previews

  • “Chen Shun-Chu: Coral Stone Mountain”

    Taipei Fine Arts Museum
    181, Zhongshan North Road, Section 3
    January 24 - April 26

    Curated by Mei-ching Fang

    Coral stone, or laokushih, is commonly used in the architecture of the Penghu Islands, where the late Taiwanese artist Chen Shun-Chu (1963–2014) grew up. The title of Chen’s first major retrospective in Taiwan references this porous oceanic rock to draw out the concepts of home, family, and memory that haunt his cool abstractions of domestic spaces, architecture, and sprawling landscapes. Tracing his career chronologically, this exhibition of approximately two hundred works made between the 1980s and 2010 will explore the artist’s engagement with these themes and his deft deployment of photography, installation, and video.