Asia Art Center is pleased to announce the completion of its brand-new flagship space in Taipei at 1F., No.128, Lequn 3rd Road, together with the opening of the inaugural exhibition Transgression throughout the Volatile World. The exhibition will open soon (New date to be announced soon due to COVID-19 alert), and run through 18 July 2021.
The inauguration of Asia Art Center's Taipei flagship space is an important milestone in the gallery's quest to nurture and enrich the arts. 'Transgression,' the title of the opening exhibition, conveys the ideals of transcendence and limitless creativity. As the artist Li Chen has said, 'Great works of art are usually conceived in the paradox between the pure and the extreme.' Transcending boundaries is a fundamental creative force in artistic expression that enables both artists and audiences to break free from the constraints of contemporary time and space, to reconstruct the imagined reality proposed by an artwork and outline a new aesthetic framework. In the contemporary era of rapidly globalised visual experiences, art has become a means to explore the boundaries of the philosophical mandala. The ability to analyse and comprehend art is no longer limited to appreciation at the perceptual level, and interaction with art requires more intuitive awareness rooted in cultural understanding. Through this critical shift, art becomes a channel of open exchange that allows people to see and refer to certain blind spots that are invisible to the world.
In 1982, Asia Art Center anchored our entry point in art history. Since then, we has expanded our initial focus on post-war Chinese art to the global horizon—the title 'Transgression' further echoes the unrestricted expansion of Asia Art Center. Under the topic, the presented works are classified into four subtopics: Diaspora Artists, Post-War Asia, The Spirit of the East, Global Contemporary Art. Through the collective integration of historical experiences, we can better understand the value and significance of each artwork in the contemporary era so as to establish a broader, more comprehensive artistic vision.
Press release courtesy Asia Art Center.