藝術家 Artist：吳怡蒨 Wu I-Chien
開幕茶會 Opening Reception：2018/05/19 （Sat.） 14:00-17:00
展期 Duration：2018/05/19 - 2018/06/24
Taiwanese artist Wu I-Chien uses ‘medicine’ as her theme of creation. She turned thousands of pills into installations to discuss the medical situations in Taiwan. In the series of ‘Bitter & Sweet II,’ a large amount of medicine along with their packaging are collected for artistic practice. Whether they are pieced together with boxes of snacks, stacked up to the ceiling like pyramids in supermarkets, or mixed with candies and rearranged into firework patterns, together, various capsules and drugs allure people with their colorful appearance while presenting an adorable facet of medicine that overthrows past impressions. The artist juxtaposes medicine with candies, indicating a gradually blurring bindery between the two. However, when people start to forget the symbolic of illness in pills, an issue concerning uncontrolled lavishness of medicine usage will surface. With medicines in Taiwan being not only cheap but can be easily accessed, a burden is immediately reflected on the nation's National Health Insurance （NHI） system. Responding to a general belief by the Taiwanese saying that pills can provide cures in sickness and promote vitality in health, Wu I-Chien reflects upon such medical notion and bring forth the fault of our NHI system.