羅漢窟—曾國榮個展 Lohan-Jiao Cave─Tzeng Gou Rung Solo Exhibition
▍展覽簡介 About Exhibition
▍藝術家 Artist｜曾國榮 Tzeng Gou Rung
▍展覽日期 Exhibition dates｜2021.11.13(Sat.)~2021.12.12(Sun.)
▍展覽地點 Exhibition Venue｜新浜碼頭藝術空間 Sin Pin Pier—Absolutely Art Space
▍主辦單位 Organizer｜高雄市新浜碼頭藝術學會 Kaohsiung City Sin Pin Art Society
▍協辦單位 Co-organizer｜永川大轎 Yong Chuan Dajiao
▍贊助單位 Supporting Agency｜高雄市文化局 Bureau of Cultural Affairs Kaohsiung City Government、國藝會 National Community Action Foundation
Vietnam-Tainan Art Forum—Traditional wooden structures,carving and contemp
時間 Opening｜2021.11.14(Sun.) 14:30-16:30
地點 Venue｜新浜碼頭藝術空間 Sin Pin Pier—Absolutely Art Space
裴公慶 Bui Cong Khanh /藝術家(越南) Artist(Vietnam)
龔卓軍 Gong Jow Jiun /台南藝術大學創作理論研究所博士班副教授兼所長 Associate Professor & Director, Doctoral Program in Art Creation and Theory, TNNUA.
裴光雄Bui Quang Hung（國立高雄大學東亞語文學系助理教授）
座談簡介 About Forum｜
Artist Tzeng Gou-Rung was born in 1990 in Tainan. He grew up with his family running the business of joss stick and spirit money for more than decades. Therefore, the artist is highly interested in the topics of faith and believes. The word “Lohan-Jiao” refers to single men who moved overseas from China to Taiwan during the Qing dynasty. They are likened to young people nowadays, living a life without purchasing house, car, try to carry no burden, but still tried to take their life seriously. The pieces presents the living situation of young people. In this series, the artist took the patterns and images from the traditional temple, then replaced them with things we are familiar with nowadays, to show the believes in our daily life. Such as, replaced traditional dragon image with house cats, took Vase-Antiquarian Paintings and turned it into desk and household appliances. Even more, the artist tried to build a Go-Kart made of traditional palanquin carvings, which made the Go-Kart into a drivable palanquin. In summary, this series of work would in cloud carvings and graphic paintings, presents the concept Lohan-Jiao in modern day life.
Though artists Bui cong khanh and Tzeng Gou-Rung both came from academic background, but when it comes to art creating, artist Tzeng Gou-Rung reached his creativity to the family business of joss stick and spirit money. For artist Bui cong khanh, his creations shared the family history or struggle of being an Chinese in Vietnam. From Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam to Tainan city, Taiwan, two artists both have chosen traditional wood carving art as their focus spontaneously. Chinese culture shows itself behind the symbolic signs from their artwork. Start from wood carving art, the online forum would lead the discussion to joinery works, wooden structural, and how folk arts could play alternative roles in contemporary art, and all the possibilities comes with it.