廖建忠 LIAO Chien-Chung
2021, timber, industrial coatings, dimensions variable
Coffee is a life’s necessity, yet it is more of an extension of consumer desire and an alternative symbol of consumer culture than we thought. Following his consistent creative context of “surface engineering” and “fakeology,” the artist built a coffee bar named CLABBUCKS at the C-LAB. This alluring space beckons, inviting the visitors to imagine themselves hanging out at the empty bar where they enjoy coffee and bask in the cultural ambience.
In this work, the artist not only responds to the public imagination of a cultural park, but also addresses its absolutely indispensable constituents. If consumer culture is the necessary commodity for a cultural park, does it imply that everything is fake but consumption?
藝術家介紹 About the Artist
廖建忠 1972 年生於臺灣臺北。初期以藝術團體「國家氧」的創作發表為主，之後個人以一系列命名為《表面工程法》的作品，試圖用一種模型擬仿的方式，模擬偽裝虛有其表的真實事物，試著對應當代生活的種種困境與問題。
LIAO Chien-Chung was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 1972. Early in his career, the artist presented his works in the name of the artist collective “Nation Oxygen.” Later, he produced a series of personal works titled Surface Engineering, tying to use models as the means to mimic real things that look impressive but are actually worthless, insofar as to cope with multifarious predicaments and problems in contemporary life.
指導單位 Supervisor｜文化部 Minister of Culture 主辦單位 Presenter｜臺灣當代文化實驗場 Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab