Ying-Chih Chuang: A Time to Scatter Stones

In this world, every life has its destined moments. In these moments, we give our all, focus on the present, and savor the present. From July 5th to August 11th, 2024, 1839 Contemporary Gallery will host the solo exhibition “A Time to Scatter Stones” by Ying-Chih Chuang.

This exhibition showcases Chuang’s photographic project, which took place from 2018 to 2020 in a Catholic elderly priest’s care center. These priests, hailing from different countries, have served in Taiwan for decades and have chosen to spend their final journey of life in Taiwan. The exhibited works exude a tranquil quality, partly influenced by the creator’s understated personality and partly inspired by mysticism, evoking abstract clues that engage viewers’ inner selves and interpretation of the narrative.

With a background in community health, Ying-Chih Chuang’s affinity for exploring human nature and communities naturally led her to venture into a different realm, utilizing her ability to immerse herself in communities for her series of photographic projects.

The exhibition will take place at 1839 Contemporary Gallery in Taipei’s Da’an District from July 5th to August 11th, 2024. You are cordially invited to attend the opening reception on July 6th at 2:30 PM, followed by an artist talk at 3:00 PM, featuring a conversation between Professor Hui-Yu Lo and Ying-Chih Chuang, delving deep into the creative process and the insights conveyed to the audience. We look forward to your presence, as we wholeheartedly embrace the destined moment, focus on the present, and savor the present.

About Artist Ying-Chih Chuang
Lives and works in Taipei, Taiwan. From 2012 to 2016, She photographed private spaces of a variety of social groups at Ximending, a historical community in Taipei. The photos depict the emotions and feelings in a fading subculture. She subsequently published her first photobook “A Topographical Tale of Ximending” in 2017. Starting from 2018, she worked on a project to capture the sense of “waiting” among retired priests in a care center at the last stage of their life and self-published the photo book “A Time to Scatter Stones” in 2021.

Date|2024.07.05 – 2024.08.11 11:00-19:00
Opening & Artist Talks|2024.07.06 (六) 14:30-17:00
 Guest Speaker: Hui-Yu Lo (Artist/Lecturer at National Dong Hwa University General Education Center)

Venue|1839 Contemporary Gallery
TEL│02-2778 8458

ARTalks press by Zero Yeh (葉佳蓉) July 13, 2024
TAIPEI TIMES by Thomas Bird (July 17, 2024)

Thanks to Thomas Bird for the features report on Chuang Yin-Chih’s “A Time to Scatter Stones” solo exhibition currently on display at 1839 Contemporary Gallery. Just like the column title “The Last Days of Life”, it is also about examining whether you treat every moment of your life with mindfulness.

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