Acrylic on canvas
80.0 x 57.0 x 4.5 (cm)
31.5 x 22.4 x 1.8 (inch)Chou Yu-Cheng Molyneux, 2014 Acrylic on canvas 57 x 80 x 4.5 cm When Chou Yu-Cheng was an artist-in-residence at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CCCA), Manchester, United Kingdom, he issued an open call for proposals to local artists. The open call resulted in a joint exhibition by twenty local artists at different ages, among whom was Geoff Molyneux (1951), the protagonist of this project. Molyneux studied art in Liverpool and lives currently in Manchester. After the one-day exhibition, Chou investigated the details of Molyneux’s career in art by visiting his atelier. The British artist who underwent the vicissitudes of the 1970s and 1980s gave Chou a rheological sense in terms of art and time. Such an inspiring resonance led to Chou’s idea of interpreting and representing the trajectory of Molyneux’ creations, since Molyneux has never held any retrospective exhibition on his own works. The mutual trust between Chou and Molyneux was gradually fostered after the presentation of the first-phase result at the CCCA. Chou was therefore entitled to reinterpret the whole set of Molyneux’ works. They continuously communicated with each other by email after Chou returned to Taiwan. Chou presented their communication with a cinematic scene adapted from realities, introducing the British artist to the Orient from another angle. The second-phase result of this project was displayed in an alternative retrospective exhibition at Taipei Fine Arts Museum.