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Chen Chieh-jen

Chen Chieh-jen, photo: Iris Ranzinger

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Format: 29,7 x 21 cm

Details: Softcover, dustjacket, 56 pages

Series design concept: Sabo Day

Graphic design: Sabo Day

Text: Jon Solomon

Language: English

ca. 30 images

Secession 2023

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Köln

ISBN 978-3-7533-0472-4

EUR 18,00


The first monograph by the Taiwanese artist Chen Chieh-jen (*1960 Taoyuan, Taiwan) appears in the Secession's publication series. The book, designed applying various shades of black, includes the artist’s introduction to his recently completed film Worn Away (2022–23), which is presented at the Secession, sketches and handwritten notes, as well as a selection of video stills. In his essay, Jon Solomon, professor of sinology in Lyon and Paris and a proven expert on the work of Chen Chieh-jen, provides an interesting background analysis to the new film, among other things.

Each book contains a paper bookmark printed with the image of a disposable RFID wristband, which plays a key role in the film. The artist has also hand-stamped the Chinese film title on each bookmark.


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