Bastian Hoffmann is a German artist who creates sculptures, installations and videos. He is interested in conceptual analysis of common objects and everyday situations. Issues such as the cosmos, natural phenomena and the familiar, the traditional object are guided by him ad absurdum.
Chen An-An is a sculptor and installation artist based in Taiwan. Her recent works revolve around the loss of LGBTQ individuals – to mourn their loss and how they become forgotten by society. Through making art, she explores ways of expressing loss and reconsiders how gender/sexual discrimination in Taiwanese society is rendered invisible.
In An-An’s recent exhibitions, she investigates the interwoven contradictory relations between her own desires and the social system, and examines how her sexual orientation, within a context of cross-cultural transition, space and language, affects the free expression, repression and restraint of her passion/lust. Our sexual identities walk across these ambiguous and vague spaces. Her sculptural installations, which create uncanny atmospheres, raise the question: what kind of space is a sanctuary for our ambiguous identities?