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Works by the Artist
Other Works(Complexing Body - Doberman and Romeo)
Market Gate - Crane Pavilion
HOU I-Ting
NO. 20160304
Year 2010
Max Size
150 x 95 x 5 cm
Digital photograph with embroidery
Artwork Appreciation
HOU I-Ting’s artworks are investigations of diversity and co-existence between the visualized context of body and cultural symbols through public spaces. Market Gate-Crane Pavilion is inspired by the 1945 painting Shichangkou of LI Shih-Chiao, an artist who was active during Japanese Rule of Taiwan. This artwork recreates the conflicting aesthetic between a Shanghai girl and her surrounding environment. The Nishi Honganji Temple in Mengjia is used as the background of the photograph, while the artist wears an embroidered costume to create a unique aesthetic of anachronism. Icons and symbols of different cultures are inserted into an environment frequented by common people to investigate diverse co-existence of different cultural symbols from different times when the original stream of iconology has been severed.