【Artist News】Yi-Hsin Tzeng: Spectrosynthesis - Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now

Date | 2017/09/09-2017/11/05
Venue | MOCA Taipei
Cutator | Sean C. S. Hu



Spectrosynthesis - Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now responds to this historical wave of our time and is the first survey exhibition featuring LGBTQ issues in Asia. Through artistic critique that prioritizes concept, the exhibition aims to serve as an intermediate for a dialogue about diverse issues in society, allowing people upholding different ideas and principles to create enthusiastic and positive relationships through different forms of interaction. 


Yi-Hsin Tzeng's artworks:

Liberty Leading People appropriates French Romantic artist Eugène Delacroix's masterpiece created in 1830. In the original painting, the woman standing high in the middle symbolizes Liberty, waving the national flag of France and leading people to freedom and victory. In Tzeng's photograph, the national flag are replaced with a rainbow flag for marriage equality and of Taiwan Alliance to Promote Civil Partnership Rights, demonstrating LGBTQ community's pursuit of freedom.

Liberty Leading People》Digital Print, 110x150cm, 2016


Olympia imitates Édouard Manet's homonymous masterpiece created in 1865. When Manet painted his painting, the society adored "elegant style," "the idealized beauty of the human form," or mythological figures; Manet was severely criticized for depicting the human body in a truthful manner. Therefore, "Olympia is a declaration of war. It displays in front of people's eyes a new approach to observe things as well as a new approach to depict what has been observed." Tzeng represents Manet's spirit and creates a different perspective to view Olympia and to reflect upon the predicaments and issues involved in contemporary LGBTQ equal rights movement.

Olympia》Digital Print, 110x152cm, 2014



 More exhibition info:

Spectrosynthesis - Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now
Artists | Jimmy Ong, Wang Liang-Yin, Jun-Jieh Wang, Wang Haiyang, Xi Ya Die, Hou Chun-Ming, Chen Chien-Pei, Hsi Shih-Pin, Tao Hui, Shiy De-Jinn, Chuang Chih-Wei, Wu Tsang, Tzeng Yi-Hsin, Martin Wong, Ming Wong, Tseng Kwong Chi, Samson Young, Yan Xing, Wen Hsin, Ho Tam, Su Hui-Yu, Fu-sheng Ku