Greater Taipei Biennial of Contemporary Art 2020 | Authentic World
A History of
2020 | 鋁版，尺寸依場地而定
Ji-Yi LIU, Jade KUO
2020 | Aluminum plate. Dimensions variable.
“What do you think if I try to make a piece of work that you had mentioned before for this exhibition?”
The artist, Ji-Yi LIU, proposed this hypothetical question to four friends of his. The mediocracy plan was inspired by them as LIU met them during his 7 or 8 years of professional career. These friends are in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s, and they proposed the idea of creating some artworks for LIU under different circumstances.
This piece uses ridiculing and mocking questions to form an “unfeasible” History of Mediocracy. The sincere confession and dialogue with the psychological counsellor are displayed on the walls of the house. By using the fictional characters of narratives, the actual conversation can be either reconstructed or fictionalized once again, demonstrating the possible impossibility, the concerns about art, about waiting and about hesitation, as well as the pain resulting from rejection.