INTERVIEW: CHANG CHUN-CHIEH | ITSLIQUID

INTERVIEW: CHANG CHUN-CHIEH

Interviews | October 10, 2020 |

chang_chunchieh
Image courtesy of Chang Chun-Chieh

Interview: Chang Chun-Chieh
Luca Curci
talks with Chang Chun-Chieh during FRAGMENTED IDENTITIES, second appointment of BORDERS Art Fair 2020, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space.

Chun-Chieh Chang is an artist who was diagnosed with hearing impairment at an early age. Chun-Chieh was invited to participate in many group exhibitions during university. Chun-Chieh was interviewed by television and newspapers in Taiwan inspiring other students with impaired hearing with his story. Most of his works are now in the collection of public and private institutes and hotels include オークラプレステージ台北 (The Okura Prestige Taipei), Taiwan Research Institute of Arts, Kaohsiung, private collection in Taiwan. Chun-Chieh also obtained a scholarship from University and other foundations include Special Education Student Scholarship and Li-Ming Cultural Enterprise Foundation. In October 2016, Chun-Chieh was invited to give a lecture on his artwork with Sam Tsai from MUZE architecture/space/interior design, a private organization. The presentation was about the creative concept behind the work and how to connect interior spaces with artworks. In 2018, Chun-Chieh studying at the School of Visual Arts, New York. He is possibly the first hearing impaired student from Taiwan to pursue an MFA at the School of Visual Arts and receive Taiwan ministry of education Studying Abroad Scholarship. He graduated in May 2020. “I am particularly fond of walls of Brutalist buildings when it is raining. The water drips down along the covers, leaving traces that gradually stain, forming shapes and lines over long periods. That is why I choose cement material, it is unpredictable if you noticed my blank section, you can discover and look closely at things, see the flaws as things begin to break down and approach the primordial state. Every work shapes like architecture exterior capture part or imagining architecture. The edges of buildings made of concrete gradually shatter. My process does not deal with the edge, but rather with cracks and the imperfection of the surfaces. For me, greatness exists in the inconspicuous and overlooked details”.

chang_chunchieh
Image courtesy of Chang Chun-Chieh

Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Chang Chun-Chieh –
Imperfect, is my core.

LC – What’s your background?
CC –
I’m from Taiwan, I was diagnosed with hearing impairment at an early age. I received Taiwan ministry of education Studying Abroad Scholarship and go to New York to study MFA Fine Arts in the School of visual Arts. Recently, I graduated in May.

LC – What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
CC –
Study MFA in New York and be influenced by some brutalist architecture and expose the essence, definitely. Before coming to New York, my work’s core point was imperfection. Now, I will combine two points, imperfection and brutalism, in my future works.

chang_chunchieh
Image courtesy of Chang Chun-Chieh

LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
CC –
Most are building walls, or on the ground.

LC – What is the most challenging part about creating your artworks?
CC –
For me, the works are almost unpredictability. Easy to fail. So I need to create a lot of works and choice.

LC – Which is the role the artist plays in the society? And the contemporary art?
CC –
For me, I want to explore the essence, essentials, or identity of a subject through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or concepts: that is what I want to show to the people. I think I prefer contemporary art.

chang_chunchieh
Image courtesy of Chang Chun-Chieh

LC – We were attracted by your last artistic production, has the artwork presented been created for the festival or as a part of preexisting works?
CC –
Those are from my early works, important period.

LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this exhibition? How is it connected to the theme of the entire festival?
CC –
My early work’s core point is imperfection, so I think is well linked to this exhibition. Unfortunately, some time ago I had a work called “Fragment”, but now it is sold out. I think that work was super suitable for this exhibition.

chang_chunchieh
Image courtesy of Chang Chun-Chieh

LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
CC –
I think it is good for me!

LC – What are your suggestions about our services? Is there something more we can provide to artists?
CC –
Maybe ITSLIQUID can provide an art residency for the people who join from other countries.

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
CC –
Absolutely it is a good opportunity for artists. Especially, Covid-19 influences many people. So I think is a rare opportunity.

chang_chunchieh
Image courtesy of Chang Chun-Chieh

Are you an artist, architect, designer? Would you like to be featured on ITSLIQUID platform? Send an e-mail to info@itsliquid.com or fill the form below

RELATED POSTS


REN HANG, PHOTOGRAPHY

Art | October 29, 2020

Flesh, corpses, souls and bland flashlights, all composite into seconds or milliseconds of lights and shadows, projecting onto the film that never knows how to lie. Focus gathering and the shutter releasing, connecting his unpretentious, rebellious, wild and free perspectives towards the naked human body. The images look so natural, yet fun and unexpected. One soul after another all blossom like a newborn baby, urging to crawl out of his mother's womb, dying to be redefined. In this era that we live in, being censored by the Chinese government has almost become a stamp of approval for contemporary artists. Ren Hang, a young man with a mature look and tanned skin, hair as short as a Chinese soldiers', always carrying an irresistibly cute and innocent smile on his cheeks. He is, perhaps, the sole artist and photographer with the most edgy outlook towards the naked human body. Read more


CALL FOR ARTISTS: CONTEMPORARY VENICE…

Calls | October 28, 2020

ITSLIQUID Group, in collaboration with Venice Events and ACIT Venice - Italian-German Cultural Association, is pleased to announce the open call for CONTEMPORARY VENICE 2020 - ITSLIQUID International Art Fair, international exhibition of photography, painting, video art, installation/sculpture and performance art, that will be held in Venice, at THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, from December 17, 2020 to January 15, 2021, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, from December 18, 2020 to January 15, 2021 and in other prestigious venues and historical buildings. Read more


INTERVIEW: MARJORIE WOOD HAMLIN

Interviews | October 26, 2020

Marjorie has studied fine art since she was 12 years old. She has a BA with a major in Applied Art and Art History from Willamette University. She also studied at San Francisco State University, Academy of Art San Francisco and with Stanford University in Venice Italy. After years of study, she now creates her own style, pushing the envelope of innovation to make new sensations for the eye of the beholder. Creating different series keeps her imagination renewed. Read more


INTERVIEW: NAO SAKAMOTO

Interviews | October 18, 2020

With a background in film-making, interior architecture, and animation, Tokyo-based media artist Nao Sakamoto, also known as NAOWAO, explores hybrid worlds between the physical and the digital. She is intrigued by the way contemporary culture influences us human beings and believes it requires rethinking the relationship between ourselves and the world around us. Read more


Sign up for our Newsletter.

Enter your email to receive our latest updates!