Born in Tai-Chung, Yunyi Liu obtained her BFA from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2005, Diploma (equivalent to MFA) from Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle in Germany in 2010, and Meisterschülerin, the highest artist diploma from Burg Giebichenstein in 2014. Between 2011 and 2014, Liu held residencies in internationally renowned art villages such as Berlin, Jena and Schwalenberg in Germany, as well as Istanbul, Turkey and Taipei Artist Village. Moreover, Liu received S-An Aesthetics Award (Plastic Arts category) from S-An Cultural Foundation in 2013 and Next Art Tainan from Cultural Affairs Bureau, Tainan City Government in 2015. Her works were also acquired by the Artbank of Ministry of Culture. She currently lives and works in Taipei and Germany.
The artist is interested in how spatial transformation affects human psychology. By shooting abandoned, uninhabited buildings in different cities, historical and cultural contexts, she connects the collapsing architectural spaces and people’s emotional memories. The slowly changing space has materialized the subsequent histories. Most of these degraded buildings are completely isolated and unreachable, where the time ceases and the space loses its vitality. However, Liu sees the ruins as the complex of memory carriers, historical monuments and time and space of the past. Through the creation of images, the meanings of vanished spaces are elevated, and the values are transformed. It reopens the possibility of conversation between the abandoned space, city, and history. Therefore the reborn of another layer of meaning could be found among the decays.
When: 18 Dec 2015 – 21 Feb 2016 10:00-17:00
Where: Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts