Now Open: Gallery Xue / London!
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Twenty years ago I was born in Taipei to an absentee father and an artist mother. Presently I attend University in London and curate a modest art gallery. Today Gallery Xue / Taipei is joined by a sister gallery, Gallery Xue London. Both locations celebrate the work of artists who ask uncomfortable questions about art, life, and culture here in the 21t century.
What is Intermedia art? There are different definitions and I was surprised to learn the term is older than I thought. Wikipedia says the term is from the 60’s and the 1st degree program came in 1968 when the University of Iowa offered an Intermedia MFA. Their graduates include Ana Mendieta and Charles Ray. They talk about the Fluxus-era confusion of remixing drawing with poetry (visual poetry) or painting with theater (performance art). Perhaps what they were thinking of as “Intermedia” in the 60’s is what we call Remix Culture today. I do like this juxtaposition, still, defining “Intermedia” this way has a lot of overlap with “Multi-Media” or even “Mixed-Media.”
Gallery Xue is an Intermedia gallery. The aspects of culture explored by the artists we exhibit are wide, united by a common compulsion to ask uncomfortable questions. We are less interested in commodities, and more interested in disrupting culture.