Title / On Drawing:Apperceive of Liberation(Jiang Han Star Project2016—Young Artists Research Exhibition)
Curator / Lu Mingjun
Venue / Wuhan Art Museum|No. 2Baohua Street, Zhongshan Avenue , Wuhan, Hubei Province
Duration / 2016. 12. 13 -2017. 2. 9

Peng Yihsuan participates in the exhibition “Apperceive of Liberation” curated by Lu Mingjun at Wuhan Art Museum, which presents all of the works from his solo exhibition “Impermanent Marks” at A+ Contemporary this year with edited image prototypes displayed for the first time. The exhibition is on view through February 9th, 2017.

The exhibition is a project about “Drawing”. We have chosen the basic artistic perspective “Drawing” to revisit the waysin which artists establish contact with individuals and the world via their own languages. The exhibition is not intended to provide any theoretical thinking, but rather to present a state of perception, or even some liberated epidermis. Although each artist in the exhibition has his or her own problem awareness and perceptual logic (which could be about knowledge or may also involve culture/politics, including the art system itself), they share some “extreme” and even “arrogant” state in some sense. From curator’s perspective, this state is both an appearance of existence and will, and a cultural/political fact. On the other hand, it also constitutes our re-understanding and re-interpretation of “Drawing”—an artist’s basic work.


Courtesy of Peng Yihsuan,A+ Contemporary
Edited image prototype projected on Ghostinge

Peng Yihsuan samples images of the catastrophes through the years since he was born, outlining their visage with the ephemeral characteristic of whiteboard markers. As the woven images remain in a transient state of ambivalence, these fragments have converged to form a personal history of images, and embedded to become a collective experience of every individual.

Impermanent Marks
Marker, horizontal sliding whiteboard


“As we write and draw on a whiteboard, whichever mark presented on this surface is after all temporary, simply assuming the role of propelling individual thinking. With parallel evolution of the Internet in the ’90s, people have undergone various changes in ways of reading, thinking, and writing, and meanwhile developed a habit of skipping through the texts.

As with state of this sort, our individuality is, as if a whiteboard, such that constantly receives information from all directions and creates a hyperlink to our individual ways of comprehension.”

–Peng Yihsuan

Marker, double-sided whiteboard with movable stand

1997/1999 (Detail)
Marker, double-sided whiteboard with movable stand

Marker, whiteboard

Courtesy of Peng Yihsuan,A+Contemporary


AV Okubo; Alejandra Carles-Tolrá, Chen Wenbo, David Hornillos, Devlin Shea, Gong Jian, Harriet Rickard, He Xiangyu, Lou Shenyi,Miao Ying, Peng Yixuan, QiuXiaofei, Shen Han, Wei Hanbang, Xu Zhen


About Wuhan Art Museum

In 2008, Wuhan Art Museum moved to the new museum site where the former Kincheng Bank situated on Zhongshan Avenue, Hankou. Influential in Wuhan and even in Central China as a public art museum, Wuhan Art Museum is dedicated to keeping archives of contemporary and modern art and history via collecting, preserving, displaying, researching excellent contemporary fine art works, focusing on combing the local art fabric and also heartily communicating with other ethnic and national art. Wuhan Art Museum, young as it is, has attracted much attention with its vitality and flexibility among those counterparts in China.


Wuhan art museum of art collection, based on domestic, nearly, and contemporary works, has collected more than 1000 works. Its collection object is mainly contributes to the hubei fine arts history development, influential artists, both within and in the fine arts of influential HuBeiJi artist’s representative works and literature material, also includes active young artists in the field of contemporary art. Collection types include traditional Chinese painting, oil painting, watercolor, sculpture, photography, and other categories, initially formed collection system with local characteristics.


About Artist

Peng Yihsuan was born in 1990 in Taoyuan. Graduated from BA in Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts in 2011 and currently studying at the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of the Arts,Peng Yihsuan currently lives and works in Tainan. His selected solo exhibitions include: Impermanent Marks (A+ Contemporary, Shanghai , 2016), CANVAS (Xiang Er Art Space, Chungli , 2015),Youxian de xuxu (HOWL Space, Tainan, 2014) , The Image of Hope (Tainan National University of the Arts, Tainan, 2013), The Thousand of Pedestal (Taipei National University of the Arts Nan-Bei Gallery, Taipei, 2011). His selected group exhibitions include: On Drawing: Apperceive of Liberation (Jiang Han Star Project2016—Young Artists Research Exhibition) (Wuhan Art Museum, Wuhan, 2016), □ (organized by A+ Contemporary, Asia Art Center Taipei I + II, Taipei, 2016), 2016 Digital Art Curatorial Exhibition Program – A Beautiful Mistake?(National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, 2016),Huayu Youth Award nomination exhibition (Art Sanya, Hainan, 2015), Taipei Arts Awards (Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, 2015), Nice life? (Kunsthochschule Kassel, Kassel, Germany, 2015),Kaohsiung Awards (Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, 2015),Centrifuge (Polymer , Taipei, 2014), Transcoding: The Geography of Digital Images (Taiwan Digital Art and Information Center, Taipei, 2014), Make place for… (INART Space, Tainan, 2013). He was shortlisted for “Kaohsiung Awards”, “Taipei Arts Awards” and “3rdHuayu Youth Award” in 2015.