展覽名稱 | 皮箱狂想曲—18位藝術家的創意逗陣
Exhibition | Case by Case –18 Artistic Suitcases
展覽時間 Date | 2012/10/27-11/25
展覽地點 | 台北捷運中山地下書街／地下實驗‧創意秀場（近R9出口）
Venue | Zhongshan Metro Mall／MOCA Studio Underground(Near R9 exit)
門票 Admission | 免費，Free
貼心小叮嚀 Note｜本展適合闔家觀賞 This exhibition is for general public.
展覽簡介 About the Exhibition
The city is the home of various hidden possibilities, and in the easily accessible underground street of Taipei, 18 artists have gathered to showcase their personal suitcases. It is here that various settings and stories could be imagined. As a temporary rehearsal hall is set up, case by case, creative sparks and interwoven stories are ready to unfold.
【皮 箱狂想曲—18位藝術家的創意逗陣】展覽，在當代館地下實驗‧創意秀場，以「一卡皮箱」的概念做為衍伸，透過多位藝術家在展場現地的裝置創作，發展個人的 創意路向，呈現作品的獨特美學與內涵。藝術家除了靜態展示「箱子」(The box)作品的裡與外，也在展覽期間透過藝術走街的型式，穿梭於地下街廓的人文藝陣之中，讓作品走出展場空間，試圖貼近民眾，形成趣味性的對話機制。
此 項展覽，試圖透過多樣化的作品風格與跨領域間的對話，形成一幅眾聲喧嘩式的都會人文風景，這些一卡卡散落各角的箱子，不但混合純粹造型和現實模擬的手法， 藝術家們也各自以敘述性或自我表現的方式詮釋個人經驗，觀者可以從中想像或感受作品的創作歷程。作品中，流露著一段段關於身體、情感、旅行、記憶的意義探 討和經驗追溯，藉藝術家們的巧思，轉化成為多元的藝術作品類型，讓觀眾窺見創作者的私密心情。
有 人曾說，藝術家就像是流浪者，隨身皮箱裡所珍藏的東西，就是藝術家們的創意和靈感。每一件藝術皮箱，都將化為一個個的驚喜，貯存著每個人想記憶或捕捉的事 物，觀眾在欣賞被藝術加工的皮箱造型時，同時亦將找到感同身受或全然驚奇的關聯，進而打開自身的記憶之鎖，找到更廣泛的人生意義。
Case by Case –18 Artistic Suitcases is an exhibition at MOCA Studio Underground located in the Zhongshan Metro Mall. Extending from the concept of a single suitcase, through onsite installations, the artists are able to exhibit their personal creative directions and showcase their unique aesthetics and contents. Besides still-displays inside the Box, mobile artworks will be presented throughout the exhibition period as well, with artworks traveling to various destinations in the underground street. The objective is for art to depart from the set exhibition venue and become closer with the public, as interesting dialogues are hence formed.
Different creative styles and interdisciplinary exchanges are attempted in this exhibition, as a lively urban cultural landscape is constructed. These suitcases are scattered at various corners, and their diverse looks incorporate some mixing of pure forms and some reality simulations as well. Through unique narratives and personal expressions, the artists are able to portray their personal experiences, and the viewers are invited to let their imaginations run freely and to also connect with the creative journeys of the artworks. There are different meanings and experiences depicted in the artworks, and they prompt for thoughts about the physical bodies, emotions, travels, and memories. Through the artists’ meticulous executions, these elements are transformed into an array of special artworks, which are opened for the viewers to sneak a look at some of the most private and secretive inner thoughts of the artists.
Someone once said that artists are like wanderers, and the treasured things in their suitcases are the sources of their creativities and inspirations. Each artistic suitcase contains a great surprise, and holds something that each one of us would like to remember or capture. When you take the time to appreciate one of these artistic suitcases, a feeling of familiarity or a connection with something unexpected and surprising is opened up, as your internal memory vault is unlocked and a grander meaning for life is found.