Wu Tien-Chang: The One My Heart Beats For I, 2013
Photo output, 210 x 120 cm.
© 2013 Wu Tien-Chang
Image courtesy the artist and Tina Keng Gallery
Taipei and Beijing
Wu Tien-Chang: Studio of Pseudo Photography
TAIPEI • Tina Keng Gallery • Ongoing
|Viewers join in on Taiwanese artist Wu Tien-Chang's intricate staging, nostalgic reverie, and game of hide-and-seek, in the new installations, Unforgettable Lover (2013) and The One My Heart Beats For (2013), and also with his recent photographs and videos from the series Unforgettable Lover (2011–present) and Luan (2010–11). Throughout these works, Wu Tien-Chang crafts and directs the passage of time, as it unfolds in his complex and shifting sequences. He expands on the tactics used in his installations of the 1990s, such as Dream of Past Era II (1995), and photographs of the 2000s, as in Work Side by Side (2001), crafting everything from the stage set to the costumes. The audience is directly involved in completing the works, from tacitly watching the risqué behavior of the Luan's lenticular prints to activating the installations Unforgettable Lover and The One My Heart Beats For. Wu's works demand that viewers observe closely, peeking into the boudoir or the photo studio as the main characters undergo changes throughout the single shot. The sailors, drifters, young boys, and other characters fashioned by Wu draw viewers into his illusionary worlds.|
Wu Tien-Chang (b. 1956) lives and works in Tapei, Taiwan.
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