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Entangled
2001
BY
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN
Entangled
2001
plastic bags , doll , readymade-objects , fabric , wood
3.8x15M
Entangled
2001
plastic bags , doll , readymade-objects , fabric , wood
3.8x15M
Zoo
2001
plastic bags , doll , readymade-objects , fabric , wood
90x60x30cm
War
2001
plastic bags , doll , readymade-objects , fabric , wood
90x60x30cm
A House With A Chimney
2001
plastic bags , wood
38x54.5cm
Buzz Lightyear
2001
plastic bags , wood
38x54.5cm
Ultraman
2001
plastic bags , wood
38x54.5cm
A Corset
2001
plastic bags , wood
38x54.5cm
01 / 10

In Taiwanese, the phrase khan-thua often refers to maliciously implicating and linking previously unrelated things to fabricate questionable truths. Ignoring the negative aspects, the language of khan-thua is actually full of imaginative creativity. This exhibition attempts to utilize this kind of language to link previously unrelated languages and objects, which imparts a new meaning on objects and creates new things. The plastic bag is one of my favorite objects-it is closely related to the human with its connection to our daily life and bodies, and its relatively paradoxical temporariness. It is concretely utilitarian yet also embodies an uncertain abstractness because of its soft and thin materiality-this opens up its visual imaginary possibilities: through rubbing, pulling, compressing, the plastic bag is khan-thua-ed into a house with a chimney, Ultraman, Buzz Lightyear, a corset…

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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, 2007, Photographic Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 1998, Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, , Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2008-2010, Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2008, Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 2004, Photographic Art , Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, 1997, Installation Art
Mark Wen-Hsiang CHEN, , Installation Art