Wu-Chi-Tsung, Landscape in the Mist 001, 2012
Supported by Taiwan’s Ministry of Culture, a new partnership programme with the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester) and Site Gallery (Sheffield) will deliver a series of exhibitions across the country to bring about the first UK solo showcase of work by acclaimed Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-Tsung. The Lancaster edition of Recalibrate will host a unique split-site exhibition between Peter Scott Gallery and the dramatic grade II listed gallery at The Storey.
Wu Chi-Tsung is interested in how images are made and seen. Landscape, nature and the urban environment feature in his work and the themes are central to the Recalibrate programme exhibitions. Although his early influences come from painting, specifically Eastern shan shui works and Western watercolour landscapes, his powerful work is often realised through video, photography, installation and performance.
Lancaster will present artworks that include the all-encompassing installation Crystal City 004 (a newly commissioned work for Recalibrate), cyanotypes from the Wrinkled Textures series and several examples from Wu Chi-Tsung’s elegant landscape and still life video works.
BBC interview with Wu Chi-Tsung and Richard Smith