The Trio Hall-Su Hui-Yu Solo Exhibition

2023 / 05 / 06 Sat.

2023 / 07 / 16 Sun.

10:00 - 18:00

  • Curator

    Eugenio Viola

  • Artist

    Su Hui-Yu

  • Creative Staff

    Producer and Costume Design/Huang Jing-Han
    Producer/Cookie Chen
    Director of Photography/Chen Kuan-Yu
    Production Designer/Liao Yin-Chiao
    Assistant Director and Editor/Chen Ki-Yan

  • VR Exhibitions

  • supervisor

    Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government

  • Organizers

    Taipei Culture Foundation

  • Co-organizer

    Jing Moving Image

  • Sponsor

    National Culture and Arts Foundation

  • Annual Sponsors

    Contemporary Art Foundation
    Hui-Neng Chi Arts and Culture Foundation
    Royal Inn

  • Annual Sponsor for Appointed TV/Screen


  • Annual Sponsor for Appointed Projector


  • Exhibition Cooperation

    TimeLine Studio

  • Media Cooperation

    Radio Taiwan International

  • Special Thanks

    Taipei Municipal Jian Cheng Junior High School


Text by Eugenio Viola

The Trio Hall (2023) is the most significant institutional project to date by the Taiwanese-born internationally known artist Su Hui-Yu, specially conceived for the MoCA's spaces. It is a multimedia site-specific exhibition and a film making-project that originates from the "Xan Ting" (三廳, three halls) movie, a specific Taiwanese genre from the late 1970s, characterized by three specific settings: living room, dining room, and disco clubs. This genre was even popular in TV variety shows, a North American cultural importation, like the Modernist tradition in visual art. It reflected the escapism and subconscious desire for rebellion during the Taiwanese martial law era (1949-1987).

Su Hui-Yu has built over the years a distinctive practice. He creates immersive monumental multimedia installations suspended between public and private spheres, simulation and reality, documentary and fiction. He reshapes reality through archival materials, employing "Re-shooting" as an aesthetic strategy to create new works. He reexamines the past, the tabooed, misunderstood figures and events, often referencing Taiwan's history and society.

The Trio Hall merges all these stimuli with a kaleidoscope of references, as always in Su Hui-Yu's multifaceted artistic practice. Firstly, the symbology connected to the number three: “Three is the first number to which the meaning ‘all’ was given. It is The Triad, being the number of the whole as it contains the beginning, a middle and an end. The power of three is universal and is the tripartite nature of the world as heaven, earth, and waters. It is human as body, soul and spirit.” 1 Even God's attributes are three. For coincidence, three are also the RGB color model, which strongly marks the mass media era, whose symbol is also of universal significance: a triad or trinity, representing the unity of body, mind, and spirit.

A new series of photos, videos, and installations create an ironic collage of signs from past and present, East and West militarisms, TV shows and magazines, RGB and RYB color systems, logos, modernistic reminiscences and quotes from artists and art movements, like Duchamp, John Cage, Nam Jun Paik, and the Op Art.

The Trio Hall is a total environment that challenges the idea of a traditional exhibition because it is also conceived as a permanent TV production set. In fact, the main hall also operates as a shooting field, and three functional spaces are opened to the public while working on the postproduction of the film, which is still filmed inside the museum.

The Trio Hallmarks a further step in Su Hui-Yu's committed practice which always uses mass media as a critical interface to discuss collective and private memories, ideologies, and history. On this occasion, he destabilizes the function of visitors converted into active participants who are on display physically and emotionally engaged, and ultimately collaborators in making the work. At the same time, the artist transforms the museum into a territory open to experimentation.

1See The Symbolism and Spiritual Significance of the Number Three,,heaven%2C%20earth%2C%20and%20waters (accessed on 1/04/2023).



Artist Guide

What you are seeing is a “cinematic exhibition” or “exhibition cinema”, or it can also be thought of as a place of audiovisual production, where members of the audience can experience a process that entails drawing the storyboard, production meeting, audition, rehearsal, martial arts training, choreography, musical arrangement, and even being on site at the filming location. Finally, a political comedy packed with thorny issues and hellish gags will be produced by the end of the exhibition. This entire experience marks an interim conclusion for my “Re-shooting” series, which asks: Why don’t we tackle chauvinism, colonization, the Cold War, popular culture, mass media, and any pressing crises and dilemmas all at once? This proposal reflects the current new Cold War and extreme politics, and under such circumstances, what kind of humorous narratives can this East Asian island nation of ours come up with? The narratives conjured will then be widely circulated and passed down, as we exclaim to the world and also at ourselves: What the hell is going on?

Curator & Artist

Eugenio Viola
Su Hui-Yu

Eugenio Viola, Ph.D. is the current Chief Curator of MAMBO – the Bogotá Museum of Modern Art, in Colombia. He has curated more than 80 exhibitions around the world, including the Estonian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015, and the Italian Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022, both of which were critically acclaimed. Viola previously served as the Senior Curator of PICA - The Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts in Perth, Australia, from 2017 to 2019, where he curated, among others, the first Australian institutional exhibitions of Kimsooja, Amalia Pica, and Cassils; and Curator at the MADRE Museum in Naples, Italy, from 2009 to 2016, where he curated, among others, the first major institutional exhibitions in Italy of Boris Mikhailov and Francis Alÿs, and a complex site-specific installation of Daniel Buren.

He has collaborated with numerous international institutions, curating exhibitions devoted to artists such as Regina José Galindo (Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, 2016); Karol Radziszewski (CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, 2014); Mark Raidpere (EKKM - The Contemporary Art Museum of Tallinn, 2013); Marina Abramović (PAC - Milan, 2012); Francesco Jodice (MSU - The Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 2011), ORLAN (MAMC - Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Saint Etienne, 2007).

Viola has a Ph.D. in "Methods and Methodologies of Archaeological and Art Historical Research" and is a scholar of the experiences related to performance and the body. On this subject, he has edited the monographs dedicated to Teresa Margolles (Edizioni MAMBO, Bogotà, 2019); Regina Jose Galindo (Skira, Milan, 2014); Hermann Nitsch (Morra Editions, Naples, 2013); Marina Abramović, (Sole 24 Ore Cultura, Milan, 2012); ORLAN (Charta, Milan-New York, 2007). Over the years he has edited over 50 catalogs and books and has been a long term collaborator of the magazine Artforum and Italian Arte. His writings have also been published in Flash Art, Exit Express, Enciclopedia Treccani, and many other international magazines and publications.

SU (Su Hui-Yu) obtained an MFA from Taipei National University of the Arts in 2003, and has remained active in the contemporary art scene and the film society ever since. His “Re-shooting” series(補拍) centers around Taiwanese and East Asian history, memory, re-imagination and transgression. His recent projects engage collective memories and ideologies while exploring the mechanism of oppression and liberation tied to Taiwan cultural values.

SU’s works have been exhibited at renowned festivals, exhibitions and art institutes, including the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Singapore International Film Festival, the Videonale (Germany), PERFORMA (New York, USA), RISING (Melbourne), Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture(China), Curitiba International Biennial of Contemporary Art (Brazil), MoCA TAIPEI, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, San José Museum of Art (California, USA), Casino Luxembourg, Bangkok Arts and Culture Center, Kunsthalle Winterthur (Switzerland), 1646 Art Space (Den Haag, The Netherlands) and Power Station of Art (Shanghai, China). In 2017, IFFR dedicated a retrospective to SU’s video works, while his video work Super Taboo had its world premiere in the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films. Su returned the competition twice after that in 2019 and 2021. In 2019, Su won the 17th Taishin Arts Award- Visual Art Award. In the summer of 2023, Su’s new project The Space Warriors series will be exhibited at Hyundai ArtLab in Seoul for the finalist of the 5th VH Art Award, and at Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz in Germany.

Creative Staff

Producer and Costume Design/Huang Jing-Han
Producer/Cookie Chen
Director of Photography/Chen Kuan-Yu
Production Designer/Liao Yin-Chiao
Assistant Director and Editor/Chen Ki-Yan

Huang Jing-Han is a film producer, stylist, and costume designer. Projects produced and styled by her include The Glamorous Boys of Tang, Future Shock, The Women’s Revenge, The White Waters, and The Space Warriors. She has participated several times in IFFR’s Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films and has won the Golden Harvest Awards’ Experimental Video Award and Jury Special Award. With a keen eye for colors and era-specific garments, Huang specializes in using small intricate objects to create a character’s style and convey the intended vision. She is the current head of Jing Moving Image Co., Ltd.

Chen Ping-Chia is a producer and person in charge of Ping Film Production. She graduated from National Chung Hsing University with a degree in Chinese Literature. She has dabbled in various productions, including the Ministry of Culture subsidized children’s variety show Having Fun in the Mountains. Short films like Apollo11 , which won Golden Harvest Awards’ Best Feature Film Award; and IFFR selected film Women’s Revenge. Her feature film project Future Shock was selected by the 2022 Golden Horse Film Project Promotion’s Work In Progress program. Her theatre credits include the Taiwan-Netherlands co-produced play Revenge Scenes in 2021.

Chen Kuan-Yu is a visual creator and freelance film director and photographer. He studied at the Graduate School of Applied Media Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts and was the winner of the 43rd Golden Harvest Awards’ Best Photography Award. He has extensive experience working collaboratively in the fields of performing art and visual art and has done photography work for commercial advertisements, drama films, documentaries, experimental videos, and visual images for dance projects.

He has collaborated with many artists, including Su Hui-Yu, Hsu Che-Yu, Tsui Kuang-Yu, Joyce Ho, Ting Tong Chang, Zhang Xu-Zhan, and Musquiqui Chihying. Collaborative projects he has worked on with artist Su Hui-Yu include Super Taboo, The Walker, Nue Quan, The Glamorous Boys of Tang, Future Shock, The White Waters, The Women’s Revenge, and Future Shock 2.

Yin-Chiao was born and raised in Taiwan, received her BA in Theater at National Taiwan University, and her MFA at NYU, Tisch. She has been an active theater scenic designer and production designer in Taiwan, and has been recently involved in space design for exhibition and various interdisciplinary projects. Her recent theatre works include Thank You So Much For Your Time, Behalf by HORSE, Inflammation, We are Ghosts, by Four Chairs Theatre. Production design works include The White Waters, The Women’s Revenge, Future Shock by Su Hui-Yu, Republic of Cynic by Yao Jui-chung, Kadaververwertungsanstalt by Ting -Tong Chang, and documentary Le Moulin. Space design for exhibitions: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Chiayi Art Museum, National Human Rights Museum among others.

Chan Ki-Yan (b.1991) is a film director, editor and the founder of the video art media “in Videozine”. She born in Hong Kong and currently lives and works in Taipei. She studied her M.F.A. in Filmmaking program from The Taipei National University of the Arts. Ki-Yan’s first narrative short film, Trapped has been screened at various festivals such as the Fresh Wave International Short Film Festival, the South Taiwan Film Festival, the Kaohsiung Film Festival, and the Golden Harvest Awards, among others. She creative works focus on social phenomena and structures in Asia. Ki-Yan’s latest film editing work is on the feature film Future Shock directed by Su Hui Yu, which was selected for the 2022 Taipei Golden Horse Film Project Promotion, WIP.

2ENTER is a new media artist collective comprised of Chuang En-Chi, Chen Cheng-Wei, Chiu Jie-Yi, and Liu Ji-Jung, and they specialize in using video installation, animation, Internet information, and game engine to create visual works of art. The collective has exhibited in the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Hualien Cultural and Creative Industries Park, Taipei Digital Art Center, Taipei Artist Village, and other venues, with artworks collected by the Hualien County Cultural Affairs Bureau, Taipei Artist Village, and private collectors. The collective’s recent focus sees a large amount of network data collected and translated into symbols of contemporary significance, which are then reorganized in a game engine to construct a virtual ecosystem in the artworks created.


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