New Civilization Landscape photography by Chao Bin-Wen

New Civilization Landscape photography by Chao Bin-Wen
On-View Exhibition│2019/01/12 (Sat) ~ 02/24 (Sun)
Meet with artist & Reception│01/12 (Sat) 14:30 ~
Venue|1839 Contemporary Gallery │(02) 2778 8458
B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Free Admission
Curator: CHIU, Edward (Tokyo University of the Arts, phD)

The 1839 is the year of photography invention, till now it’s reached a 180-year history of photography. 
The term of “Typology” is used by the German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher to describe the photos they took. 
“I hope to reshape people’s memories of it through our creations. We show things and tell them about history and will not be forgotten. 
Bernd Becher (1931-2007) & Hilla Becher (1934-2015) are the German conceptual photography artist and a very important contemporary photography artist and educator in the world.

Taiwanese photographer, CHAO Bin-Wen, he is with macro-minded and micro-photographed his new artworks “New Civilization Landscape”. Due to rapid change of civilization, he presents these new landscapes in his artworks.

Welcome to join us the artist talk as well as the reception at 14:30 on January 12.

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Open call for 2019 Exhibition at 1839 Little Gallery

1839 Little Gallery provides a chance to the emerging artists/photographers for showcasing their work with a public environment. All applicants from individual, students, group, society organization etc are welcome to apply.

To apply the exhibition at 1839 Little Gallery in year 2019 ,  please fill the application form (Chinese version) include your name, contact details, a short c.v. or description of your work and 100 – 150 words on why you would like to participate.

Please send details and request to info@1839cg.com

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2018 Year-End Exhibition: Yoshihiko Ueda│Magical Rainforests

Yoshihiko Uedo│Magical Rainforests
Public-onview:November 24~December 30
Meeting with Yoshihiko Ueda: Dec. 1st @14:30
Art talk with Yoshihiko Ueda: Dec. 1st @15:00 (hosted by Edward Chiu)

On-line register of art talk: https://goo.gl/forms/wuMo97u4Y5gHx5Mn1

The well-known Japanese photographer Yoshihiko Ueda was born in Hyogo in 1957. He studied under Masanobu Fukuda and Taiji Arita. On one hand, he has worked as a front-line photographer in advertising. On the other hand, he has sought expression as a photographic artist. His work is distinctive and characterized by “Ueda-Style”, which creates a soft and pale light of an object. It produces a unique tone and emphasizes the existence of the object.

We are please to presenting Ueda’s remarkable series Quinault which is also his first solo exhibition in Taiwan.  Quinault – images made in the 1990s in a rare and ancient coniferous rain forest in Washington State, USA. The images Ueda created are powerful with the seductive otherworldliness and glowing dampness of the wet terrain. Deep, dark greens and blues reflect the intensity of Ueda’s time in the forest and the spiritual connection he had with Quinault.

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Glacier and Iceberg in Antarctica (1967-2018)- Hiroshi Ikeda

Glacier and Iceberg in Antarctica (1967-2018), photographs by Hiroshi Ikeda
On-View Exhibition│2018/10/20 (Sat) ~11/18 (Sun)
Opening Reception│10/20 (Sat) 14:30
Venue|1839 Contemporary Gallery │(02) 2778 8458
B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Free Admission

1839 Contemporary Gallery is honored to announce “Glacier and Iceberg in Antarctica” a solo exhibition featuring work by Hiroshi Ikeda, on view from October 20 to November 18, 2018. In his first exhibition with the gallery, Hiroshi will present photographs from his five decades of exploring Antarctica.

The 84-year-old Japanese photographer Ikeda Hiroshi is known as Mr. Antarctica. He has fallen in love with the pure white beauty of Antarctica. In the past 52 years since 1967 till today, he has visited Antarctica 24 times. Through the lens and text, Ikeda reminds everyone to cherish the most precious pure land on earth. There are over 30 prints show the rarely life stories in Antarctica. Welcome to join us for the Opening Reception and artist talk starting 14:30 on Saturday, October 20, at 1839 Contemporary Gallery.

Special Press Report from CNA: https://www.cna.com.tw/news/ahel/201810280152.aspx

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Small is Beautiful, a contact print sotries by Bogdan Konopka

Small is Beautiful, a contact print sotries by Bogdan Konopka
On-View Exhibition│2018/8/25 (Sat) ~9/30 (Sun)
Opening Reception
│8/25 (Sat) 14:30
Venue|1839 Contemporary Gallery │(02) 2778 8458
B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Free Admission

Black and white sounds like an absolute simplicity, and there is simplicity in Bogdan’s work, but only at first glance. The unusually small prints, most of them are contact prints, the same size as the original negative, needs to be seen to be believed. Wait a minute, take the time to get accustomed to the darkness, find the details in the highlights and you will discover a world of grays you had never imagined!

Each print tells the different stories. Welcome to join us the opening at 14:30, Saturday, August 25, 2018

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Coinciding by Chang Yi-Yun 7.14-8.19

Coinciding by Chang Yi-Yun
On-View Exhibition│2018/7/14 (Sat) ~ 8/19 (Sun)
Meet with artist & photo book signed│7/14 (Sat) 14:30 ~
Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery │(02) 2778 8458
B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)

Free Admission

We are pleased to curate the Taiwanese female photographer “Chang Yi-Yun” her recent artworks – “Coinciding” from July 14 to August 19, 2018. The series is to exhibit such complex surrounding our lives. Shooting the paintings is nothing new and, worst of all, running the danger of copying others’ artwork. Thus prior to the shooting, the photographer needs to consider the relations between the paintings and the surrounding environment, and find a way to co-exist them in one frame. It takes good observation on details as well as persistency. It may seem easy but difficult to perfect. The result image looks like a painting but actually not. Somehow it also accomplished the recording nature of photography.

Welcome to join us the opening with artist and the photobook signing event starting 14:30 on Saturday July 15.

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135mmContact Print – Yoshihiko Ito 5.26-7.08

CONTACT PRINT STORIES│Yoshihiko ITO
On-View Exhibition│2018/5/23 (Sat) ~ 7/8 (Sun)
Meet with Yoshihiko ITO & Artist Talk│6/02 (Sat) 14:30 ~
Curated by│Dr. Edward Chiu
Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery │(02) 2778 8458
B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Free Admission

Yoshihiko Ito was born in Yamagata, Japan, 1951 and graduated from the Tokyo College of Photography in 1977.  His works are unique contact sheets of a half size camera which express one image on one contact sheet and invisible time and conscious between subject and him on one contact sheet.

The printed image made from strips of film shot by a half-size split frame 35 mm camera are conceived to be seen as one image, as a pattern. The image contains a story of passage of time. In his words “in our world, no dividing lines exist in space or time. I live in this world observing things as they change or remain the same, or change yet so slowly that no one notices. These observations and imaginations guide the way for what I create.”

We are pleased to present over 40 pieces of prints from Yoshihiko’s Kage projects of 35mm file to contact print in 8”x10” paper.  Each print tells the different stories.  Welcome to join us meeting with Yoshihiko Ito as well as the artist talk on June 2nd Saturday 14:30.

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60th Anniversary of Yosemite Special Edition series by Ansel Adams

60th Anniversary of Yosemite Special Edition series by Ansel Adams

Pubic On-View:2018/04/13 (Fri)–05/20 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanlji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission

Ansel Adams (1902-1984) was born in San Francisco and took his first photograph with a Kodak Brownie box camera in Yosemite Valley when he was 14 years old.  He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Carter in 1980 for his conservation work.

US Photography Master, Ansel Adams launched the Yosemite Special Edition series in 1958 and it is 60 years-old till today. Each Special Edition Photograph from Adams’ original negative on gelatin silver fiber paper as well as each of the prints in this limited series bears an identifying stamp. Completion of thirsty different classic 8″ x 10″ photographs of Yosemite Special Edition series are exhibition at 1839 Contemporary Gallery starting on April 13 till May 20.

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Flesh Love ALL│Photographer HAL

Flesh Love ALL│Photographer HAL
On-View Exhibition│2018/3/03 (Sat) ~ 4/8 (Sun)
Meet with Photographer HAL & Books Signing│4/07 (Sat) 14:30 ~
Curated by│Dr. Edward Chiu
Venue1839 Contemporary Gallery │(02) 2778 8458
B1, No. 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei 10696, Taiwan (R.O.C)
Free Admission

Flesh Love RETURNS – photographs by Tokyo-based artist photographer HAL which is expanding on his first repeat of the project and continues his collection of vacuum sealed couples in different types.  Pairs of people tightly wrapped in a thin layer of plastic and photographed in an extreme, yet minute moment.  The returns series is shot in private, close spaces – such as the couples’ homes, workplaces, and favorite meeting places.

We are pleased to present over 40 pieces of prints from Photographer HAL’s Flesh Love ALL projects in different sizes of print with affordable prices for all of people to collect.  Meanwhile his all photo books with artist signature are also available to purchase at the 1839 Contemporary Gallery.

Welcome to join us on April 7 in the afternoon to meet with Photographer HAL to get more understanding of his Photographic Style.

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Legacy of Time Passed by Naohisa HARA

Legacy of Time Passed by Naohisa Hara
The Beauty of black & white silver gelatin prints made by 8×10 Large Format Camera

Public On-View:2018/01/13 (Sat)–02/25 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission

“Legacy of Time Passed”which is his lifetime’s work to shoot the relation with city and nature of Europe at France, Italy, Spain and others since 1970’s.Also in Asia, he documented the changing of life and city of the people with feeling of intimacy.

Hara has been photographing numerous scenes of European streets lined with old town buildings and their surrounding landscapes since the 1970’s. His own aesthetic sensitivities and historical viewpoint coupled with his skill of large format photography have brought about the higher degree of perfection to his work.

About Artist:
Naohisa Hara was born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, 1946.Graduated from the Department of Photography, Nihon University College of Art, 1969.Finished program at Nihon University Art Institute, 1971.On Government Overseas Training Program for Artists One Year Internship, studied in France and Germany, 1976. He has been showing “Legacy of Time Passed” of Europe based upon various historical background by his great photographing technique of 8×10 inches camera as well as breathtaking prints. He was a Professor, Head of Department of Photography, Nihon University until 2016.

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