時間 2020/01/18 10:00 ~ 2020/07/05 18:00
Dining is a process of communication between an individual and the environment surrounding him or her. It is also a conversation between their mind and body. "Are you satiated" is not just a greeting phrase, it is also a way of conveying care in Taiwanese culture. There are various seasonal festivals in a year, people gather and eat different cuisines accordingly. Those foods always cook with blessings and have names that wish to bring good fortune. This good will makes a normal diet upgrade from purely satisfying the physiological needs of nutrition to the level of seeking spiritual communication and comfort. In recent years, various kinds of processed food have appeared, and more and more people like to eat out. In addition, the well-connected Internet has driven the trend of online shopping and even spawned broadcast channels that with the theme of broadcasting an individual’s meal eating process. These changes not only subtly affect the public's eating habits, but also arouse the artist's interest.
People usually take painting as the representative of all forms of artistic creation; however, just as there are various ways of cooking food, there are also many methods of artistic creation. This exhibition invites Taiwan food model leader, Taiwan Kakukow Food Sample Company to create Finding The Real One, a work that tests the ability of the audience to distinguish between true and false; Online Master Chef series made by Wu Chien- yi explores the issue of digital consumption and imagination created by online shopping. Doughnut (Pink) made by Li Ming-hsueh reflects the common situation that people in modern society seeking spiritual comfort through "supplement" food, while Happy Hour made by Huang Ya-nung practices mukbang herself and ask the audience to think what the diet means to them. Welcoming Guests To Join The Banquet made by Huang Tzu-huan invites the public to participate in a performance art organized by the artist. Huang made the participants experience the process and atmosphere of having a banquet in Taiwanese through the process of making prints, thus it passes down this special way of dining in our culture via an artistic approach. Your Cuisine My Recipe is an ongoing participatory art project made by Cheng Jen-pei. While join an artist-in-residence project overseas, the artist communicates and shares a free meal she cooks with volunteers and seeks for the taste of hometown recipes that are gradually disappearing under the influence of the flat diet in modern society.
Soundscape of Street Food made by Noel Yang invites the public to try local snacks through listening and thus bridge themselves with Tainan city. Eating Blissful Dishes and Reunion in Lunar New Year made by Shi Su Market is an attempt to revitalize the Shi Su community through local creativity. Reunion in Lunar New Year is collaboration work made by Chu Hao Wan Yi, Wu Te-yuan and Chiang Hsin, the central clock points to various dishes that bring blessings to everyone. Yang Shih-yi, who lives in Tainan, received the love from this land which is said under the blessings of a phoenix. Therefore, the artist created The Blessings of Phoenix, describing a giant tree with lush foliage stretches outward from the center like the wings of a phoenix. I wish it brings blessings to everyone who visits the exhibition. With eight red round tables in the exhibition hall in front of The Blessings of Phoenix, all together it presents the scene of having a round table feast under the tree which is a déjà vu deeply rooted in the Taiwanese public’s common memories.