Notes for Tomorrow: Curator x Artist

Notes for Tomorrow is an exhibition conceived by the Independent Curators International (ICI), featuring artworks selected by curators from around the world to reflect on a new global reality ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the ever-present backdrop of a global pandemic, the ICI and TheCube Project Space invited a total of 35 curators from over 20 countries to question and reassess the values and relevance in contemporary culture, and asked each of them to share an artwork they believe is vital to be seen today. In this series of program, local curators and artists participated in the Southern Taipei Version are invited to talk about their thoughts and responses to the global pandemic, and to share the creative concepts and issues behind the works in the exhibition.

Episode 1: Yu-Hsuan Lin x Yen-Yen Ho
The Sleep Building (2022) is a-year long art project by Yen-Yen Ho. In addition to an introduction of Ho’s works showing in the exhibition, this episode will also feature a dialogue between the artist and the curator, delving into the collective and personal sub-consciousness of the work from a formal perspective, allowing the audience to listen to the ASMR of breath and waves, the hidden challenges of filming in a kindergarten, and the upcoming collaborative projects. Follow this episode as we enter into the deep slumber surrounding the waves.

Episode 2: Wei-Lun Chen X Hui-Hsin Chang
Is it important to go out? Why do we always need to go out and relax? Do we need to travel, or are we all driven by images? Staring at all kinds of travel advertisements on the streets and on the Internet, but you can’t travel abroad at will during the pandemic period, and you feel bored at home. Open up Google Map and you can wander around the world-renowned attractions. Hui-Hsin Chang’s work “Here and Elsewhere” is based on the collective experience of being unable to travel abroad during the pandemic as the background of her work. She searches for popular seaside and city attractions from travel introduction, google map and other places, and via the renowned scenic spots on stock images websites, Ho seeks to explore the relationship between images, tourist attractions and our desires.

Producers’ biography
Yu-Hsuan Lin
born in 1994, in Taipei, lives and works in Taipei. He works as an independent curator. With multifaceted practices from different roles he holds, Lin questions how artists, within a system, could displace or deconstruct the social structure both independently and collectively, and further inquiries into the contemporary issue – How to Become us. He has long dedicated himself to investigating social movement and the art eco-system, researching the cultivation of young artists and the generation gap in depth through his multifarious artistic production and curating. In 2019, Lin initiated the discussion The Demand from Young Artists in VT Artsalon (Taipei) and Sin-Pink Pier (Kaohsiung) and published a series of articles in ARTOUCH. His curatorial practices included Detour (Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, 2021), Guerrillas (VT ARTSALON, Taipei, 2018), The Taipei Dream (Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, 2018), Notice of Remova (Sian-Guang 2nd Village, Taoyuan, 2018), Pigs don’t Fly (Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 2018), Aerobraking (The Pier-2 Art Center, Kaohsiung, 2017), Inexpressible Signs of Subjects and Mediums Archeology (Yo-Chang Art Museum, Taipei, 2017). He was the curatorial assistant of Assembly of Communities: MIX (Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Taipei, 2020) and Mille-feuille de camélia (ARKO Art Center, Seoul, 2016).

Yen-Yen Ho
(born in 1993 in Taipei) Yen-Yen Ho graduated from M.F.A. in School of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts. Mainly developing from architectural / spatial installation, images and object assemblage, her works have long been inspired by personal sensibility toward the present and exploited scientific knowledge, spatial of astronomy and geography as a metaphor of individual mindset. By synthesizing spatial experience and sensing the relationship between space and narrative, she captures the connectivity and looseness between reality and fiction. Ho was awarded the 2017 Next Art Tainan Award, shortlisted for the 2020 Kaohsiung Award, and received the 2016 Taoyuan Contemporary Art Award. She had participated residency in Seoul Art Space Geumcheon, Korea in 2017.