Past & Present-Peihang Huang Solo Exhibition @ START Art Fair/ Saatchi Gallery by Peihang Huang

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Peihang Huang’s background as a migrant in the UK and her family’s history of diaspora, has led her to develop a body of work that examines the relationship between culture, society and the media.

In her recent work from her latest collection “Past & Present”, she focuses on challenging our perception of reality by exploring the hidden relationships between the visual documents of the human experience.

Her color palette has a strong east-Asian influence, provoked by internet subculture. Starting with collages of photographs gleaned from historical sources and everyday media, in this case, Google images from Chinese civil war, contemporary forced migrations and random daily life holiday elements, Peihang looks for the subtle associations that persist through time and space with a sense of humor. She recreates a world that is both familiar and yet at odds with our experience, questioning our relationship to history and how our perceptions are constructed.

 

Last year Peihang Huang was invited to the “Future Island-Start Art Fair Project, 2016 ” at the Saatchi Gallery. This lead her to the “The Future and Potential of Taiwanese & Japanese Contemporary Painting, 2016” in the Museum of Tokyo University of Arts in Japan, which is part of the “The Spotlight Taiwan Project, 2016”, sponsored by the Ministry of Culture Taiwan.

“Future Island-Start Art Fair Project” was commissioned by START Art Fair as part of their program; exhibited in the vast space, Gallery 10, at the Saatchi Gallery.

Peihang Huang’s large-scale triptych painting “Candy House” was one of the most memorable works in START; and she joined a successful panel discussion lead by the fair director Niru Ratnam, accompanied by Hsiao-chi Tsai and Jag Mehta, one half of the Mehta Bell Projects curatorial partnership.  This fascinating discussion gave insight into the artists' practices, the cultural context of this compelling region, and the influences and experiences contemporary Taiwanese artists encounter today.

 

About JingLu Gallery
 

Founded by Yao Liu and Ching-Ju Cheng in 2014, Jing-Lü Gallery is located in the heart of Taipei, Taiwan.

The gallery is dedicated to establishing the careers of local emerging artists, exhibiting those whose works reflect new and innovative developments in contemporary art, focusing on themes specific to Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Japan and South-East Asia.

With Wen-Tsao Lin and Patrice Chou as Artistic Director and Curator, respectively, the gallery is both engaged with local communities, and international artists, scholars and curators, bringing emerging artists to Asia under our International Exchange Program.

 

The fourth edition of START runs 14-17 September 2017. The fair is held at the Saatchi Gallery in the Duke of York HQ building on King's Road in Chelsea, London.

VIP Preview 13th September 15:00-20:00 (By Invitation Only)

Thursday 14th September 11:00 - 18:00 Public Opening

Friday 15th September 11:00 - 18:00 Public Opening

Saturday 16th September 11:00 - 18:00 Public Opening

Sunday 17th September 11:00 - 17:00 Public Opening

 

http://startartfair.com/visitors

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童年的逆襲 Childhood Memories Collapsed by Peihang Huang

The Pier-2 Art Center /Kaosiung, Taiwan
 

Time: 2017-09-09~2017-11-26

Open: Mon to Thu: 10.00-18.00 Fri to Sun/National Holidays: 10.00-20.00

               週一至週四 10am-6pm;週五至週日及國定假日 10am-8pm

Location: The Pier-2 Art Center - Dayong C5

                駁二倉庫 藝術特區大勇C5倉庫

售票資訊: 憑票入場 | 單人當日進場149元,年齡12歲以下或身高150公分以下之幼童,與持身心障礙手冊及必要陪同者,請出示相關證明文件正本,得免票進場。詳情請洽C5、C7-2、B8、駁二哨船頭售票點。

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If, today, in the 21st century, deep in every heart dwelled a princess or a hero, what would they be like?

Push open the door of childhood memories to find fairy tales one simply never getting tired of re- reading; cartoons one never ever getting bored of watching, which are sweet recollections of a child; Princess Dismay always being able to win the love of Prince Charming, and common people persecuted by evil forces always being able to get rescued by heroes, never failing. Images of princesses and superheroes are superb, whose inspiring and diehard attitude have burnt into the imaginations and longings for this world in childhood.

We children, however, are meant to grow up. The truth will only emerge when sugar coatings of reality are peeled off layer after layer. Outdated princess syndromes and hero dreams gradually impact on people’s childhood memories.

Most of today’s well-known stories are from Grimm's Fairy Tales, which is a collection of folktales, myths, and legends first published in 1812 by the Grimm brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. Because the original stories were too controversial for people to accept, the two brothers kept revising, re-editing and toning down the parts not regarded as suitable for children. However, its important value of its touch with social realities and exploration of humanity was deprived at the same time.

The exhibition, “Childhood Memories Collapsed”, will be inviting 8 contemporary artists in Taiwan, through their artwork, to explore modern versions of well- known fairy tales and superheroes in real life.
To tear down the illusion of perfection in the hope of bringing out hidden truths. A counterattack is a force to recover lost ground. While we believe that every story has a happy ending, how will realities counterattack?

Artists: Angela Chen、林慶芳Lin Ching-Fong、游孟書You Meng-Shu、黃瑞貞Huang Jui-Chen、黃沛涵Huang Pei-Hang、黃鈺軒Huang Yu-Hsuan、陳傑強TAN KENT KEONG、張凱翔Chang Kai-Hsiang


如果說,每個人內心都住著一位公主或英雄,21世紀的今天,他們究竟會是什麼模樣?

推開童年記憶的那扇門,百聽不厭的童話故事和百看不厭的卡通影片是孩時歡樂回憶,受人陷害的公主總會贏得王子的深情,被邪惡勢力脅迫的市井小民總能等到英雄相救。公主與英雄的形象是美好的,激勵人心和永不放棄的態度,深深地烙印在小時候對這個世界的想像與憧憬。如果說,每個人內心都住著一位公主或英雄,21世紀的今天,他們究竟會是什麼模樣?

推開童年記憶的那扇門,百聽不厭的童話故事和百看不厭的卡通影片是孩時歡樂回憶,受人陷害的公主總會贏得王子的深情,被邪惡勢力脅迫的市井小民總能等到英雄相救。公主與英雄的形象是美好的,激勵人心和永不放棄的態度,深深地烙印在小時候對這個世界的想像與憧憬。

然而,小時候的我們終究會成長,當真實社會一層層剝掉世界的美麗糖衣,現實才真正的顯露出來,不合時宜的公主病與英雄夢,正一步一步衝擊人們的童年回憶。

今天我們耳熟能詳的童話故事多源自《格林童話》,由19世紀德國格林兄弟搜羅民間文學與神話故事而成,但因為原版內容過於爭議不為人們接受,於是兩兄弟將兒童不宜的內容編修潤飾,卻也掩蓋了故事最初記錄社會現實與人性探討的重要價值。

「童年的逆襲」一展邀請8位台灣當代藝術家,藉由藝術創作的詮釋,探討童話故事與英雄人物在現實生活中的嶄新樣貌,針對過度美好的假象進行深刻拆解,試圖把隱藏的真相揭露出來。逆襲是一種反擊的力量,當我們深信所有故事都有美好結局的期待,現實又會如何向我們反撲?

參展藝術家: Angela Chen、林慶芳Lin Ching-Fong、游孟書You Meng-Shu、黃瑞貞Huang Jui-Chen、黃沛涵Huang Pei-Hang、黃鈺軒Huang Yu-Hsuan、陳傑強TAN KENT KEONG、張凱翔Chang Kai-Hsiang

主辦單位:高雄市政府文化局 駁二當代館
協辦單位:靜慮藝術

 

More information:

CHINESE: http://pier-2.khcc.gov.tw/home02.aspx?ID=%243001&IDK=2&EXEC=D&DATA=3801&AP=%243001_HISTORY-0

ENGLISH: http://pier-2.khcc.gov.tw/eng/home02.aspx?ID=$3001&IDK=2&EXEC=D&DATA=2179&AP=$3001_HISTORY-0

The Future and Potential of TAIWANESE & Japanese Contemporary Painting [The Spotlight Taiwan Project 2016] 台湾・日本芸術文化交流事業 (台湾文化光点計画) 2016 年 by Peihang Huang

The Future and Potential of TAIWANESE & Japanese Contemporary Painting

[The Spotlight Taiwan Project 2016] -Sponsored by Ministry of Culture Taiwan

台湾・日本芸術文化交流事業 (台湾文化光点計画) 2016 年
■展覧会名: 台湾・日本・現代絵画の未来と可能性
■展示会場: 東京藝術大学大学美術館陳列館
■会 期: 2016 年 10 月 15 日(土)~10 月 25 日(火) 計 11 日間〈予定〉
■開館時間: 10:00~17:00(入館は 16:30 まで) ■休館日: 無休
■入場料: 無料
■展示ジャンル: 平面絵画

 

■The Future Possibility Contemporary Painting of Taiwan & Japan

■Museum of Tokyo University of Arts. Symposium

■15th October 2016- 25th October 2016

■ 10:00~17:00 (Last entry 16:30)  ■ Open on Sunday/Saturday

■Free Entrance

 

 

http://www.geidai.ac.jp/english/

Yellow Brick Road 100x100cm 2016

Yellow Brick Road 100x100cm 2016

Future Island -Start Art Fair/ Saatchi Gallery-Gallery10- 14-18th September by Peihang Huang

Future Island captures the forward-thinking and unique identity of the vibrant contemporary art scene in Taiwan.  Each artist investigates notions of identity, environment and the unique position of Taiwan in a contemporary context.  These artists seek to create an independent and striking visual language that communicates their sense of self, and engages with the social and political influences and traditions that have infiltrated their culture.  Whilst Future Island features some already well-established artists from the region, true to START's ethos of "Emerging Artists and New Art Scenes", 

Future Island also highlights talent yet to be discovered from this fresh art scene, allowing savvy collectors the chance to catch these rising stars, as they embark on their rich careers.

Especially commissioned by START art fair as part of their program of Special Projects Future Island will dominate the entire Gallery 10 in the immaculate Saatchi Gallery.  Mehta Bell Projects are delighted to make a return to the art fair with this unique exhibition, alongside Future Island we will be hosting an engaging panel discussion.  Director Wang of the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture will inaugurate the panel discussion which will be lead by Fair director Niru Ratnam. He will engage in a discourse surrounding this exciting art scene, accompanied by artists Peihang Huang and Hsiao-chi Tsai and Jag Mehta, one half of the Mehta Bell Projects curatorial partnership.  This fascinating discussion will give an insight into the artists' practices, the cultural context of this compelling region, and the influences and experiences contemporary Taiwanese artists encounter today.

 

Future Island 15th - 18th  September                                                  

Private View 14th September  by invitation only                                                            

Panel Discussion 15th September 4 - 6pm  RSVP essential

 

Gallery 10, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, London, SW3 4RY

http://www.mehtabellprojects.com/#!future-island-start-art-fair/ckgbx

RSVP: info@mehtabellprojects.com

 

[UN]REAL -Solo Exhibition by Peihang Huang by Marc Cameron

April-May 2016

 

Private View: 6:30-8:30, 7th April 2016

(RSVP for PV required,  please contact to guarantee your entrance..)

Grace Belgravia (Private Membership Club)  London

11c West Halkin Street, Knightsbridge SW1X 8JL

Organized by Mehtabell Projects

To suffer is one thing; another thing is living with the photographed images of suffering, which does not necessarily strengthen conscience and the ability to be compassionate.  It can also corrupt them.  Once one has seen such images, one has started down the road of seeing more – and more.  Images transfix.  Images anaesthetize.”

Susan Sontag, ‘On Photography’, 1979

At first glance, Taiwanese painter Peihang Huang’s paintings are enchanting and irresistible, with their swathes of rich oil paint, dynamic brushstrokes and pastel hues.  Upon closer inspection, darker elements surface; an aeroplane fractured in two, the devastation of an earthquake or avalanche, scenes from a refugee camp.  Huang’s practice consists of the multiple aspects of her imagination, her perception of reality through media images and the physical process of painting.  She references familiar and often iconic images from the mass media and weaves these events or incidents into an imagined painterly scene, reflecting the artist’s parallel universe and her re-visioned reality.  Huang filters the images through her own imagination, perhaps as a way of processing the negative aspects of human nature, or to digest life’s harsh realities.  The world she creates hovers between a visionary realm, the unreal, and a fragmented interpretation of the modern world.  The paintings are dream-like, almost hallucinatory, highlighting the beauty and joy of the visual experience, yet the viewer is not able to escape the sinister undertones of the image’s origins.  The overall effect is a dichotomy between a seductive and an apocalyptic representation of the world we inhabit and how we respond to the crises and adversities of life in the 21st century. 

RSVP: info@mehtabellprojects.com(Melissa)

 nickiemai@true-art-collaboration.com (Nickie)

More info: http://www.mehtabellprojects.com/#!peihang-huang-1/inlc2