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登望星樓 OBSERVATORY

許唐瑋 TANG-WEI HSU


Art Projects Gallery 3 - 20 July 2014

Unit S510, 5/F, Block A, PMQ 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong Open daily 11am to 8pm

藝途畫廊 2014年7月3日至20日 香港中環鴨巴甸街35號 元創方A座5樓S510 室 每日開放 上午11時至下午8時


登望星樓

許唐瑋

OBSERVATORY

TANG-WEI HSU

CONTENTS Preface

Ray Vees Goh, Co-founder of Art Projects Gallery | 4,5

Works

Strange Planet 2014-1

陌生星球合集 2014-1

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Strange Planet 2014-1 (detail)

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陌生星球合集 2014-1(局部) Strange Planet 2014-2

陌生星球合集 2014-2

Strange Planet 2014-2 (detail)

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陌生星球合集 2014-2 (局部)

Galaxy-Dynamic Sketch 01

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Galaxy-Dynamic Sketch 02

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星球系-淺隨墨 01 星球系-淺隨墨 02

Galaxy-Dynamic Sketch 03

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星球系-淺隨墨 03

Galaxy-Dynamic Sketch 04

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星球系-淺隨墨 04

A Fragment of Shell

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貝殼碎片 Biography | 24,25

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OBSERVATORY

TANG-WEI HSU

Art Projects Gallery proudly presents artist Tang-Wei Hsu’s inaugural solo exhibition in Hong Kong,

titled “Observatory”.

In his “Observatory” series, Tang-Wei conceives imaginary organisms from an alternate time and

dimension. He creates each organism by morphing together different shapes - some recognizable, some alien. By arranging the morphed entities into groupings that seem to abide by a certain set of rules as determined by the artist, the formations begin to resemble coded texts. To the artist, the act of creating these organisms – born purely out of his own imagination – is a way of actualizing these beings and therefore his thoughts, into the physical world. By having the organisms coexist with the audience in the same and space, they become intertwined in an altered reality that the artist has created for the audience to explore and in turn imagine their own worlds.

Tang-Wei draws his inspiration from anime and architecture and is particularly fascinated by

astronomy and the Universe. Tang-Wei’s technique includes emphasizing of outlines and layering flat areas of color to compress space and to create a sense of flatness in his paintings. Tang-Wei Hsu (born 1980, Taiwan) currently lives and works in New York and Taipei. He obtained a BA in Architecture from the Shih Chien University and completed his MFA in Visual Arts at the Tainan National University of the Arts. Other than painting, he also creates sculptures and public art installations. He was awarded the Asian Cultural Council Fellowship in year 2009. Ray Vees Goh Co-Founder of Art Projects Gallery 4

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登望星樓

許唐瑋

藝途畫廊榮幸舉辦藝術家,許唐瑋,在香港的首度個展《登望星樓》。

在《登望星樓》的作品系列中,許唐瑋試圖創造一個安插於某次元時間、於某空間維度的虛幻生

物圖鑒。每一個虛幻生物的產生,都是通過各種不同的形狀 ── 一些可識別的、一些外來的,結合並變 形所共同打造的機體。藝術家再將這些變形生物,像是根據特定的規則組合起來,呈現類似密碼的語言。 這些生物的誕生,纯粹是出於藝術家的個人想像。唐瑋藉用這些變異生物個體,衍伸至整個生物系,企圖 營造一個生態現象,讓這些變異生物及其想像,在展覽的時空內,通過聯想來成為現實。

唐瑋的創作靈感來自動漫和建築,更對天文學和宇宙著迷。唐瑋的作品所呈現的平整度,來自于

他如一強調物體的轮廓和層疊平面色彩來壓縮空間的創作手法。

許唐瑋(1980年,出生台灣)目前工作並定居於紐約及臺北。畢業於實踐大學空間設計系和國立

台南藝術大學造型藝術研究所。除了繪畫,他也活躍於雕塑和大型公共裝置藝術創作。曾是2009年亞洲 文化協會ACC的受獎人。 敖若威 藝途畫廊﹣聯合創辦人

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陌生星球集合2014-1 Strange Planet 2014-1 2014, Ink & Acrylic on Water Colour Paper 204 x 312 cm

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陌生星球集合2014-1(局部) Strange Planet 2014-1 (Detail) 8


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陌生星球集合2014-2 Strange Planet 2014-2 2014, Ink & Acrylic on Water Colour Paper 136 x 208 cm

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陌生星球集合2014-2(局部) Strange Planet 2014-2 (Detail) 12


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星球系-淺隨墨 01 Galaxy-Dynamic Sketch 01 2014, Ink & Acrylic on Water Colour Paper 68 x 104 cm 15


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星球系-淺隨墨 02 Galaxy-Dynamic Sketch 02 2014, Ink & Acrylic on Water Colour Paper 68 x 104 cm

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星球系-淺隨墨 03 Galaxy-Dynamic Sketch 03 2014, Ink & Acrylic on Water Colour Paper 68 x 104 cm

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星球系-淺隨墨 04 Galaxy-Dynamic Sketch 04 2014 , Ink & Acrylic on Water Colour Paper 68 x 104 cm

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貝殼碎片 A Fragment of Shell 2013, Acrylic on Fiberglass 40 x 25 cm

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TANG-WEI HSU Born in 1980, currently works and resides in both New York and Taiwan

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND 2006 2002

MFA in Visual Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts
 BA in Architecture, Shih Chien University

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014

Observatory, Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong

“Nature’s Wonderland”, ASYMMETRIK Gallery, New York

2013 2012 2011

2008

2006 2005 2004

“The Selection of Sketchings”, CANS Tea & Book House, Taipei, Taiwan “A Crack in Time”, Beyond Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan “Indescribable Scenes”, Gallery 456, New York

“Sphere of Planetesimals – Tang-Wei Hsu ”, National Central University Art Center, Taiwan “Evolutionism-Hsu Tang-Wei”, Gallery J. Chen, Taipei, Taiwan

“Solo Exhibition of HSU Tang-Wei & CHUNG Shun-lung”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan “Dredging up the drift”, ITPARK Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

“Fantasy”, the Art Center of Hsinchu University of Education, Hsinchu, Taiwan “Follower”, Sly Art, Taipei, Taiwan

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2014

“Solstice Synergy”, Mahlstedt Gallery, New York

“Episode 8”, NARS Foundation, New York

2013

“Love Love : Animamix Biennale 2013-14”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, Taiwan “Delicate Enchantments”, NARS Foundation, New York

“Rainbow Pixies”, DUMBO Arts Festival, Brooklyn, New York

“Nature Phenomenon”, 4heads: 6th Annual Governors Island Art Fair, Governors Island, New York “Fantasy on the spot”, National Culture and Arts Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan “See.Me | Happy Hour”, Big Screen Plaza, New York

“The Story of the Creative”, See | Exhibition Space, New York “Toy Story”, Galerie Pierre, Taichung, Taiwan

“Untitled”(drawing on site with En Masse), The Governors Ball NYC Music Festival, New York “Untitled”(drawing on site with En Masse), Fountain Art Fair 2013, New York

“Landscape of Spectacle: 2013 Treasure Hill Artist Village Lantern Festival”, Taipei, Taiwan “3rd Next Super Star” CANS, Taipei, Taiwan

2012

“Innovation & Re-creation” Selected Works from the NTMoFA Young Artist Collection, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

“Future Pass” National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

“CAFAM-FUTURE” CAFAM Art Museum, Beijing, China “2nd Next Super Star” CANS, Taipei, Taiwan

“Monster Drawing Rally 2012”, DUMBO Arts Center, New York

“GO: a community-curated open studio project”, NARS Foundation, New York “4heads: 5th Annual Governors Island Art Fair”, Governors Island, New York “Objects in Motion”, NARS Foundation, New York

2011

“2011 Taipei Lantern Festival”, Zhongshan Station line park, Taipei, Taiwan

“Postcards To North Brooklyn”, Arts@Renaissance Center, New York

“2011 ISCP Open Studio”, Brooklyn, New York

2010

“Art Taiwan - Su Meng-hung & Hsu Tang-Wei Group Exhibition”, Taipei Cultural Center in Tokyo, Shinagawa, Japan

“Very Fun Park 2010”, East District of Taipei, Taiwan

2009

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“Emrupt - International Contemporary Art Exhibition”, Leigh Wen Fine Art, New York

“Non-Places: Architecture of pheromonal presence”, Shih-Chien university, Taipei, Taiwan “Pattern of Art”, TAI YU Beaux Arts Salon, Chiayi, Taiwan

“Best Wishes for You”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan “7th Chinese Character Festival”, BR4 Train station, Taipei, Taiwan “Art Fair Tokyo @ TOKIA “, TOKIA, Tokyo, Japan


“CIGE 2009”, China World Trade Center Exhibition Hall, Beijing, China

“Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival 2009”, Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan

“Cow Parade Taipei 2009”, Huashan1914 Creative Park, National Taiwan

“Art Site of Chiayi Railway Warehouse”, Art With The Heart, Chiayi, Taiwan

2008

“Art is Now-2008 Busan Biennale Side Show”, Busan, Korea

“Sleepwalking in the Crevice of Cat and Hermann Minkowski”, Warehouse No.20, Taichung, Taiwan

2007

“Young young-young artists’ irresolute purpose”, Da Xiang Art Space, Taichung, Taiwan “Spume Black Tea – Taipei MOMA”, The Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic

“Not Full Enough – Asia Art Biennale”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan “Very Fun Park 2007”, East District of Taipei, Taiwan

“3 Life 4 Dimension”, National Dr.Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

“Taiwan: From within the Mist”, Sioux Falls; Vancouver; Indianapolis; Columbus GA; Taichung, Taiwan

2006

Variety of Arts”, Taoyuan Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taiwan

“Manga”, VT Artsalon, Taipei, Taiwan

“Searching for the Ma-Wei-Du” MOT ARTS/HOME DELUXE, Taipei, Taiwan

“Mix & Match Vision-Invitation for 2008 Contemporary Art Communication Across Taiwan Straits”, Wu Jiao Chang 800 Art Space, Shanghai, China

“Play”, NCKU Art Center, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan “New and light art”, Art Center of Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Li, Taiwan

“Black and white sketch exhibition”, Chienguo Technology University, Changhua, Taiwan

2005

“One More Glance”, IT-Park, Taipei, Taiwan

“Chameleons”, The Sun Arcade, Honk Kong

“The Enantiomorph -the other and the divergences “, The Art Center of Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, Taiwan

“X-L “, 138 Art Station, Tainan, Taiwan

“Fubon Arts”, Taipei Fubon Building, Taipei, Taiwan

“The Flu”, Joint Exhibition of Sly Art, Sin Pin Pier - Absolutely Art Space, Kaohsiung, Taiwan “Formidable”, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

“Joint Exhibition of Taipei Fine Arts”, Taipei Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

RESIDENCIES 2013

Art@Renaissance (A@R), New York

2011

The International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York

2012

2010

New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation (NARS), New York Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco

AWARDS 2011

Council for Cultural Affairs Fellowship

Asian Cultural Council, Artist Abroad Subsidy

2009 2005

National Culture and Arts Foundation, Creative Subsidy Taoyuan Creative Award, First Place

Taipei Fine Art Award, Honorable Selected

PUBLIC ART 2013

“Monkey Magic”, Urban Art Program : NYC DOT, New York

2011

“Fantastic Planet”, Nangang Station, Taipei, Taiwan

2013 2010

2009 2008

“Flight to the imagination“, National Yung-Chin Industrial Vocational High School, Taiwan “Arbor of Luminous Fruit”, Chunghwa Telecom Co. Ltd., Taipei, Taiwan

“Universe Flower - 2010 Taipei Lantern Festival Public Art Exhibition”, Taipei City Hall, Taipei, Taiwan “Space poem fragments - Ground Art Festival”, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan “Welcome to the Galaxy Railway”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan “Star Cluster”, National Health Research Institutes, Miaoli, Taiwan

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Observatory by Tang-Wei Hsu 登望星樓 • 許唐瑋 First published in 2014 by Art Projects Gallery This book was published for the occasion of the exhibition “Observatory” by Tang-Wei Hsu at Art Projects Gallery, Hong Kong, 3-20 July 2014 Curated by Ray Vees Goh, Anng Tan Designed by Art Projects Gallery © 2014 Art Projects Gallery and Tang-Wei Hsu All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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