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One on One

Kacey Wong on Chen Shun-Chu

Family, memory, death and eternity

CHEN SHUN-CHU, King-Do Relic, 1996

Nine wooden sculptures with image-transferred tiles, each 192 x 32 cm.

Black-and-white installation view of “King-Do Relic” at IT Park Gallery, Taipei, 1996. Courtesy the artist.

At the time of writing this article, I was in Taiwan and fond memories of my artist friend, Chen Shun-Chu, had resurfaced.

Shun-Chu was soft-spoken, with a gentle smile, squarish face and big, black eyes that are difficult to forget. I had known him for close to 20 years; we…

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