- Event Time
- Tue.-Sat. 11:00~ 19:00
- Event Location
- B1, No. 88, Yanchang Rd., Xinyi Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C
SZETO Keung’s studio in Soho was a must-go spot for Taiwanese artists visiting New York City. SZETO was always welcoming, taking them out for meals, hanging out, visiting exhibitions and galleries. He also offered help whenever he could and guided younger artists, many of whom had developed a life-long age-transcendent friendship with him. The Chinese title of the exhibition is derived from SZETO Keung’s signature Cantonese accent. Causailou (湊細路) means taking care of younglings; loujaugei (老友記) refers to a group of good friends hanging out together. To these younger generation artists, SZETO Keung was like an older brother/mentor who gave them guidance like a beacon in their life in a foreign land and also in their creations.
Seven Taiwanese artists are featured alongside the late artist in this exhibition. Some were under his tutelage when SZETO was an artist-in-residence at the Taipei National University of the Arts, while some met this textbook-worthy artist during their artist residency in the Big Apple. They never got the chance to stage an exhibition with SZETO, making this opportunity all the more meaningful. Through artworks, they express their gratitude as they cherish their memories with SZETO. YAO Jui-Chung’s Hedonist: The Immortal of SZETO Keung tell how much they are missing SZETO. HUANG Yen Ying’s After the END depicts a long-awaited still life using leftover oil paint. HUANG Hai-Hsin’s One of Those New York Nights shows a group of people gathering in SZETO’s studio and having a blast. SU Hui-Yu’s Stilnox Home Video: The Midnight Hours alludes to the intimate memory of how the two of them were suffering form insomnia. In addition, works are created to document their memories of SZETO. Liang-Pin TSAO’s A Recollection of Szeto Keung is a collage of photographs of SZETO’s works combined with photographic prints and his image creation. CHIU Chao-Tsai’s Clockwork Pattern—Up and Down is a metaphor for SZETO pure creations and his life like clockwork. The shot in CHEN Ching-Yao’s Papatzul, Soho (“I ♥ NY” Series) was taken at a restaurant right next to SZETO’s studio.
Through these works, the artists recreate the SZETO Keung they hold dear and pay tribute to this wonderful “older brother” who lives on in their hearts.