MAM Screen 019: The Dawn of Taiwanese Video Art in the 1980s-1990s (Screening)

2024.4.24 [Wed] - 9.1 [Sun]

This screening focuses on the activities of Taiwanese pioneers who created works of art using the latest video technology in the 1980s and 1990s. MAM Screen 019: The Dawn of Taiwanese Video Art in the 1980s-1990s (Screening) and MAM Research 010: The Dawn of Taiwanese Video Art in the 1980s-1990s (Exhibition) bring together the essence of Rewind: Video Art in Taiwan 1983-1999, a large scale exhibition that featured Taiwanese video art pioneers and was held at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei in 2015.

Taiwanese video art first emerged in 1983-1984. In 1983, Kuo I-Fen created the first video installation in the Taiwanese art scene for the University of Tsukuba (Ibaraki, Japan) master’s degree entrance examination during her studies in Japan. Later that year, Kao Chung-Li showed a work using a surveillance camera and a monitor in his own photography exhibition in Taipei. It is said that Chen Chieh-Jen created a video work referring to the surveillance society during the same period.

Subsequently, leading artists of the current Taiwanese art scene, such as Wang Jun-Jieh and Yuan Goang-Ming, began creating video works. Toward the end of the 20th century, expression had diversified and the number of artists working with video increased.

In MAM Screen 019, five works are screened in chronological order. To highlight the diversity of Taiwanese video art, the program includes works with social messages and references to mass media as well as those incorporating experimental video techniques and documenting performance.

Works Screened

1. Hung Su-Chen, East/West, 1984/1987, 3 min. 31 sec., Collection: M+, Hong Kong

2. Yuan Goang-Ming, On the Way Home, 1989, 13 min. 29 sec.

3. Wang Jun-Jieh, Killer Girl, Odyssee III, 1990, 10 min.

4. Chen Cheng-Tsai, Toll of a bell, 1994-1995, 2 min. 40 sec.

5. Lin Chun-Chi, Das Glas II (The Glass II), 1997, 9 min. 14 sec.

Screenings last approximately 40 minutes in total and begin at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00.
* The last screening begins at 16:00 on Tuesdays (excluding April 30, and August 13), as the museum closes at 17:00.

Notice about MAM Screen 019

Due to some programs and events scheduled, the screening may be temporarily unavailable during the time-frame as below.

- 11:45-22:00, Wednesday, April 24, 2024
- 15:00-22:00, Thursday, April 25, 2024
- 16:00-22:00, Friday, April 26, 2024
- 14:00-19:00, Thursday, May 23, 2024
- 10:00-18:00, Sunday, May 26, 2024

* Please note that unavailable dates and times may be added.

Hung Su-Chen East/West
Hung Su-Chen
Video, color, sound
3 min. 31 sec.
Collection and Photo courtesy: M+, Hong Kong
Yuan Goang-Ming On the Way Home
Yuan Goang-Ming
On the Way Home
Video, color, sound
13 min. 29 sec.
Wang Jun-Jieh Killer Girl, Odyssee III
Wang Jun-Jieh
Killer Girl, Odyssee III
Video, color, sound
10 min.
Chen Cheng-Tsai Toll of a bell
Chen Cheng-Tsai
Toll of a bell
Video, color, sound
2 min. 40 sec.
Lin Chun-Chi Das Glas II (The Glass II)
Lin Chun-Chi
Das Glas II (The Glass II)
Video, color, sound
9 min. 14 sec.
Photo: Sandra Liessmann
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MAM Screen 019: The Dawn of Taiwanese Video Art in the 1980s-1990s (Screening)

Notice Regarding Photography and Filming in the Galleries

At the exhibition MAM Screen 019: The Dawn of Taiwanese Video Art in the 1980s-1990s (Screening) you may take photographs/film of artworks under the following conditions.

When taking photographs/filming (if allowed):

  • Do NOT touch the artworks.
  • Be careful NOT interfere with other visitors’ enjoyment of the museum.
  • Do NOT use flash lighting.
  • Do NOT use tripods and selfie sticks.
  • Filming, where allowed, must be limited to one minute maximum.

When using photographs/videos taken of the exhibition:

  • Photographs/videos may be used for non-commercial purposes only. Photographs/videos may NOT be used for commercial purposes.
  • Photographs/videos may NOT be altered in any ways.
  • The conditions above are licensed under the Creative Commons License. When uploading photographs/videos for blogs or any other photo-sharing services, please make sure to display the photograph along with such credits as below.


Artist’s name and work title: Lin Chun-Chi Das Glas II (The Glass II)
This photograph/video is licensed under “Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivative Works 4.0 International.”

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* Beware that they may infringe on that person’s right of portrait if photographs/videos that include other museum visitors are made public.

About “MAM Screen”

Since first appearing in the 1960s, video art has progressed in leaps and bounds alongside innovations in video technology. Amid the proliferation of multimedia video installations in recent years, the “MAM Screen” program showcases outstanding single-channel video works from around the world.

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