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I Have Fish

Yan-Cheng Chen
12.10 - 19.11.2023
Mon to Sun 10:00 – 22:00 (L3 Common Space)
Tue to Sun 14:00 – 20:00 (Floating Projects)

年年有餘 (nián nián yǒu yú) is a greeting originating from southern Taiwan, where families traditionally prepare a special fish dish for the lunar new year's eve dinner. The annual act is a wish for an abundant year ahead — after all, 魚 (fish) and 餘 (surplus) are pronounced the same. The title 年年有魚 speaks to family relationships, and to the artist's understandings of family after becoming a father. At the same time, through the video work, the exhibition also discusses subjects like love, life, and time.


Yan-Cheng Chen, a Taiwanese, explores the nature of time. He finds joy engulfing himself in photography, and since becoming a husband and then a father, has embarked on a project discussing family, love, and time.

‘After becoming a father, time is never as before. Maybe it is love, or some other reason I don’t know yet. I began taking these photos to understand.’

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