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Taxi
2016
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JAO Chia-En
Taxi
2016
Taxi
2016
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Adopting a documentary style, Taxi presents conversations between artist Chia-En Jao and Taipei taxi drivers while en route to historically contested places. These include destinations such as the Grand Hotel, the site of the highest-ranking Shinto shrine during Japanese colonial rule. Recorded from the back passenger seat, the discussions mender through memories of Taiwan’s decades-long martial law - which followed the Japanese occupation that ended in 1945 - the Cold War, and present-day social-political topics. The different narratives that emerge challenge any predefined understanding of the city’s landmarks.

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27 artworks / 2 exhibition
Installation Art
Jao Chia-En received his bachelor's degree in fine arts from the Taipei National University of the Arts (2000), before he graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris (2004). Jao studied at Goldsmiths, University of London ...
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