Taipei Fine Arts Museum transformed into a nightclub by an artist | Taiwan News
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwanese new media artist Luo Jr-shin (羅智信) has turned part of the third floor of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) into a nightclub for a solo exhibition to be held for three months, until November 28.
One of the artists featured annually by TFAM, Luo’s show is titled “Like a Urinal in a Nightclub” and features large-scale installations and paintings, using broken snail shells as coloring materials. . Through the space installations, the artist presents an immersive experience to the public with sounds, smoke and light.
The Taipei-based artist draws inspiration from everyday objects and his practice of capturing the unstable, illusory and delusional moments of everyday life is on display. When he loses track of time in this labyrinthine space, Luo tries to attract the audience and take a step forward.
The theme of the nightclub is of personal interest to Luo. “Nightclubs are places where people and all kinds of materials are exchanged. There are a lot of metaphors hidden in the show,” Luo said.
A 3D print shows garbage and cigarette-like objects, while Luo also tackles serious topics like drug addiction and the queer culture of underground nightclubs. With humor, his philosophy of life and his jokes are written in cigarette rolling papers.
In the work titled “Water, Malt, Hop, Rice, Yeast”, where the ground is sticky, he recreates a typical nightclub scene where revelers spill their drinks. It’s his way of reminding people of a certain moment in their life.
“Don’t hesitate to flirt with others,” jokes the artist. “Remember to pick up the ‘cigarettes’ off the floor and look inside. It can be a shock.”
(Taiwan News, photos by Lyla Liu)