In “Home” presented by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation in association with the National Art School Gallery (SCAF Project 22) , Taiwanese artists Chen Chieh-jen and Chien-Chi Chang will explore multi-layered contemporary notions of what the concept implies. Once thought of as a fixed dwelling, ‘home’ is now often seen in the context of separation, loss and alienation. Magnum photographer Chien-Chi Chang, based in Austria and the US, first showed The Chain, a series of photographs of Taiwanese mental asylum home inmates chained in pairs, at the Venice Biennale in 2001 where it created a sensation.
The installation and video work of Taiwan-based Chen Chieh-jen considers the social and economic dislocations encountered in modern life and comprises a sound piece linking the Taiwanese experience to an Australian context. The exhibition will investigate what constitutes the very notion of home and how that notion can shift over continents and time. The project will be accompanied by a specially commissioned short story by Man Booker Prize nominee, Deborah Levy.
Home opens at both Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and the National Art School Gallery 24 May 2014 and runs through to 2 August.
About the exhibition
Chen Chieh-jen and Chien-Chi Chang, Taiwan
Presented in association with the National Art School Gallery, Sydney
SCAF Project 22
Duration: 24 May – 2 August 2014
Courtesy of the artists and Sherman Contemporary Art Foudation, for further information please visit http://sherman-scaf.org.au.