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About the space

A young artist-run group named “Very Temple” formed back about 20 years ago in Taipei Taiwan. At its initial stage, this group has allied with various parties, holding exhibitions on an irregular basis with no fixed exhibition venue, achieving their artistic ideals with guerrilla-like practices. The members of this group might not have imagined that “Very Temple” could stick to this course for 20 years. It can be said that this group has carved out an evolutionary path of art. In 2006, this guerrilla force with united talents resulted in the establishment of VT Artsalon (hereafter referred to as VT). This first complex gallery in Taiwan is founded by a team of curators and artists, including Wen-Chi Chen, Jui-Chong Yao, Wei-Cheng Tu, Chun-Hao Chen, Sean C. S. Hu, Dar-Kuen Wu, Hui-Yu Su, and Isa Ho. They orientate VT towards transdisciplinary performance, exhibition and exchange, and devote their energies to promoting arts outside the mainstream. Having the spirit of local touch and innovation, VT has made several adjustments to its space in the following years. It made a new start after moving to its new home on Xin-Sheng North Road in 2012, since then it has re-orientated itself towards holding professional exhibitions and developing various interlinking art projects.

Today, VT places its focus on promoting contemporary art’s diversified development in Taiwan and its sustainable growth on the international scene. In the twenty-year history of VT, it started as an art alliance among several curators and artists born in the late 1960s and the 1970s; then it metamorphosed from an art guerrilla force into an alternative space; and now it has become a strategic partner of international art alliances. Whatever one thinks of the final results, the journey here is definitely worth the ride, for it reflects the strength of contemporary art in Taiwan and its high visibility in the international art scene.

Date: 2020/09/26 – 2020/11/21 (Tuesday to Friday 11:30-19:00、Saturday 13:30-21:00)
Venue: VT ARTSALON (B1, No. 17, Lane 56, Section 3, Xinsheng North Road, Taipei City 104, Taiwan)
Organizer: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Co-organizer: VT ARTSALON

Participating Artists

Paul KONG
KU Kuang-Yu
Meuko Meuko & NAXS Corp.

Paul Gong, Sloth Effect: NO. 2, The Dialogue between Fiction and Reality, 2020, mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Andrew Kan.




Paul Gong, Sloth Effect: NO. 2, The Dialogue between Fiction and Reality, 2020, mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




Paul Gong, The Appendix Human, 2019, mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Sarah Kim (ACC.ACI).




Paul Gong, The Appendix Human, 2019, mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Sarah Kim (ACC.ACI).




Paul Gong, Being, and Organs, 2019, mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Crispian Chan.




Paul Gong, Being, and Organs, 2019, mixed media installation, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Crispian Chan.




Ku Kuang-Yi, Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




Ku Kuang-Yi, Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




Ku Kuang-Yi, Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




Ku Kuang-Yi, Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




Ku Kuang-Yi, Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




Ku Kuang-Yi, Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




Ku Kuang-Yi, Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




Ku Kuang-Yi, Perverted Norm, Normal Pervert, 2020, mixed media, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.




Meuko Meuko & NAXS Corp., Ghost Island, 2017-2020, live audio-visual/VR installation, 30-50 min. Courtesy of the artists.




Meuko Meuko & NAXS Corp., Ghost Island, 2017-2020, live audio-visual/VR installation, 30-50 min. Courtesy of the artists.




Meuko Meuko & NAXS Corp., Ghost Island, 2017-2020, live audio-visual/VR installation, 30-50 min. Courtesy of the artists.




Meuko Meuko & NAXS Corp., Ghost Island, 2019, live audio-visual/VR installation, 10 min. Courtesy of the artists. Performance at Sonar Festival Hongkong.




Meuko Meuko & NAXS Corp., Ghost Island, 2019, live audio-visual, 50 min. Courtesy of the artists. Performance at the WALL Taipei.




Meuko Meuko & NAXS Corp., Ghost Island, 2019, live audio-visual, 50 min. Courtesy of the artists. Performance at Sonar Festival Hongkong.




Links

Official Website:https://www.vtartsalon.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/VTARTSALON/