgress these borders. This section aims to comprehensively explore the facets of boundaries by asking questions about the various states of lines and edges, emphasizing the theme of the borderline. 3F : The Floating Boundary The line that divides two spaces and functions as a boundary also occupies a space, suggesting a physical impossibility for a “line.” This can be understood as a constant movement and interweaving of new relationships through the line, and the ever-changing floating state of boundaries, which is a constant self-renewal of definitions and meanings. The disappearance of landscapes and the inversion of time and space, the fluidity of the inner and outer boundaries between self and other, and the redefinition of bodily and spatial relationships are all achieved through abstract and powerful lines that transcend physical impossibilities and interpret the suspension and power of line.

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Chiayi Art Museum

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The Chiayi Art Museum is built upon the arts and culture characteristics of Chiayi, City of Paintings. Since the preparation period, it has been rooted in the "Preserving and promoting the value and glory of Chiayi, City of Paintings," "Incorporating creativity of aesthetics, art and culture into daily lives and education," "Enriching content of a cultural city in Chiayi" and diverse art development, shaping its important characteristics as an urban art museum. Therefore, the planning of exhibitions and performances takes into account the art history, content characteristics and city character, and takes the contemporary perspective for professional curation and art and culture activities to showcase the works and creation of past artists from the Japanese colonial period and contemporary artists, crossing the boundary of era, region and forms of works. Contemporary dialectics are brought into exhibitions, collections, research, promotion of education, publications and various events, enabling people to examine, search and understand the past from today's daily life and culture perspectives, and creating new perspectives to re-examine and explore our environmental and social issues.
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