Casting calls for Love Shooting

Want to be masters of photography, protagonist in the artworks ~

Open casting calls to take place at 1839 Contemporary Gallery for leading role of ‘Flesh Love’ in love shooting by famous Japanese Photographer Hal.

The casting calls are specifically looking for a couple who are female or men.

Those interested go to on-line booking (open now till July 22)

The love shooting will be held in early August, at 1839 Contemporary Gallery. Details will be informed before the event to come.

Flesh Love Shooting Activitiy

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Flesh Love by Photographer Hal 7.06-8.18

On-View Exhibition| 2013 / 7/06 (Sat) ~ 2013 / 8/18 (Sun)
Meet the artist HAL |Talk & Books Signing |2013 /8/03 (Sat) 14:30 ~

Curated by|Dr. Edward Chiu (Tung Fang Design University, the Department of Photography Preparatory Director)

Venue|1839 Contemporary Gallery www.english.1839cg.com │(02) 2778 8458
B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Free Admission

HOW DEEPLY YOU LOVE ME ? HERE YOU WILL SEE THE WAY TO EXPRESS THE LOVE INSIDE THE HEART ~

Tokyo-based artist photographer hal has created the ‘flesh love’ series.

His body of work explores the concept of worldly love through couples. In ‘flesh love’, Hal pulls the lovers so near to one another that they transform into a single being– a vacuum-sealed pack of love.

The artist wraps blankets the models with a plastic sheet in which he removes the air from to bond the lover together. Hal is able to capture several photos in the few moments the couple is sealed within the plastic encasement.

Flesh Love by Photographer HAL

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After Party by Yasuhiro Morikawa 6.29~7.21

On-View Exhibition| 2013 / 6/29 (Sat) ~ 2013 / 7/21 (Sun)

Art Talk & Books Signing with Masako| 2013 /6/29 (Sat) 14:30

Venue|1839 Little Gallery www.english.1839cg.com │(02) 2778 8458

B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Free Admission

Yasuhiro Morikawa is one of selected the Japan new generation photographers from the EINSTEN PHOTO COMPETITION which is one of the biggest and important competitions in Japan.  His exhibited works – After Party, telling something happens all the time, but it ends like nothing happens. Then, the things between the things are already passed and coming from now on is still continuing.

Yasuhiro was born in Japan 1984, graduated at Kwansei Gakuin University.  He has exhibited works in several group exhibitions in Tokyo and Israel since 2007.  And, this is the first solo exhibition. His artworks were selected as NTMY project of EPC (Einstein Photo Competition) in 2012, also 2013 as Vol.2.

Special catalogue (zine) for this exhibition will be available by NT$450 with edition 10.
About Yasuhiro Morikawa: http://yasuhiromorikawa.com/

after party by Yasuhiro Morikawa

After Party - events

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The other side│Masako Miyazaki 6.01~6.23

On-View Exhibition 2013 / 6/01 (Sat) ~ 2013 / 6/23 (Sun)
Art Talk & Books Signing with Masako 2013 /6/15 (Sat) 14:30

Venue|1839 Little Gallery www.english.1839cg.com │(02) 2778 8458
B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Free Admission

It was dusk and nobody was there. It made me feel a little lonely.  I alone am going east looking west and going west looking east, heading nowhere seeking no one and searching for nothing.

Walking until I notice the space of the world between ”this side ” and ”the other side”.

Through photography, perhaps I scoop and collect my floating self and make a connection between ”this side” and ”the other side”.

Masako was born in Tokyo, Japan, interested in different cultures since junior high school. She became interested in photography as the way of expression while visiting various countries. Studied photography in NY, Canada and Japan between 2001 and 2010, and have exhibited works in several solo and group exhibitions in Canada and Japan. Currently living and working as an artist in Tokyo.

The Other Side_Masako MIYAZAKI

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CHEN, Chin-Pao│Ordinary Household (5.18~6.30)

On-View Exhibition| 2013 / 5/18 (Sat) ~ 2013 / 6/30 (Sun)
Opening Reception| 2013 /5/25 (Sat) 14:30
Artist Talk| 2013 /5/25 (Sat) 15:00

Curated by|Dr. Edward Chiu (Tung Fang Design University, The Department of Photography Preparatory Director)

Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery  │(02) 2778 8458
B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Free Admission

“Ordinary Household” is a project dedicated to the domestic approach which is somehow almost absent in Taiwanese photography.


Artist seeks for volunteers, goes to their houses, askes for their ideas about the most “often”, “want” and “unforgettable” things to do in their houses, and take pictures. In other words, sitters are “acting” themselves in their most familiar and comfortable environment.


Chen Chin-Pao, Taiwan Artist, who taught in an elementary school for a decade (while completing a BFA from SVA, New York) and his artworks projects including Circumgyration, Heaven on Earth series as well as Betel Nut Girls. The project of “Circumgyration” and “Heaven on Earth” awarded HIGASHIKAWA Award, Hokkaido Japan in 2011.

Ordinary Household by Chen Chin-Pao

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Chie Murakami│Japanese Girls (4.27~5.26)

On-View Exhibition| 2013 / 4/27 (Sat) ~ 2013 / 5/26 (Sun)
Opening Reception| 4/27 (Sat) 14:30
Artist Talk & Books Signing|4/27 (Sat) 15:00

Moderator|Dr. Edward Chiu (Tung Fang Design University│The Department of Photography Preparatory Director│Graduate Institute of Cultural & Creative Design, Assistant Professor)

Venue|1839 Little Gallery www.english.1839cg.com │(02) 2778 8458

B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Free Admission

Chie Murakami career as a freelance photographer begun in 2008 and she has been exploring her keen interest in fashion and portraits of children.  She reveals the ambiguity of young girls adopting adult attitudes.

In this project she photo “Japanese Girls”, up to 3 years old to 11 years old was taken in Japan.  A part of this project was exhibited by NYPH (New York Photograph) and South Lee Etoiles Gallery NY in 2011.

Chie Murakami_Japanese Girls

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Two‧One│Chiu Yu-Chen (3.30~4.21)

On-View Exhibition| 2013 / 3/30 (Sat) ~ 2013 / 4/21 (Sun)
Opening Reception| 2013 /3/30 (Sat) 14:30
Talk & Books Signing for the artist| 2013 /4/14 (Sun) 14:30

Venue|1839 Little Gallery www.english.1839cg.com │(02) 2778 8458

Yu-Chen Chiu is a photographer and new media artist currently residing in New York City.
Yu-Chen’s work looks at themes of displacement and longing so often associated with the culturally unfamiliar, through the context of a trans-cultural environment. Often viewed through an urban lens, Yu-Chen uses universal objects and the everyday person as her subject.

Her artwork has been exhibited and screened worldwide, such as at the Chelsea Art Museum, the South Street Seaport Museum, and the Sony Wonder Lab Museum in New York City, USA; Provflux in Rhode Island, USA; VIDEOFORMES in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and Reportage Photo Festival in East Sydney, Australia etc.

Two_one by Chiu Yu-Chen

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Chung-Ping Cheng (3.30~5.12)

Color Endowment PEONY by Chung-Ping Cheng

On-View Exhibition| 2013 / 3/30 (Sat) ~ 5/12 (Sun)
Opening Reception & Art Talk for the Artist| 2013 /3/30 (Sat) 14:30~16:00

Curated by|Dr. Edward Chiu (Tung Fang Design University, Graduate Institute of Cultural & Creative Design, Assistant Professor)
Venue│1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission

Color Endowment】is part of the six laws of Chinese painting “Categorical Color Endowment”, introduced by Scholar Shieh-Huh during the Southern Chi Dynasty. It is to portray a variety of content by embracing them with colors.

Peony】 represents wealth and elegance in Chinese culture; affluent families often would hang Chinese representational paintings of peonies in the hall to depict its well means of prosperity. Artist – Chung Ping CHENG chose to utilize peonies to express her affection and interest toward colored photography by fashioning traditional film to capture peonies’ unlimited exquisite and poise postures, where photos were developed and enlarged in a darkroom.

Color Endowment Peony by Chung-Ping Cheng

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Events: Tokyo Girls Alone

Thanks for friends from oversea (HK, Signapore, China) as well as south Taiwan (HsinChu, Taichun, Tainan, Kaohsiung, etc) participanting the opening reception and artist talk as well as books singing.

Jimmy will visit Taipei again for live-shooting during the exhibition.  We would keep you informed via facebook of 1839 Contemporary Gallery.

Jimmy Shum - Tokyo Girls Alone

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Jimmy Ming Shum│Tokyo Girls Alone (2/23-3/24)

SHUM Jimmy Ming│Tokyo Girls Alone

On-View Exhibition| 2013 / 2/23 (Sat) ~ 2013 / 03/24 (Sun)
Opening Reception| 2013 /2/23 (Sat) 14:30
Art Talk| 2013 /2/23 (Sat) 15:00

Curated by|Dr. Edward Chiu (Tung Fang Design University, Graduate Institute of Cultural & Creative Design, Assistant Professor)
Venue|1839 Contemporary Gallery
Free Admission

“Girls Alone” is my photography column on TAO magazine in Hong Kong. I will introduce one girl everyweek……..(Jimmy Ming Shum)

Tokyo Girls Alone by Jimmy Ming Shum

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