S1.060 : A Language of Precision and Abstraction - Overture of Life : A Solo Exhibition by Shyu Ruey-Shiann / Lai, Hsiang-Ling (eds.) (Taipei : Dimension Endowment of Art : 1999)

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Title and Statement of Responsiblity

A Language of Precision and Abstraction - Overture of Life = 精確與抽象的語言 - 生命序曲 : A Solo Exhibition by Shyu Ruey-Shiann / Editor-in-Chief: Hsiang-Ling Lai
Curators: Cloudy Lin, Perng-Juh Shyong
Chinese Editing: Cloudy Lin, Perng-Juh Shyong
English Editing: Perng-Juh Shyong
Translation: Andrew Wilson, Shu-Wen Hsiao
Photography: Jui-Chung Yao, Ruey-Shiann Shyu, Meng-Hsin Chou
Art Design: Sunny Dance Art Planner
Printing: Jih Tung Printing Co., Ltd.

Summarization of Content

Exhibition catalogue published for Shyu Ruey-Shiann exhibition 'A Language of Precision and Abstraction - Overture of Life' held at the Dimension Endownment of Art, Taipei, Taiwan, 3 Jul - 14 Aug 1999. 

One of the major defining characteristics of Shyu Ruey-Shiann's work is the way in which he uses mechanical elements both as a creative media and as the focus of a deeper discussion concerning the meaning of life. For Shyu, machines are not just an extension of human body or sinew, to be used for the express purpose of completing daily tasks. Through artistic creation, machines can be infused with living memories and concern for life. The exhibition 'A Language of Precision and Abstraction: Overture to Life' stands as the best possible interpretation of the different characteristics identifiable in Shyu Ruey-Shiann's work.

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Publication/Production/Distribution Information

Taipei, Taiwan : Dimension Endowment of Art , 1999


33 pages 16 photographs (29.7cm x 22.9cm x 0.3cm)

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text , still image : unmediated

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CFCCA Library Classification schemeExhibitions literatureExhibitions by nationExhibitions - Taiwan
CFCCA Library Classification schemeExhibitions literatureExhibitions by dateExhibitions: 1990-1999
CFCCA Library Classification schemeExhibitions literatureSolo exhibitions

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