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Saint Everything
2008-2010
BY
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN
Saint Everything
2010
Video , plastic bags , readymade-objects
Dimensions Variable
Saint Everything
2010
Video , plastic bags , readymade-objects
Dimensions Variable
Saint Everything
2010
Video , plastic bags , readymade-objects
Dimensions Variable
Saint Everything
2010
Video , plastic bags , readymade-objects
Dimensions Variable
Ritual of Lifting God
2010
360X300cm
Ritual of Lifting God
2010
360X300cm
Red Strip on Ripple Blue
2010
ink-jet printing (IJP)
290x252cm
Pieta 0n White Porcelain
2009
digital image output
88x141.5cm
Pieta 0n Ripple Blue
2009
digital image output
88x141.5cm
Physical Guan Yin Godess #01
2008
plastic bags , readymade-objects
42x57cm
Physical Pieta#01
2008
plastic bags , readymade-objects
42x57cm
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Walter Benjamin discusses how modern art, because of mass-reproduction and kitsch, has lost its aura. But in this materialist modern life, full of grandeur and desire, people have already experienced the illusion, misperception, and hallucination caused by overexcitement, overwork, indulgence, and delusion, which creates a "flash of aura" similar to the phenomenon of terminal lucidity. This always makes people feel as if they've suddenly saw something and understood something. In the contemporary context, after the divine aura of art has died away, what took its place is the pervasive man-made auras sparkling everywhere. Through the shifting of the inner mental and emotional condition, and the outer spetacularization of spatial, positional, aural, and conditions of light and shadow, every object in the daily life can become a miracle or an extraordinary sight. A plastic bag can even become a relic in the ritual of shopping.

ARTISTS
9 artworks / 51 exhibition
Installation Art
Wen Hsiang Mark Chen was born in 1957, Taipei, and graduated from the fine arts department of Chinese Culture University in 1980, Taiwan. He obtained the MFA degree of CUNY in 1990, USA. After returning to Taiwan in 1992, he and couples of artists ...
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KEYWORDS
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2004, Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 1997, Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2008, Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2001, Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 1998, Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, , Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2007, Photographic Art