1839 Contemporary Gallery launched a four-stage “silence and waiting”-the lurker plan, which lasted for five months from August. It mainly exhibits young Taiwanese artists, giving the public and art lovers to see outstanding photographic artworks in different fields. Following the first exhibition of Matt LIAO “My journey to the Renaissance”, the 2nd exhibition is 《Download a witchtopia》by female photographer Yi Chun LIU.
《Download a witchtopia》
The project is to convey the internal identity of the subject through role-playing. Under the delicate gaze of the lens, I focused on their presentation, subjective consciousness, and imaginary scenes, and used portraits as a medium to express the spirit of the subject. Try to capture the game between the subject and the imitator with the camera’s view. A world is like the kingdom of Gods, a space that can be created freely.
《About Artist》Yi Chun LIU www.liuyichuneagles.com
Artist, born in Taiwan. Currently works and lives in Taipei, mainly engaged in Communication design and photography.
Yi Chun Liu currently lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. Yi Chun graduated at Tainan University of Technology. She is Interested in the history and cultural memory of her region and the younger generation, including their personal identities and their ability to inﬂuence the country’s uncertain status and the situations they face in their daily lives.
Working on studying subcultural groups since 2017, Yi Chun ﬁnds their engagement with the world is astonishing as they are not burdened by the past. Yi Chun uses portrait as a medium to express the spirit of the subject and tries to capture the game between the subject and the imitator with the camera’s view. The world is like the kingdom of gods, a free space created in the imagination.
Yi Chun LIU│Download a witchtopia
Date│09.04.2021 – 10.08.2021
Artist talk│09.18.2021 @15:00
Location│1839 Contemporary Gallery
Open hours│Tue.-Sun. 11:00-19:00
Co-urator│Lichun MA, Pengchun YEN
Sponsor│Department of Cultural Affairs Taipei City Government