17 Oct.,2020 – 05 Dec.,2020
張恩慈 CHANG En-Tzu
Moments that are shining,
times that are helpless,
winter days with dazzling smiles,
nights with broken hearts,
days fighting courageously,
how are you?
Demonstrating the soft yet firm strength, the needle used to sew and the densely distributed thread represent intricately and softly the thousand-year-old stories that are indistinctly near and far. During the creative process, I carefully stitched the shiny stories page after page, utilizing vocabularies of different soft materials, signs and symbols aplenty across the work, some cute, some sharp. Sometimes the embroidery floss is left hanging casually, sometimes the numerous balls of thread knotted over and again intentionally inverted, could they be hidden dangers? Or are they blossoms scattered like the night stars? With continuous poking, sewing, and embroidering, the sharp needle puncturing the fabric as if stitching amidst blood, sewing together the imagination and reality, the scar and hope.
CHANG En-Tzu (b. 1983~)
Born in Kaohsiung, awarded the 25th Kaohsiung Award in 2008, CHANG graduated with master’s degree from Department of Fine Arts at National Kaohsiung Normal University in 2009.
CHANG was an artist in-residence at Watermill Village in Long Island, New York in 2009. Awarded the Special Jury Prize for the open call for Louis Vuitton’s cultural space in Taipei in 2010. Invited by Mori Art Museum in Japan to participate in the 10th anniversary exhibition in 2013, CHANG is the only Taiwan artist invited to take part in the exhibition. In 2015, she was invited as resident artist at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.