The Covid-19 pandemic has reinforced deep-seated inequalities in the world, it has exacerbated the precarious living and working conditions of so many of the global population and has made us feel fundamentally vulnerable. Under Covid-19 we have experienced intense fear and uncertainty. The exhibition Phit-Nan-So—Sutzraum explores questions such as: fear of mortality and the fragility of life, uncertainty about future challenges that we may have to face—existential forces that trigger our primal fears, cost us valuable strength and energy, and often leave us powerless and in a state of shock. Choreographer Shang-Chi Sun and visual artist Chaong-Wen Ting, both of whom live in Taipei and Berlin, address the term “home” from their own idiosyncratic perspective. They call their joint work for Kunstfest Weimar at the Bauhaus-Museum Weimar Phit-Nan-So—Schutzraum; the title refers to “place of refuge” or indeed “home”. In this installation visual arts, performance and music enter a dialogue in a very modern Bauhaus sense. The exhibition was part of Kunstfest Weimar 2020 and was held at Bauhaus-Museum Weimar.
- ClientIDOLONSTUDIO (Union of European Asian Artists)
- CuratorChun-chi Wang
- ArtistsTing Chang-Wen, Kang Ya-Chu, Chiu Chen-Hung (Installations) & Audrey Chen, Yuko Kaseki, Shingo Inao, Dominique Baron-Bonarjee (Performances)
- AutorsChun-chi Wang, Julia Gwendolyn Schneider
- FundingMinistry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C (Taiwan) Kulturabteilung der Taipeh Vertretung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, and Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government
- VenueDiakonie Landgut Holzdorf, Kunstfest Weimar