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Concerned about the millions of people
2011
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CHEN Wan-Jen
Concerned about the millions of people
2011
Single-channel video , no audio , HD , Black and White
1'07''/ 480p loop
Concerned about the millions of people
2011
Single-channel video , no audio , HD , Black and White
1'07''/ 480p loop
Concerned about the millions of people
2011
Single-channel video , no audio , HD , Black and White
1'07''/ 480p loop
Concerned about the millions of people
2011
Single-channel video , no audio , HD , Black and White
1'07''/ 480p loop
Concerned about the millions of people
2011
Single-channel video , no audio , HD , Black and White
1'07''/ 480p loop
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This is a classic, historical photograph shot by Joe Rosenthal featuring “U.S. Soldiers Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima.”It is well known that the American forces suffered heavy casualties in their campaign to wrest control of the island from the Japanese. This image was taken when soldiers raised the American flag at the top of a hill. With this photo, my intention is not to interpret the context of a historical item. Rather, I use whimsical methods to adjust the iconic symbol (flag) to change its message. By doing this, its meaning becomes floating and independent. Regardless of the flag’s origins, symbolism is always created after a photo of it is taken.

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Chen Wan Jen(中文:陳萬仁 )Chen Wan-Jen makes animated videos, which blur the line between reality and artifice. These images directly touch upon the discrepancy between authenticity and depiction. The intentionally ordinary scenes are pieced together t ...
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CHEN Wan-Jen, 2011, Video Art
CHEN Wan-Jen, 2008, Video Art
CHEN Wan-Jen, 2008, Video Art
CHEN Wan-Jen, 2011, Video Art
CHEN Wan-Jen, 2013, Video Art
CHEN Wan-Jen, 2011, Video Art
CHEN Wan-Jen, 2011, Video Art
CHEN Wan-Jen, 2011, Video Art