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ChengWei Chiang recently designed his recent solo exhibition, "Snapshot," held in Taipei, Taiwan at NUMBER NINE Exhibition Space. The Zen style set design was created by single lines on the ground and walls, framing the images and projects. In this exhibition, the contents were showcased in three categories: travel, humanity and self-discovery. Each category contains three photographs of related topic, taken by Chiang, who himself is also an interior designer based in Taiwan and New York. The images ultimately serve as inspirations to the conceptual projects he developed in New York, that were nominated by ASID in a portfolio competition in 2018.
The exhibition was deemed experimental because images were showcased on the ground. "To emphasize the connections between the images and design projects, I decided to create frames with single lines on the ground and walls, which turned the traditional wall-hang exhibition into a three-dimensional space experience," says Chiang. His artist's statement reads: "A memory snapshot could be a scene, or someone’s words, or other perceptions. What is different between the computer snapshot and memory snapshot is that when accessing memory snapshot, one will not lose other memories. For example, you can recall something in the past, then think of another thing, which leads to another. And those things might not be related. A human brain will automatically connect those unrelated things altogether. It is the nature of humans to have a storytelling mind and that is the story 'Snapshot' wants to tell the audience."
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