18個個展 18 Solo Exhibitions

The 金門碉堡藝術館 Bunker Museum of Contemporary Art a gallery located in old artillery bunkers on Kinmen, opened its exhibition 18個個展 18 Solo Exhibitions yesterday, getting write-ups from both eTaiwan News and Non-Starving Artists.

Artists were first invited to conduct field work on Kinmen then decide the parameters of their projects. The exhibition also includes the participation of pupils from local elementary schools, some of whom used a decommissioned tank to create an installation piece.

Yin Ling, an actress who has published several albums of erotic images, will stage erotic performances on a bed inside the bunker with two human bone sculptures, one representing Chairman Mao Zedong (毛澤東), the other Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石).

Shen Yuan’s work ‘Speaker Tea’ was inspired by a large megaphone on the Fujian China coast that was used for years by the Chinese government to broadcast liberation campaign propaganda across the Strait towards Kinmen and greater Taiwan. Shen replicated the megaphone and added a giant tongue over the top of the bunker to signify the messages it formerly dispensed. The bunker housing Shen Yuan’s work is also the only exhibiting bunker which is still surrounded by a mine field.