The New York-based inToAsia, a month-long festival promoting new media arts from the East, will feature six time-centric artists from Taiwan.
Touted as the first art festival promoting Asian new media in North America, inToAsia offers time-based art encompassing video, short film, animation, kinetic installation, and sound art.
This coming October will see a total of 27 artists from Taiwan, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam present their works through exhibitions, sound performances, film screenings, and keynote speeches at the second edition of inToAsia.
The art festival is split into three curatorial segments - "Retina of the Unconscious” curated by Wang Chun-chi (王俊琪) of Taiwan, "Cause Commune” by Carol Lu of China, and "Architectural Landscapes: SEA in the Forefront” by Loredana Pazzini-Paracciani of Italy.
The Freud-inspired "Retina of the Unconscious” will feature four Taiwanese sets: Tao Ya-lun's (陶亞倫) heavy meditative spaces; Hao Ni's (倪灝) structural studies; Kuo I-che's (郭奕臣) multifaceted motion representation of time; and Ting Chaong-wen's (丁昶文) spatial installations.
Two more artists from Taiwan - Nana Chen and Spencer Yeh - will be part of the film collective "Cause Commune,” inspired by the same-titled journal published between 1972 and 1974 by French cultural theorist Paul Virilio, socialist Jean Duvignaud, and writer George Perec.
Slated for Oct. 1 through 31, inToAsia: Time-Based Art Festival is organized by the nonprofit inCube Arts in New York City; co-hosted by the Queens Museum of Art and The Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery; and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Retina of the Unconscious
Architectural Landscapes: SEA in the Forefront
Cause Commune (Common Cause)