Interview with Artist Tu Wei-Cheng, Taiwan Platform, Art Stage Singapore

Tu Wei-Cheng has been chosen by curator Rudy Tseng as one of the artists of Art Stage Singapore’s Taiwan Platform. Represented by Tina Keng Gallery (Taipei and Beijing), Tu Wei-Cheng shows three works that combine sculpture, mechanics, and moving images. The Emperor’s Chest is a series of sculptures that incorporate historical artifacts such as the camera obscura, the shadow puppetry, the phantascope, the praxinoscope, magical lantern slides, grandfather clocks, wooden projectors, the Daguerrian camera. Tu Wei-Cheng uses old-school moving image techniques to present modern scenes of cities and their people.

Interview with Artist Tu Wei-Cheng, Taiwan Platform, Art Stage Singapore. Singapore, January 15, 2014.

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Tu Wei-Cheng holds a BFA from the Chinese Culture University (1993) and an MFA from the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts of the Tainan National University of the Arts (2005). Tu Wei-Cheng was awarded the 28th Taipei Arts Prize from the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (2001), a grant from the S-An Cultural Foundation (2003), and the Jury’s Special Award of the 2004 Taishin Arts Awards. Most recently, his works have been on view in the solo exhibitions Optical Trick at VT Artsalon, Taipei (2011) and Confucius Dancing Mambo””Tu Wei-Cheng’s Solo Exhibition at Providence University, Taichung (2010). He has also participated in group exhibitions, including Contemporary Appropriations of the Past at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan (2012) and Sincere Subversion at VT Artsalon, Taiwan (2012). In September 2012 his work will be included in ROUNDTABLE: 9th Gwangju Biennale 2012 in Gwangju, Korea, and The Unseen – The 4th Guangzhou Triennial in Guangzhou, China.

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