The Su’ao-Hualien Railway in eastern Taiwan and the Pacific Railway in the United States face each other across the ocean. These are monuments to the suffering of Asian immigrants and Taiwanese indigenous who migrated and labored in the global colonial past, and the fruits of man’s great ambition to transform nature after the Industrial Revolution. And these two railways are also entangled with Su Yu-Xin’s family history and her own locus of migration. In Su’s solo exhibition “Dust that rides the Wind”, the two railways, as “Water Close to Land (Coastal Road on the East Side of Taiwan)”, and “A Place of the Coming and Going (Snow Shed of CPRR Near Cisco),” are repeatedly depicted as seaside cliffs and mountain tunnels. The light illuminates the ocean as well as the road way, shinning and shifting from bright to dark, in various tones of gold and emerald.
Dedicated to the exploration and pioneering of contemporary art and culture, Longlati Non-Profit Foundation, officially established in 2019, is rooted in the changing art history and geo-environment of the world, and has established three main directions of the foundation’s practice: the creation of international women artists in the twentieth century, minority and multiple minority cultures, and the practice of post-90s Chinese artists.
To this end, Longlati intends to initiate a long-term writing project, aiming to conduct in-depth research and combing around these three main lines, and to present the rich historical narratives, artistic practices and social and cultural landscapes under these themes in a multi-dimensional manner. In this process, we will invite writers, curators, and artists active in the contemporary art world to participate in the project, and through monthly written output, we will build a foundation of art documentation and research centered on the Longlati Foundation’s collection.