Group exhibition, Solid Art, Taiwan, 2019
How do we settle down in the world’s endless evolution? In the irreversible change of time, every consciousness and perceptual complex rendezvous, reorganizing the understanding of the current time and space. Bergson’s ” durée ” advocates that there are infinite angles and endless moments in things, and the artist captures the piece or material in a certain passing moment, and mix its consciousness into the works. For this reason, the flow of time leaves palm prints in that moment. This exhibition brings together three local and foreign artists who translate their perceived relationships with their surroundings into artworks, and their work can therefore be seen as a clue to the restoration of time and space.
The Finnish artist Josefina Nelimarkka, who exhibited for the first time in Taiwan, integrated the philosophies, rhetoric and atmospheric sciences, trying to express time and existence. The “Kairos” series consists of huge silk installations, paintings and sculptures. It records the changing seasons of a forest, and the material flow in the long process of the structure, poetically showing the moments of existence. In addition to the identification of the history of suspended particles, “Cloud Momentum” visualises the air particle data of Taoyuan in the past year, in order to surpass the surface of the visual and current moments, and to project consciousness into an unpredictable future under climate change.
In addition to restoring the passage of time, these unique imprints respond to the environment with clear consciousness, thus resulting in an complete image of a rich and organic life process. When one look at these creations of times, one will be truly aware of the places where the aura resides, such a gap may be the place where modern human beings can stand.
Text by curator Fei Wu