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Shen Chao Liang

Shen Chao Liang

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Palais des congrès de Montréal

Photography

STAGE

Biography

Shen Chao-Liang, born in Taiwan, in 1968, has dedicated to feature photography since 1993, starting from his early works of Reflections of Nan-Fang-Ao (2001) to the latter series of YULAN Magnolia Flower (2008), Tsukiji Fish Market (2010) , STAGE (2011) , SINGERS & STAGES (2013) and Taiwanese Vaudeville Troupes (2016) . His works focuse on social landscapes and life conditions in Taiwan. Shen won awards in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, China, and the USA. His works have been exhibited in more than 20 countries across Asia, Europe and Americs.

Artistic project : STAGE

The three independent creations STAGE (2001), SINGERS & STAGES (2013) and Taiwanese Vaudeville Troupes (2016) are forming a whole photographic project related to performing groups in the form of cabarets ensembles in Taiwan. Since 1993, those troupes employ stage trucks that can be converted, much like a transformer robot, into complete stages featuring psychedelic LED lights and thundering speakers. STAGE is about those trucks morphing into dream making machines for the gathering crowd, while the SINGERS&STAGES shows singers who run from show to show, singing and dancing. Taiwanese Vaudeville Troupes finally aim to put “faces” on this industry, a  fast disappearing rural culture in the modernization of the society while it being part of the of collective memories of the Taiwanese people.

Audioguide : listen to the artist’s reflexion on the theme « Play and Distraction »

 

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© Shen Chao Liang

 

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