NCKU Art Center presents the solo exhibition 'Traumatic Landscapes, Cognitive Maps, and Memory Architecture' by Liu Yunyi
The exhibition showcases a series of themes through photography and watercolor painting, delving into the interrelations between architecture, space, memory, history, subconsciousness, colonization, and cultural hybridity. The borderlines and sensations of East Germany have always held a strong allure for Liu Yunyi, who once studied there. Hence, the genesis of her exhibition work traces back to imagery captured in the ruins of Germany, expanding to encompass recent themes of war-torn landscapes.
The 'Vanishing Portraits' series, as a starting point, explores the evolution of street architecture over time – structures that, due to functional decline, transform into ruins or recede from view. These transformations represent stories of the past, as buildings carry with them time, history, culture, and memory. Liu Yunyi masterfully intertwines memory, landscape, and architectural space through imagery.
Utilizing portrait-style visual expression, Liu Yunyi captures buildings and landscapes from various angles and times, then collages and edits them. Through authentic imagery, she presents stories embedded in architecture and the projections of her own imagination. The exhibition comprises several series, including 'Failed Architecture,' 'Delayed Trauma,' 'Historical Landscapes,' 'Sinking Memories,' 'Colonial Ghosts,' and 'Vanishing Portraits.' Liu Yunyi hopes that through her recorded, deconstructed, and contextualized exhibition pieces, viewers can sense her current state of mind and find points of resonance and connection with her artworks.
Exhibition Title: 'Traumatic Landscapes, Cognitive Maps, and Memory Architecture - Solo Exhibition by Liu Yunyi'
Exhibition Period: May 9th, 2023 - June 16th, 2023 (9:30 AM - 5:00 PM, closed on Sundays and national holidays)
Exhibition Venue: NCKU Art Space (1st Floor, Student Activity Center, NCKU Guangfu Campus)
Organizer: NCKU Art Center
The exhibition 'Traumatic Landscapes, Cognitive Maps, and Memory Architecture - Solo Exhibition by Liu Yunyi,' curated by the National Cheng Kung University Art Center, is currently on display at the NCKU Art Space.
This exhibition features multiple thematic series presented through the mediums of photography and watercolor painting. We invite the public to come and experience the exhibition.