Taipei: Jun 27 — Jul 27 2020

Press Release

Wangsim is glad to announce “Martin Parr”, a solo exhibition of the renowned British photographer. In collaboration with Art Space by THE STUDIO Taiwan, the project pays homage to the artist’s oeuvre blending social satires with the kaleidoscope of modern life.

The presentation features two of the most outstanding series of the artist, Bored Couples and Common Sense created in 1990s. In Bored Couples, Parr examined a random sample of relationships in his project. Often depicting sense of disconnection, vacant eyes, and silence after dinner between the woman and the man, Parr pinpoints boredom and monogamy, the two ideas ingrained like memories in our collective consciousness. At the main time, the viewers also are given the opportunity to explore the veracity of the caption – is the boredom staged for the sake of art? Or is the stagnant relationship fully exposed and processed by the pictures? Often intending to “create friction out of photographs”, the artist sheds light on human interactions of many kinds and the audience of the exhibition bounds to view the series with a fresh perspective when momentarily, lives both inside and outside of the frame shriek to a full stop this year.