Can Anyone Be an Artist?
26 - 28 April 2019
You're invited to join us for dinner at one of the oldest artist-run spaces in Taipei, IT Park. The topic is about how artists make art. A behind-the-scenes look at what artists do and how they do it. Some artists will attend to do some story-telling, while we eat hot pot and enjoy a range of beverages. Some artists will perform as well. The best part is that every guest will receive a handbook of 20+ pages that artists have prepared as an instructional. All of the pages are based on their idea of how they might go about making artworks. "Do it" is part contemporary art manual, part cookbook, part do-it-yourself kit. Those how-to pages of instructions may be funny, or conceptual, or practical. With "Do It" in hand, you will be able to make a work of (someone else's) art yourself.
＊Why does THE STUDIO start the "Do it" project?
"Do it" is an ongoing project started by the well-known curator Hans Ulrich Obrist in 1993. The project has brought artists together in many different countries since then. Obrist was concerned with how exhibition formats could be rendered more flexible and open-ended. "Do it" instruction page is open to being realized in multiple forms and constantly produced anew in its execution. And we would like to bring up a question which is that "If any individuals follow the instructions to make art, can they identify themselves as artists?".
Cuisine: A corner by Haven 宅斜槓料理
Artists: TAIWAN Brian, Chen Chien-Jung, Yuan HuiLi, Wayne Hsieh, Fu HauShiuan, Salt TY Chiang, Gordon Fan, Hsu Jui-Chien, Enid Kao, Hsu Ting, Raúl Gasque,
Chien-Yi Chen, Ivan Liu, Ariana Lombardi, Canon Germain, Hank Cheng,
Peng Yi-Hsuan, Christopher Adams, Ian Hsieh, Morgan B., Lu XueZheng,
Mike Chan, Cheng WenTzong