“Sik-tsui” means colour in Taiwanese. Colour is everywhere in our life. Different colours represent different culture and tradition on this island. The multiple culture around us creates an unique colourful scene. This exhibition focus on the connection between local and colours with the artists’ characters and interpretation. We invite the travellers to enter this “colourful” exhibition to experience the street culture, human networks, earth and scenery and to get inspired by the artworks, feelings, wordings and aesthetic.
Godkidlla Artist Statement（Text/ Godkidlla） Image that you can walk into the sea, take a close look at the sea, but feel it like mountains from a distance. Taiwan, as an island, most of us are descendants of immigrants. Over the years, the changes on the politics and the freedom of speech were not controlled by the public. The history has made Taiwan’s colonial culture more complicated and feel the mountains and sea like the strangers.
Our ancestors crossed over the sea to Taiwan; the new immigrants and us in now days crossed over the same sea to the lands. The destination might not be the same, but both of us are with the same worries, expectations or pressure.
I would like to record this move by depicting the mountains and the sea.
*Visitors Notice: As the exhibition is held on floors where guest rooms are located, please contact hotel’s front desk in the lobby on the 1st floor for a pass prior to your tour.
Image: 「向海望山」廖小子聯展，台南老爺行旅 - 6789 Gallery，台南，台灣 ‘Mountains and Sea’ Godkidlla Group Exhibition, The Place Tainan - 6789 Gallery, Tainan, Taiwan, 2020, image courtesy of The Place Tainan