Chia-En Jao Backseat Boulevard

Guo Juan considers the representation of Taipei’s local histories, from a national memorial to a Shinto shrine

By Guo Juan

Taxi, 2016, video, 79 min 32 sec. Courtesy the artist and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

TKG+, Taipei 6 May – 25 June Chia-En Jao’s latest solo exhibition comprises three works, including Taxi (2016), a work commissioned by the Guggenheim Museum in New York, in which the Taiwanese artist asks Taipei taxi drivers to take him to various locations of historical significance – for instance, the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall – while he steers their conversations towards politics. Sometimes the artist is lucky and has a productive dialogue; at other times he is given the cold…

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