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Chih-Chien Wang

When the Shadows Change Colour / Quand les ombres changent de couleur

Curator_Sylvain Campeau
From November 8, 2014 to February 1, 2015


Chih-Chien Wang is interested in the makeup of personal identity. Notes taken during his wanderings, found objects presented as still lifes, as images of the self, the other, or of the urban environment are all elements of his work that demonstrate to what extent images set up and define who we are, and who we believe ourselves to be. The resulting constructions reveal the fragile nature of these representations of the self.

Photography and video – and their placement within installations – are the tools of choice with which Wang captures fleeting impressions and translates them into a nuanced and minimalist stage play.

The exhibition presented at EXPRESSION, When the Shadows Change Colour / Quand les ombres changent de couleur, addresses a strange phenomenon. What do we know of the people we run into in the street, in our everyday comings and goings? Chih-Chien Wang explores this singular relationship to the other, one that is based both on a lack of knowledge, and on the moment when a glimpse is caught. To these notes – a testament to fleeting epiphanies, those brief moments where the other seems to reveal himself – Wang adds video works, including a double projection that presents the results of a consensual intrusion into the personal spaces and routines of the users of Montreal's Parc La Fontaine.

Guided tour Saturday, November 8 at 2pm.
Vernissage Saturday, November 8 at 3pm.

EXPRESSION will be closed during the holidays, from December 22, 2014 to January 5, 2015 inclusive.