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Kings Artist-Run provides a location for contemporary art practice, supporting distinctive experimental projects by artists at all stages of their careers.
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KINGS Artist-Run acknowledges the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we operate.

We offer our respect to Elders both past and present and extend this offer to all Australian First Nations people.


Boe-Lin Bastian
Mark Reid

10 April 2015–02 May 2015

Yangmingshan is a two channel video installation comprised from footage shot in the Yangmingshan National Park outside Taipei. It is a collaborative project between Boe-lin Bastian and Mark Reid.

When the Republic of China Government moved from Nanking to Taiwan, Chiang Kai Shek took up residence in a traditional Japanese house in the Yangmingshan area.

Many years after his death, the residence was burnt down. The Mayor of Taipei did not wish to speculate on whether the fire was an act of political arson. He pointed out that historical buildings and monuments are blameless in times of conflict- that people are responsible for protecting these remnants of the past. The house was rebuilt in replica over the next few years.

Today the park is predominantly frequented by busloads of mainland Chinese tourists who visit its volcanos, hot springs and cherry blossoms. This work surveys the landscape, considering the frictions and inconsistencies between past and present, within the context of this historical site.

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  • Boe-Lin Bastian’s recent projects have included a residency and exhibition with MoCA, Taipei (2014), Built (2014) a solo exhibition at Grass Mountain Chateau, Taipei, and Goal! (2014), an installation at Platform’s SAMPLE space.Boe-lin has exhibited throughout Australia, Asia and Europe and has received grants, commissions and residencies through Australia Council, NAVA, RMIT, Queensland Government, Firstdraft and Asialink.
  • Mark Reid is a Melbourne-based new media artist. His practice explores connections between landscape, experience and the mediated image, seeking to reveal different ways of relating to the environment and our psychological and emotional responses to it. He has been curated into exhibitions at Rencontres Internationales (Paris, Berlin, Madrid), Beam Contemporary, Screenspace, Gaffa Gallery and Art Not Apart Festival 2014.