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WANG Jun-Jieh


Single-channel video 13'26" | Digital  photographic, pigment print on fibre rag 80 x 45 cm

Mixed Media

Passion depicts the passionate fall of a larger-than-life character in daily life. The setting of Passion is inspired by Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s last movie in 1982, Querelle. In Passion, it not only employs and appropriates imageries from Fassbinder’s movies but also those from the movies of the representative French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard, along with visual elements from the legendary yet untimely deceased fashion designer, Alexander McQueen. The video simultaneously refers to sensual, physical passion as well as an artist’s passion for art-making. When the passion dissipates, the force that drives it also disappears; what can stop the passion, then? It is something like death, in which the physical body and the momentum of desire succumb to the external world, leaving nothing but emptiness and parti-colored imagination.

WANG Jun-Jieh

Wang Jun-Jieh graduated from Berlin Academy of Arts (HdK Berlin) and completed a master class (Meisterschule). Wang has been making video art since 1984 and is one of the pioneers of new media art in Taiwan. He is currently Director of Taipei Fine Arts Museum and Professor at the Department of New Media Art in Taipei National University of the Arts. Wang received the Hsiung-Shih Artists Award in 1984, the Berlin Television Tower Award in 1996. He has been invited to many international exhibitions, including European Media Art Festival, Asia-Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale, Venice Biennale and Gwangju Biennale.

The 7th Taishin Arts Award - Visual Arts Award|Project David III: David's Paradise-Jun-Jieh Wang Solo Exhibition

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