As a concurrent show with Taipei Dangdai, Winsing Art Place presents a solo exhibition for Danh Vo, an artist born in Vietnam and registered by the Danish authorities. The Foundation hopes to contribute its part and hold onto its initiative to 'start from Taiwan and get set for the world', helping Taiwan contemporary art to get on the world stage.
Winsing Arts Foundation is dedicated to promoting International contemporary art. Its show room, called Winsing Art Place, has presented solo exhibitions for multiple artists from American contemporary artist Dong Aitken to South Korean artist Haegue Yang since 2019, and hopes to bring more international perspectives and connection to this city. The Foundation kicks off 2020 with a solo exhibition for contemporary artist Danh Vo. This is his debut in Taiwan. The works displayed in this exhibition are major personal collections to Jenny Yeh, founder of Winsing Arts Foundation. 'Danh Vo explores the heritage, buildup, trauma and values of cultural conflict. He elucidates issues in history, politics, belief and identity in a poetic fashion. I grew up abroad and I have a strong feeling about multi-cultural impact. Danh Vo's works are pretty edgy and has great importance both internationally and in history. He has never exhibited in Taiwan before, so the Foundation hopes to let more people enjoy these works through this opportunity,' said Jenny.
Danh Vo was born in Vietnam in 1975 during the time of Vietnam War. His family fled Vietnam in 1979 and was given political asylum by the Danish authorities and he became a Danish citizen. He lives a legendary life and his experiences show him different perspectives to see the world. His creations were awarded the HUGO BOSS First Prize in 2012. He attended Venice Biennale in 2015 on behalf of Denmark. His works and various projects were displayed in large museums such as Guggenheim Museum in New York, Basel Museum of Contemporary Art in Switzerland, M+ in Hong Kong, as well as in exhibitions.
This time Winsing Art Place displays Danh Vo's classic works, including the We the people sculpture, gold leaf on carton box, and the father's writings and description through the candles manifesting the Mexican history of carmine dye. Viewers can walk into the memories of world history as they gaze at the works and explore perspectives from various historical aspects. We the people is the most well-known among his works. He embarked on this ambitious work in 2011. He completely replicated Statue of Liberty in full original size and disassembled it into more than 300 pieces sent to exhibitions in different countries, 'and that was the way he deconstructs politics, explore money and power and define freedom,' said Jenny sharing her strong feeling about his works.
Winsing Arts Foundation hopes to nurture this city with the vibe of advanced art, and keep discovering new perspectives and present new possibilities. The Foundation sponsors the reconstruction of Dahong Wang's residence beside Taipei Fine Arts Museum. For a long time, it has sponsored and collaborated in art and cultural projects by Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei and National Culture and Arts Foundation. The Foundation's purpose is to shorten the distance between life and contemporary art, and it hopes its Winsing Art Place will become a base that brings humans and culture, designs, buildings, and art together.
Press release courtesy Winsing Art Place.
In this video, Jenny Yeh introduces Danh Vo's exhibition at Winsing Arts Foundation.