‘Horseman on the Roof’ group show is now open!
An idealistic revolutionary and an indomitably fearless soldier of noble character who had to go into exile for some time due to a duel. The journey home took him to Provence, unexpectedly he found the region ravaged by a cholera epidemic, in which one village spread to another, devastated and corpses all over the field. The lockdown, the isolation, the fear and the agonizing deaths of the victims.
The inhabitants of one village are convinced that someone is infecting their water deliberately. To escape the mob, he climbs onto the roof of a nearby building, where he is forced to spend the night, with a street tabby for company, as well as stumbles upon the leading actress of the story……
The Horseman on the Roof is a 1951 French novel by Jean Giono;
In 1995, it was made into a film of the same name. It is also the curatorial concept for an exhibition being organized in our gallery rooftop-space this year.
Just like flipping through a novel, you must read it chapter by chapter, slowly. Or, like a jigsaw puzzle. The picture will not be complete until every piece appears in place. In this exhibition, the eight unique works will be revealed in the rooftop-space one by one.
The first artwork is by Wang Yu Song who has built a miniature city by using empty styrofoam boxes, cement, bricks, grasses, and discarded wooden boards. The first version of this work was titled “Hills, Distribution Centers, Fishing Nets, Fish Cargo, Birds, Port” and exhibited at the KEELUNG CIAO 2020.
It is about dismantling, shifting, restructuring, and being reborn.
Enjoy the artwork from the character’s perspective
You are welcome to walk up the stairs
.It requires a bit of patience, but let the art reflect on your feelings.
YIRI ARTS 伊日藝術計劃
時間｜Tue. – Sat. 13:00 – 19:00 週日、一休館