Historical Present by Ahn Sungseok

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Public On-View:2015/02/06 (Fri)–04/05 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission

Have you ever wondered how certain places looked like decades ago?

South Korean artist Sungseok Ahn’s series entitled “HISTORICAL PRESENT” questions the memory of past from the fast changing scenery of today. By overlapping a historical location with an old image of that exact place, he questions the way we treat our history and explores the dynamics between space and time at the same time.

Sungseok Ahn was born in Suwoon in 1985.  He was graduated at Photography and Visual Media Department of Sangmyung University in 2010.


2014 Sony World Photography AWARD in Architecture
2011 ASEAN-KOREAN CENTRE , Represent of Korean Artist.
2010 Dae-gu Photo Biennale brilliant portfolio review.
2009 “SEMA – Selected EMerging Artists”, Seoul Museum of Art / Selected Emerging Artists, Monthly Photoart. / Ilhyun Museum Travel Grant Winner.


2014-15 Studio AIR 2014, Berlin, Germany
2011-12 18th Street Arts Center, Santa Monica, U.S.A


Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts
Suwon Hwaseong museeum
National museum of modern and contemporary ART

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1839 Young Photographer Award-2nd term


ABOUT 2nd run of 1839 Young Photographer Award Exhibition

Over 31 themes submitted to apply the 2nd term of 1839 Young Photographer Award.  There are over 600 prints for review in which women applicants for 68% (28% growth over the last term). Men applicants for 32%; students are for 58%, non-students are 42%; in term of age, applicants are between 16 to 33 years old.  The event is very competition.   Finally five applicants are awarded and entitled to have first time in her/his life the solo exhibition and individual showcased the works at 1839 Little Gallery from January to June, 2015.

Five (5) Award-Winning

吳  箏 Wu Zheng /呢喃 Whisper
李卓媚 LEE, Zhou Mei/歇息Break
陳彥呈 CHEN, Yen Cheng/Leave Home(離家)
李欣穎 LEE, Xin Ying /True Color‧花樣‧∞(Á L”∞”?)
陳維廷 CHEN, Wei Ting/邊界Boundary

Call for 3rd term of 1839 Yang Photographer Award Exhibition will start in beginning of March to May end.
Let’s share your passion of photography and perseverance through this professional photography competition.

ABOUT 1839 Young Photographer Award Exhibition  (Art Director: Dr. Edward Chiu)

In response to the first launch of the Photography Department of Taiwan at TungFang Design institute, 1839 Contemporary Art Gallery plays as corporate social responsibility to promote the photographic art education and hunt for young talent in photography filed to have opportunity showcase their works.  The first launch of 1839 Young Photographer exhibition was established in the Sumer of 2014.  We continue implementation of photographic knowledge into technology education turn into as valuable and productive power to lead forward the development of photographic education!

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WATERSCAPE│Ina Forstinger & Berald Berghammer


WATERSCAPE by Ina Forstinger & Berald Berghammer

Public On-View:2014/12/12 (Fri)–2015/02/01 (Sun)
Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission

The exciting thing about landscape photography is waiting for the right moment
In our case, patience is not only a virtue but a precondition.”
Ina Forstinger and Gerald Berghammer

  • AWARD WINNERS – Black & White Magazine,Single Image Contest 2014, Issue 101
  • Honorable mentions at the International Photography Awards 2013,3 honorable mentions from 6 submissions
  • Black & White Spider Awards 2013,5 nominations in the category nature at the 8th Annual Black & White Spider Award,Nominee in Nature | Drowned Island, X – Factor, The Lake House, Treacherous Coast, Breakwater Sticks
  • Hasselblad Bulletin, October 2013,Top Votes der Hasselblad Bulletin Reader for The X – Factor.
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Love Lotus Essay


Public On-View:2014/12/12 (Friday) 2015/01/18 (Sun)
Meet with Artist & Opening Reception:12/13 (Saturday) at 14:30
Venue:1839 Little Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC

Chung-Ping, Cheng was born in Taipei, Taiwan, graduated from National Taiwan University Department of History.  In 2010, she participated in a photo documentary project held at Getty Museum and currently, she continues to strive for deeper insight in composing photography and painting.

Love Lotus Essay where the LOTUS is taken in Taiwan and US.  All the prints are made through the darkroom.  Love Lotus Essay is to descript the reason why favorite love Lotus.

Through “Lotus” to expression of love black and white photography, and see the various zone level from the details of print, overall makes people go back the time to see literates enjoy in painting lotus with ink.

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INEAUFLORES, photograph by Christian Fleitz

Public On-View:2014/10/30 (Friday) ~ 11/16 (Sun)
Opening Reception:11/01 (Saturday) at 14:30
Venue:1839 Little Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC


Why this new word “INEAUFLORE”? Because, in most cases, the pictures taken are commensurate with the photographer’s favorite subjects: the taste of the IN innovation, passion drops of WATER and FLORA …

Or faking, or paint…. The photographs are born INEAUFLORES new techniques for shooting developed in 2013 by Christian Fleitz

The INEAUFLORES pouring exist in photography called “silver”, so without using the computer, but for optimal cosmetic we have chosen an adjustment of parameters of printing our photos by computer if it proves necessary..

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Yokushiroku, photograph by Kouhey Hirose

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Kouhey Hirose – YOKUSHIROKU Photography Exhibition
Public On-View:2014/10/24 (Friday) ~ 11/23 (Sun)
Opening Reception and meet with Artist:10/25 (Saturday) at 14:30

Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC
Free Admission

Those artworks are taken from Tokyo to Taipei and first exhibition in Taiwan.  Let’s discovery the secret of inside world through Hirose’s exhibition.

“Demand” usually express when people ask for request and beg for something,  however artist Hirose though the behind of this action is more need strong heroic and courage support.  There is no exactly what it is, just catch the demand from inside secret whether had been carried always, just you don’t see.

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Every Saturdays Photo Talks::9/13-10/18

AD_Art Talks

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Alex Dorfsman::Art Statement

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photograph by Alex Dorfsman

Public On-View:2014/09/12 (Friday) ~ 10/19 (Sun)
Opening Reception:9/13 (Saturday) at 14:30
Artist Talk by Sergio Chelala from sello de agua ART:9/13 (Saturday) at 15:00

Venue:1839 Contemporary Gallery (Tel: 02-2778-8458)
B1, 120 Yanji Street, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan ROC

In the realm of landscape photography, Dorfsman’s works attempt a fresh form of presentation, where he inserts artificial objects that ingeniously integrate with real scenery, creating perplexing visual tension and artistic illusions. … Dr. I-Chien Chiu/Curator of 1839 Contemporary Gallery

1839 Contemporary Gallery and sello de agua ART join together to curate the Mexican Artist Alex Dorfsman solo exhibition.  This exhibition is a view through Dorfsman’s own lens of surreal reality.  Alex exposes ambiguous moments and views that exist only within the crossroads of the optical contradictions upon which he stumbles.

In this show, Dorfsman once again toes the line between what we call reality and artificial or made by the human hand.  Dorfsman operates within the defining moments of perception and strategically searches for moments of surreal contradictions within the landscape.  His optical game plays equally within the macrocosmic world of the landscape on a large scale, and the replications of these macrocosms on the microcosmic scale.

The gallery holds the art talk events about Mexico and Latin America Art at 3:00 o’clock afternoon on every Saturdays (9/13, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18) during the exhibition.

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Alex Dorfsman Exhibition 9.12-10.19


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Shooting Event-Taishi Hirokawa

Shooting Secret Events at 1839CG

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