Exhibition title / Taoist Trinity Fairyland
Duration /2018.07.27 – 2018.09.23
Curator / Luo Xiuzhi
Venue / Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts,1 Hsueh-Yuan Rd.,Peitou,Taipei 112.

Artist Kao Jun Honn’s solo exhibition “Taoist Trinity Fairyland” is on view at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts until September 23rd. The exhibition features artist’s archival manuscripts of his ongoing ethnographic art project “Topa (Great Leopard) Project”, as well as his latest video piece “Taoist Trinity Fairyland”. Relating to an actual event of indiscriminate construction of a Taoist temple on the top of Toad Mountain in Sanxia District, the project intends to reinvent the spaces for the Toad Mountain area, opening up a site that oscillates in between reality and the imagination.

Taoist Trinity Fairyland ”Exhibition stills. Courtesy of artist and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts.

Based on the area around Toad Mountain and the Topa Creek, Kao Jun Honn employs the advance of the defense line of the frontier guard in the Topa event as the axis, continues to travel through the historical time and space of the annihilation of the Topa Community and the actual time and space of the indiscriminately-constructed “Taoist Trinity Fairyland”. Moreover, the artist uses documentary research, field investigation, image production, writing, and artistic action as detectors, measuring instruments, and mapping devices to re-explore, re-calibrate, and re-map a critical, autonomous, and emancipatory spectrum of topographical landscape.

Taoist Trinity Fairyland ”Exhibition stills. Courtesy of artist and Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts.

About Artist

Kao Jun Honn was born in 1973 in Taiwan. Graduated in 1998 from Taipei National University of the Arts with a BA in Fine Arts, and in 2017 from Tainan National University of the Arts with a PhD in Art Creation and Theory. Whose artistic practice mainly focuses on issues about the contemporary society, space, politics, and history thought the forms of video art, physical practice, and writing. Kao Jun Honn currently lives and works in Taipei. His solo exhibitions include: Taoist Trinity Fairyland (Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 2018), Abandoned Path: A Creator’s Geopolitical Method (A+ Contemporary project, Taipei, 2017), Overtime in Tokyo (Amateur’s Revolt, Tokyo, 2015), Daddy Taught Me How to Behave (Bamboo Curtain Studio, Taipei, 2010), PassPlatform of Friends (Auditorium of Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture, Taipei, 2008), Waiting for Germany at Liumaoan (Taipei MOMA Gallery, Taipei, 2005), The Home Project, Fond Memories Too Far (Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, 2006). His group exhibitions include: Frontier: Re-assessment of Post-Globalisational Politics( OCAT Institute, Beijing, 2018; OCAT, Shanghai, 2017), Taipei Biennial 2016: Gestures and archives of the present, genealogies of the future (Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, 2016), Asia Triennial ManchesterHarmonious Society (Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, 2015), GesturesBody Arts Stories (Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, 2015), Ghosts return Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition (Hong-gah Museum, Taipei, 2014), The 12th Taishin Arts Award Exhibition (Museum of National Taipei University of Education, Taipei, 2014), Trading Futures (Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, 2012), Forum Biennial of Taiwanese Contemporary Art 2010 (Taipei Contemporary Art Center, Taipei, 2010), Empty Fields A Dialogue Between Contemporary Art and Contemporary Philosophy (National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 2006), New Taiwanese The Testimony of Digital Image (Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, 2005), In a Relationship! Taiwan and China Contemporary Performance Art (Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei; Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, 2005).