15:00 - 20:00, June 23, 2016
June 24 - 26, 2016
VIP After Party
20:00 - 22:00, June 24, 2016
12:00 - 20:00, June 24-25, 2016
12:00 - 19:00, June 26, 2016
Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (KEC), South Hall 1 & 2
Taiwan Art Gallery Association
Supervised by :
Bureau of Cultural Affairs Kaohsiung City Government
Kaohsiung Harbor International Art Fair Executive Committee
Austronesian cultural sphere occupies the largest geographic area on the planet, which also has been in constant evolution and progress. Taiwan is the origin of Austronesian languages, and the northernmost part of the geographic area. As a result, “Austronesian element” has been seen as the common heritage among the local Taiwanese culture. This year’s KAOHSIUNG TODAY wants to strengthen the connection between arts and the community, to develop the inner energy embedded in Southern Taiwan. The organizer dedicates three art lectures on this special occasion: “Image and Empire”, hosted by senior curator, Tzu-Chieh JIAN, in which participating artist Shih-Hung TSAI and Kuen-Lin TSAI share their creative experiences with the audience, offering complimentary comments to visual intakes for attendees who want a comprehensive art fair experience. “The Development of Art History in Southern Taiwan 1987” gathers five important figures behind Kaohsiung art scenes, Ming-Huei CHEN, Ken-Shen HUNG, Ping-Chi TSAI, Cheng-Hui KWANG and Jin-Shyan LEE, joining the audience to witness the development of arts in Kaohsiung over the past 30 years. “Art Geography in Austronesia” is hosted by Mei-Chan TSENG, joined by artist Labay EYONG and Dondon HOUMWM, as they outline the development of Taiwanese aboriginal arts in the aspects of creation, research, exhibition and promotion. Three distinctively featured lectures welcome you to interact with arts in relations to the city, the tribes, the peoples and their land.
Venue: Kaohsiung Exhibition Center Room 302A
Image and Empire
Shih-Hung TSAI (Artist)
Kuen-Lin TSAI (Artist)
Moderator: Tzu-Chieh JIAN (Assistant Professor of Department of Fine Arts, N.K.N.U. Senior Curator)
Ever since the 20th Century, there has been an intricate interaction between the public and contemporary art. Due to the diverse coexistence among different cultures and the rapid spread of information, contemporary art is pulled between local and global community. The forms, media, topics and domains of artworks themselves also involve indescribable levels of heterogeneity. Fortunately, contemporary art always has room for openness. This lecture will be hosted by senior curator Tzu-Chieh JIAN and joined by artists Shih-Hung TSAI and Kuen-Lin TSAI, as they share experiences from their own practices, bridging the audience into new interpretation of art, so that art appreciation is no longer limited to visual form, but also communicable through conversations.
The Development of Art History in Southern Taiwan 1987
Ming-Huei CHEN (Dean of Department of Fine Arts, N.K.N.U.)
Ken-Shen HUNG (Professor of Department of Fine Arts, N.K.N.U.)
Ping-Chi TSAI (Director of Wen Sheng Art Studio)
Cheng-Hui KWANG (Chairman of Modern Art Association of Kaohsiung)
Moderator: Jiun-Shyan LEE (Former Director of Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts)
Even since the Modern Art Association of Kaohsiung was founded in 1987, it has continued to provide the energy required for local innovation and breakthrough. With the establishment of Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, it has accompanied Kaohsiung through its 30 years of arts development. The lecture is hosted by former director of Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts Mr. Jin-Shyan LEE, and invites the former chairmans of Modern Art Association of Kaohsiung Mr. Ken-Shen HUNG, Ping-Chi TSAI and Cheng-Hui KWANG, with each witnessing different stages of the development of the association. In addition, Mr. Ming-Huei CHEN, the dean of Fine Arts department of the National Kaohsiung Normal University, who was commissioned by Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts to undertake the project “Kaohsiung Arts Development Chronicles and Documentations”, is joining the panel to share insights into Kaohsiung’s art history. All invitees have spared no efforts in their contributions to local cultural development, and will share their views on Kaohsiung from their respective roles and perspectives, piecing together the wonders of arts in KAOHSIUNG TODAY.
Art Geography in Austronesia
Labay EYONG (Taroko Artist)
Dondon HOUMWM (Taroko Artist)
Moderator: Mei-Chen TSENG (Research Fellow of Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts)
Taiwan is the origin of the Austronesian languages, as well as the northernmost point of the geographic area in terms of Austronesian populations. “Austronesian element” thus has become the common heritage shared among the local Taiwanese culture. The love and connection to the land, the peoples and the idea of home run deep in the blood of Taiwan aboriginal artists. The host Mei-Chan TSENG is the research fellow of Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. Also joining are artist Labay EYONG and Dondon HOUMWM. Together, they will outline the development of Taiwanese aboriginal arts in the aspects of creation, research, exhibition and promotion.