Cloud Shadow Spirit by Hyewon Keum

Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission / Limited Seats

Cocktail Reception with Artist Hyewon Keum:
14:30 Saturday, May 13, 2017

Artist Talk with Artist Hyewon Keum:
Saturday, May 13, 2017, 15:00~18:00, Saturday

For many that live in the contemporary world, companion animals have more meaning and value than before. This is because animals have become a way of keeping and sustaining their everyday lives while being earnest companions of their solitary lives.

Through these photographs, HyewonKeum hopes that the images do not embody yet another gaze that makes someone become the other. What she is trying to do is to observe and record the culture of commemoration in at a distance, presenting the reality of life in our time.
Welcome to join us the reception and art talk with Heywon Keum on Saturday afternoon, May 13, 2017 at 1839 Contemporary Gallery.

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A Distant Foreground by Daigo Yamamoto

Public on-view 2017/5/06 (Sat) – 5/21 (Sun)
Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission / Limited Seats

Cocktail Reception with Artist Daigo Yamamoto: Saturday, May 06, 2017 @14:30

Artist Talk with Artist Daigo Yamamoto: Saturday, May 06 @15:00~18:00,

There have been many decades of culture about the betel nut in Taiwan.  Although this subject has ever been discussion and criticized in a variety of ways, but Daigo Yamamoto a Japanese photographer, using an “individual” concept to tell the Betel nuts Beauty.  This project had taken him over eight years for study “what kind of person is betel nuts beauty in the end?”   The answer is in among of his works.

Welcome to join us the opening party at 1839 Little Gallery starting at 14:30 as well as the artist talk with Daigo Yamamoto at 15:00 on Saturday, April 15, 2017

Through seeing of Daigo’s works, you may also have same question, -“Who is the Betel nut Beauty?”

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Music is Muse by Pohan Wu

【1839 Contemporary Gallery】Music is Muse by Pohan Wu
Public on-view: 2017/4/15 (Sat) – 5/07 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery (B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City 106, Taiwan ROC│Tel: 02- 2778 8458)
Free Admission / Limited Seats

Cocktail Reception with Artist Pohan Wu:
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 14:30

Artist Talk with Artist Pohan Wu a:
Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 15:00~18:00, Saturday

Born in Kaohsiung Taiwan in 1976, Pohan holds a graduate degree in Business Management from State University of New York, currently resides in Toronto, Canada.  He intends to seek and record all the human emotions and to explore streams between conscious, subconscious and unconscious to rock one’s mind.

Music and visual arts are parallel and share descriptive devices including colour, texture, mood, rhythm and dynamics.  “Music as Muse”is a lyrical abstract series using these characteristics to apply in photography, aiming for accessing the deepest intuitions and feelings.

Welcome to join us at the opening party starting 14:30 as well as the artist talk with Pohan Wu in the afternoon 15:00 on April 15, 2017.

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Constructed Landscape by Toshio SHIBATA

Constructed Landscape by Toshio SHIBATA
Public on-view: 2017/3/4 (Sat) – 4/9 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission / Limited Seats

Cocktail Reception with Artist Toshio Shibata: 2:30 pmSaturday, March 04, 2017
Artist Talk and Book Signing with Artist Toshio Shibata:15:00~18:00, Sat. March 4

Dr. Edward Chiu, Assistant Professor of Graduate Institute of Cultrual & Creative Design at Tung Fang Design University, in conversation with artist Toshio Shibata.

Toshio Shibata is known for exploring the delicate balance between human-made structures and nature. He feels like he is borrowing a place to make his photographs.  Photographing erosion control barriers, water catchments, roads, dams and bridges, he examines the unique appearance of such structures in his native land. Through his lens, riverbeds can look like origami, and waterfalls resemble kimono, as well concrete symbolizes something contemporary.

March 4th (Saturday) afternoon, meet artist Toshio SHIBATA at the Opening Reception, Artist Talk and Book Signing at 1839 Contemporary Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan. The exhibition showcases Shibata’s over 30 images from Constructed Landscape in Japan.

Free Art Talk by Toshio SHIBATA at 3pm on Saturday 4th of March.  The talk’s audience will be limited to 60 people, and advance seat reservations are recommended.

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Architecture of Density by Michael Wolf

Public on-view: now till February 19
Venue: 1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission

1839 Contemporary Gallery is holding an exhibition of iconic works from acclaimed photographer Michael Wolf’s series: Architecture of Density.

Stunning and sobering, the photographs of high-rise apartment buildings in Hong Kong by German photographer Michael Wolf reveal his personal fascination with life in mega-cities. Having lived there for several years, Wolf began to document Hong Kong s extreme development and complex urban dynamics, and how these factors play into the relationships between public and private space, anonymity and individuality, in one of the most densely populated cities on the planet. His close-up view takes the repetitive facades and colorful palettes out of their architectural context, instead offering urban patterns.

Wolf’s work has been exhibited worldwide and is held in many permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the San Jose Museum of Art, and the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

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Well-Known Photographs Exhibition (11.04-27)

Well-Known Photographs Exhibition

Public On-View: November 4~27, 2016

Venue: 1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission

Amount of notable photographs from notable photographers around the world are going to exhibit at 1839 Contemporary Gallery from Nov. 4 lasting one month.  Their outstanding artworks have recognized among in Museum, Galleries, Enterprises, and collectors.

Alex DORFMAN 亞歷克斯‧杜夫斯曼 (Mexico)
Bin-Wen CHAO 趙炳文 (Taiwan)
Cy Decosse (USA)
Daido MORIYAMA 森山大道 (Japan)
Eiji INA 伊奈英次 (Japan)
Eric KELLERMAN (UK)
Jock STURGES裘克‧史特吉 (USA)
Ken KITANO 北野謙 (Japan)
Kenro IZU 井津建郎 (Japan)
Michael KENNA 麥可‧肯納 (UK)
Michiko KON 今道子 (Japan)
Osamu James Nakagawa 詹姆斯‧中川治 (USA)
Photographer HAL 攝影家‧晴 (Japan)
Taishi HIROKAWA 廣川泰士 (Japan)
Tokihiro SATO 佐藤時啟 (Japan)

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SIGNED photobooks by Eiji INA

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EIJI INA 写真集 / Publications (for order, please link here)

1995  WASTE Eiji Ina Studio
1998  WASTE Nazraeli Press
2008 Emperor of Japan Nazraeli Press
2015  YASUKUNI   Far East Publishing

Emperor of Japan (hard-cover) NTD$3,800 (signed)

WASTE (hard-cover) NTD$3,800 (signed)

 

WASTE (soft-cover) NTD$600 (signed)

Yasukuni (hard-cover) NTD$2,600 (signed)

 

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COVER by Eiji INA solo exhibition

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COVER by Eiji INA solo exhibition
Public On-View2016/9/16 (Fri) – 10/30 (Sun)
Reception & Art Talk with Eiji :10/01 (Sat) 14:30
Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission

Eiji INA is a landscape photographer, using 8×10 camera.

The beauty of the object is always realized in his prints.  INA’s “COVER” series, which present the temporary structures that cover building sites, visualize things that have been hidden.

He graduated from the graduate school of Tokyo College of Photography.  Currently he is a Dean of Tokyo College of Photography since 2012.  His works are collected by the many museums in Japan and abroad.

October 1st (Saturday) afternoon, meet artist Eiji INA at the Reception and Art Talk at 1839 Contemporary Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan. The exhibition showcases Eiji’s over 26 images from recent works.

Free Art Talk by INA at 3pm on Saturday 1st of October.  The talk’s audience will be limited to 60 people, and advance seat reservations are recommended.

About artist Eiji INA:

Born in Nagoya, Aichi in 1957.
Graduated from Tokyo College of Photography in 1984.
1981 Solo exhibition “In Tokyo” ZEIT-FOTO SALON
1988 Received “New Photographer Award”at the 4th Higashikawa International Photo Festival
2008 “IN TOKYO+EMPEROR OF JAPAN”, gallery ART UNLIMITED (Tokyo)
2009 Received Sagamihara Photo Award

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Free Workshop on 8/28

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This is a Rephotography workshop with Gary McLeod in connection with an exhibition at 1839 Contemporary Gallery in Taipei. The workshop is an opportunity to see some waterfalls, share in a collective experience of looking and contribute to an ongoing body of photographs.
Workshop Outline:

There are three waterfalls on this trail: Hegu Falls, Motian Falls and Pipa Dong falls. After a gentle hike past the first falls, we will head to Motian Falls for the following activity:

1. Rephotographing a collection of existing images of the falls, paying attention to a variety of factors (technical, contextual, historical etc.)

2. Documenting the whole process and experience from beginning to end in your own way.

3. After the workshop, all photographs generated during the workshop will be collected together and participants will be asked to make a collage of their experience. These images will later be included in an exhibition of waterfalls from Japan and Taiwan (date/location/venue TBD).

If we have time (and everyone feels okay), we will do the same activity for Pipa Dong falls.

Details:
Meetup: Sandiaoling Station 09:45.
Number of participants: 6–10 (RSVP)
Cost: FREE but you have to pay for your own transport, food etc.
Safety: Although the hike is generally safe, you are responsible for your own safety.
Requirements: good shoes, water, food, camera (of course)
WEATHER WARNING: if the weather is bad (heavy rain, typhoon etc) the event will be CANCELLED. Please check for updates.

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Shared Sight/s by Gary McLeod & Others

Shared Sight/s by Gary McLeod & Others Exhibition
Public On-View2016/8/5 (Fri) – 9/11 (Sun)
Opening Reception & Art Talk with Gary: 8/27 (Sat) 14:30
Free outside workshop with Gary: 8/28 (Sun)
Venue
1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458) 

B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission

Working with pictures of Japan made in 1875 as part of a British scientific expedition, McLeod invited contemporary residents to join him in collectively rephotographing and documenting sites where the original pictures were taken. Openly sharing the gathered visual material amongst the groups, each participant was then invited to create a collage that communicated “their” experience.

August 27th (Saturday) afternoon, meet artist Gary McLeod at the Reception and Art Talk at 1839 Contemporary Gallery in Taipei, Taiwan. The exhibition showcases Gary and Others over 26 images from recent works.

Free Art Talk by Gary at 3pm on Saturday 27th of August.  The talk’s audience will be limited to 60 people, and advance seat reservations are recommended. Meanwhile, welcome to join Gary for a participatory rephotography workshop on August 28th (Sunday).

About Artist:

Gary McLeod is a British photographer who deliberately opens up his practice to other camera users in order to learn from the improbabilities that only they can make photographically possible. With a background in Digital Arts and commercial practice, he received a PhD in Photography from London College of Communication for research into rephotography and the Challenger expedition (1872–1876).

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