時間 2019/12/31 09:00 ~ 2020/05/12 17:00
Treating three brilliant works (i.e. a 3D sculpture and two ink wash paintings respectively in the claborate and freehand style) selected from the newly acquired items of the Tainan Art Museum’s collection as the point of departure, Co-exist—A Preliminary Exhibition of the Latest Collections journeys across the human life experiences offered by plants. Meanwhile, the exhibits not only draw analogies between objects and the artists’ reflections on their own lives, but also seek to discover the natural cracks in time as eternal as ephemeral via meaningful dialogues with plants. Sugiura Yasuyoshi’s Peony gives an impression of grandeur with tiny clues. Taking a closer look at this work, the visitors may discern the elegant flow of vigor from the aerial roots to the pistils, and find visceral delight in witnessing the peonies blooming and withering. Bearing more than a passing resemblance to a tragedy that opens on a tight close-up of the wilted leaves, Chen Chien-Fa’s painting vividly illustrates the ineluctable aging and decline. Observing this work from a microscopic perspective, however, the visitors can see that the withered lotus has turned into a paradise in which lives are nurtured and ready to thrive. Hsu Yu-Jen’s Aquarene Painting Series—No. 49 features his brushstrokes every bit as brisk as wind dancing in the composition of a natural landscape that basks in peace and tranquility, which makes the visitors feel like they’re traveling back in time and communing with nature. Thus, the realistic and spiritual depictions, as well as the cycle of blooming and withering, form a mesmerizing, symbiotic relationship in this exhibition.
杉浦康益Sugiura Yasuyoshi、許雨仁Hsu Yu-Jen、陳建發Chen Chien-Fa（依中文姓名筆劃排序）