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NML Residency Project & Nusantara Archive #3: Chen Hsiang-wen — “Numpang” & the Leaning Hour Hand
(見面會20) 群島資料庫3:搭便車與歪斜時針—印尼與想像的印尼
October 6th, 2017TYPE: Event

“This summer I had a research trip in Indonesia on the purpose of curating an exhibition in the coming years. The locations of my residencies included Makassar in Sulawesi, as well as Jogja and Bandung in Jawa. Moving back and forth in the Nusantara region in such a short time, I could feel the differences of the cultures and characters among the islands. With the pre-existed idea of ‘Numpang’, the art community is benefited from and maintained with its support. At the later stage of my residency, I kept thinking of the question — can we have corresponding cases in our art scenes? How can we compare the two countries in this same or other regards? ‘Leaning hour hand’ means that I have been repeatedly adjusting my speed and correcting my imaginations about Indonesia according to the paces of life in different places, which I was always a couple of tenths missed.”



Chen Hsiang-Wen, an independent curator and freelance writer with a professional background in art history and art criticism. Formerly, she also worked as an editor and journalist in art magazine in which experience leads to her high sensitivity to the typographical errors and proper use of punctuation switched between full-width and half-width forms. Her articles are widely published among various magazines or social platforms. Chen now works back and forth in both Tainan and Taipei. Her recent research focuses primarily on the search of new interpretation for Taiwan through the development of handcrafts as well as mass-market or traditional orientations. In 2017, she has received a sponsorship from The National Culture and Arts Foundation in Taiwan for residency and research program in Indonesia.


No Man’s Land Residency & Nusantara Archive project (The 1st Year):
Organizer: No Man’s Land; Digital Art Foundation
Associate Organizer: ET@T, Open-Contemporary Art Center
Observation Team: Chen Hsiang-wen, Ho Yu Kuen, Lai Ying-tai (supported by National Culture and Arts Foundation)

Host 陳湘汶
Date October 14th, 2017 14:00-16:00