『I Go Traveling Ⅷ/ WISE MAN FISH HERE』
Title：I Go Traveling Ⅷ/ WISE MAN FISH HERE
2009 4/1-19 action , Dogpig Art Cafe /Kaohsiung/ TAIWAN
2009 9/5-30 video-installation , Hong’s Foundation for Education and Culture/ Taipei / TAIWAN
2010 10/02 ~ 2011 01/09 , 2010 Taiwan biennial , National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts/ Taichung / TAIWAN
『I Go Traveling IX / The Sojourner』
Title：I Go Traveling IX / The Sojourner
Missing person flyers
2010 4/3~25 Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan
2010 5/7~30 Taipei Contemporary Arts Center/Taipei
2010 7/6~8/1 Institute of Contemporary Art Taipei MOCA
2010 8/3~29 Taipei Guling Street Avant-garde Théatre
9/4~10/31 Taipei Contemporary Arts Center
9/4~30 Bamboo Curtain Studio
10/9~30 Hong’s Foundation for Education and Culture/Taipei
10/9~2011 Yang Shih-fang Memorial Hall / Ilan
TANG Huang-Chen 2010
I Go Traveling IX/ The Sojourner
Missing Person Notice
I am missing an intimate friend. One day in late 2009, she left on a quest in search of art and hasn’t been seen since. She has no distinguishing characteristics, but she leaves copies of these questionnaires, the writing of which is possibly now very blurred, wherever she goes. My friend contacts everybody who fills out one of them, so if and when she contacts you, please tell her that I am looking for her. Tang Huang-Chen
In April of 2009, after having been involved in cultural and social movements for a number of years, I started to come in contact with and promote the “artist union”. The first questions that I worked on were both simple and basic. People, both artists and non-artists, ask, “What is an artist?”, “Am I an artist?”, and “Why or why not?” Especially the issue of defining professional artists and their work is like an inexplicably chaotic fog.
For artists, this sensitive delineation is an echo that needs to be responded to throughout life; for the general public, it’s a debate in which with both sides go at it forever. The questions, however, are “Do artists truly exist?”, “If I am an artist, then what kind of state do ‘I’ exist in?”, “Can it be described?”, and “Can it be understood using the language of society?” “Or can it only be captured to a small extent by art itself?”
Because of the difficultly of these questions, I needed to go on another journey to completely escape from myself so that I could truly find myself. It isn’t known where the traveler went, but she(my intimate friend) might remember the quest for the answer to this puzzle. If she contacts you, please tell her that I am looking for her.
Am I an artist? Why? Am I not an Artist? Why not？
Everyone is an artist. Why? Not everyone is an artist. Why not？
Being an artist is a type of work. Why? Being an artist is not a
type of work. Why not?
Artists work. Why? Artists never work. Why not?
Who are you? What is your work? How to contact you: