Chia-Wei Hsu “Black and White – Malayan Tapir”

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[Image: Chia-Wei Hsu "Black and White – Malayan Tapir" (video still) (2018) four-channel video installation, 6:55 min. Courtesy of the artist. ]

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The International Studio & Curatorial Program announces Chia-Wei Hsu: Black and White – Malayan Tapir, a solo exhibition in ISCP’s Project Space by Hsu that focuses on a specific non-human animal—the Malayan tapir.

Through evocative storytelling, Hsu cuts across time and geography to narrate the history of the Malayan tapir and its relationship to colonial power and zoos in Southeast Asia.

According to the artist, his intention with Black and White – Malayan Tapir is to use an encyclopedic narrative style to deal with issues of equality between people and non-humans, man and nature, and to explore changes in the way modern people view images.

Chia-Wei Hsu (born 1983, lives and works in Taipei) is interested in the untold histories of different periods in time, and frequently focuses on the Cold War in Asia. His works, often in the form of films and installations, weave together reality and myth, the past and the present. Hsu’s work has been presented in many museums, including the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; and Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid



from October 30, 2018 to January 25, 2019

Opening Reception on 2018-10-30 from 18:00 to 20:00


Chia-Wei Hsu

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