Yuan Goang-Ming: Everyday War / Taiwan in Venice 2024 / Venice Art Biennale 2024

As Taiwan’s representation at the Venice Art Biennale 2024, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum presents the exhibition “Everyday War” by the artist Yuan Goang-Ming. Curated by Abby Chen, Yuan’s project merges video art with a domestic ambiance, reflecting on contemporary life’s challenges and hidden threats. The centerpiece, the exhibition’s eponymous work “Everyday War,” depicts a domestic space transforming amid warplanes, symbolizing the evolving nature of conflict.

Yuan Goang-Ming’s work blurs the line between video art and film, exploring themes like “home” and “uncanny futures”. The artist grew up in Taiwan and studied media art in Germany. In the 1990s he established himself as one of Taiwan’s leading new-media artists. The exhibition at the Palazzo delle Prigioni around the corner of Piazza San Marco features Yuan’s works “Everyday Maneuver”, “The 561st Hour of Occupation”, “What lies Beyond Us?”, “Dwelling”, “Everyday War”, “Prophecy”, and “Flat World”. The show runs until November 24, 2024.

This video provides you with an exhibition walkthrough and interviews with artist Yuan Goang-Ming and curator Abby Chen.

Yuan Goang-Ming: Everyday War. Taiwan in Venice 2024. Collateral Event of the 60th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia. Palazzo delle Prigioni, April 18, 2024.

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Panel discussion and performance

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