Cultural Taiwan Forum 2019: The Social Landscape and the Cultural Expansion in Shen Chao-Liang’s Works

Presenter: Shen Chao-Liang, photographer, curator, and Adjunct Associate Professor of National Taiwan University of Arts
Moderator: Roan Ching-yueh, Professor of Yuan Ze University, architect, author, and curator.
Time: 2019/11/16 (Sat.) 14:30-16:30
Place: National Taiwan Museum–Nanmen Park, The White Palace (No. 1, Sec. 1, Nanchang Rd., Zhongzheng Dist., Taipei City)

“Photography”, being a visual carrier and exhibition form, may be the best medium for cultural expansion as it needs not linguistic wordings that creates an identification barrier of reading and listening. For two decades, the creator Shen Chao-Liang has recorded the particular societal local landscape s through different long-term projects and photographic approaches. From theme-based documentary photography to contemporary art, what roles do Shen Chao-Liang and his photographic creations of cultural expansion process play? How can you verify and interpret the historical contexts, social meanings, and the relationship between the photographer and the ones being photographed through the lens? Welcome to the lecture to feel the power of photographic creations.