Public Program

Artist Talk: Jun Yang – The Monograph Project

26, Jan, 2016 (Tue) 18:00

Offsite Art Sonje

Artist Talk: Jun Yang – The Monograph Project

The Offsite Art Sonje is pleased to present Jun Yang’s artist talk about his new publication project. In 2015, the artist published three books—June YoungYang Jun, and Tun Yang—which are the first half of The Monograph Project, consisting of six volumes. Volumes 4-6 will be published in 2017. While a “monograph” normally refers to a detailed written account of a single subject, Jun Yang’s Monograph Project is written by several authors including the artist himself, and the six volumes use different titles, formats, and designs. Even his name is spelled differently or incorrectly. At the upcoming talk, Jun Yang will introduce the new project and discuss the issues with monograph and biographical writing and the questions of identity.

About the Artist
Jun Yang is an artist based in Vienna, Taipei, and Yokohama. His works encompass various media—including film, installation, performance, and projects in public space—and have been exhibited in Gwangju Biennale 2012, Taipei Biennale 2008, Liverpool Biennale 2006, 51st Biennale di Venezia 2005, and Manifesta 4 in 2002, among others. He is a co-founder of the Taipei Contemporary Art Center, which emerged from a project he initiated at the Taipei Biennale 2008. With his brother Tie Yang and friend Dong Ngo, Jun Yang also founded the restaurant/bar ra’mien in 2002 and the ra’mien go chain in 2012. Most recently, Jun Yang and his partners opened mitte Café and Gyoza Brothers in Vienna. The artist is represented by Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna; Vitamin Creative Space, Beijing and Guangzhou; and ShugoArts, Tokyo.

About the Offsite Art Sonje Program
The Art Sonje Center initiates the Offsite Art Sonje Program in January 2016 to continue the museum’s educational role and extend its program venue while the Center is temporarily closed for renovation. Located near the Center, the Offsite Art Sonje hosts talk events on the last Wednesday of each month until the Center reopens in the fall. Its large window wall permits passersby to peer inside the space, blurring the line between inside and outside. The Offsite Art Sonje Program hopes to offer unique and meaningful experiences of museum programs to both the participants and the onlookers.

26, Jan, 2016 (Tue) 18:00
Offsite Art Sonje
Jun Yang
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Art Sonje Center
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* The artist will speak in English. No translation provided.
* Due to the Art Sonje Center’s renovation, this program will be held in the Offsite Art Sonje.