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Tina Keng Gallery

Yuan Goang-ming

Before Memory 

YUAN GOANG-MING, Disappearing Landscape – Passing II, 2011, three-channel video installation with sound,

 9 min, 400 x 1155 x 880 cm. Courtesy Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei. 

There is little doubt that the video works in Yuan Goang-ming’s recent exhibition “Before Memory” represent high technical achievements—but are they achievements as art? With newness as an oversold virtue in contemporary arts nowadays, and with technological fetishism as a dominant force in contemporary culture, one has to ask the question cautiously.

The 46-year-old Yuan is…

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