We are delighted to share Lai Chih-Sheng's (b. 1971, Taiwan) solo exhibition, Linger at ALIEN Art Centre, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. 

 

Linger is Lai's first solo exhibition in Kaohsiung city on view until 23 May 2021. Presented in this exhibition are six site specific works and a series of recent works created by the artist both of which combined adds to the unique historical background and architecture of ALIEN Art Centre in Taiwan.

 

Lai Chih-Sheng pursues a practice that plays with tension, the everyday and personal encounters across multiple mediums in particular installation and sculpture. There is a playful minimalism in the way he observes detail and creates relationships between different parts of a room, engaging the viewer's sense of body and presence. During the 1990s Lai Chih-Sheng was a member of the conceptual art group National Oxygen, presenting his early work in disused structures around the periphery of Taipei, which often involved seemingly futile labour. As such, there are certain pervading traits throughout his work: an affinity to environment and space, a sense of expanse, a lyrical delicacy that engages our curiosity.

 

很榮幸分享賴志盛(1971年生於台灣)在台灣高雄市金馬賓館當代美術館的個展「繞梁」。

 

「繞梁」是賴志盛於高雄市的首個個展,展覽將持續至523日。「繞梁」的六件現地創作,及一系列承襲觀念藝術精神的經典作品,結合金馬賓館對應台灣獨有的歷史背景與建築空間,透過作品挑戰觀眾的臨場身體感。

 

賴志盛關注細節,常在特定空間的不同元素之間創造新關係,直接與觀眾的身體及存在感知相溝通,作品帶有一種輕鬆、富有玩樂意味的極少主義傾向。在1990年代,賴志盛是觀念藝術團體「國家氧」成員之一;他在事業早期於在台北周邊地區廢棄建築中展出的作品往往與看似無效的勞作實踐有關。其作品因此特定創作語境而帶有一系列顯著的特點:富有環境或空間親近性,帶有強烈拓展性,也帶有一種與觀眾好奇心直接對話的抒情細膩感。