curator: LEE Yi Pei
curatorial assistant: Jessica YANG
venue: Treasure Hill Artist Village
address: No. 2, Alley 14, Ln. 230 Dingzhou Rd. Sec. 3, Taipei
organizers: Outsiders Factory, Treasure Hill Artist Village
展出藝術家：林書楷、Galeria Niewielka (PL)
展出藝術家：Daniel Satyagraha (ID)、Seto Hari Wibowo (ID)
Space A / Attic Gallery
2 Nov (Sat) – 8 Dec (Sat), 2013
Artists: LIN Shu Kai, Galeria Niewielka (PL)
Space B / Artist Studio
First Stage: 2 Nov (Sat) – 20 Nov (Wed), 2013
Artists: Daniel Satyagraha (ID), Seto Hari Wibowo (ID)
Second Stage: 22 Nov (Fri) – 15 Dec (Sun), 2013
Artists: CHANG Teng Yuan, LIN Hsin Her + NGO Thi Thuy Duyen (VN), Trần Thị Đào, Duy Hưng, Thu Thủy, Lê Thị Nga
Third Stage: 17 Dec (Tue) – 31 Dec (Tue), 2013
Artist: LIN Shu Kai
Art Talk A: 30 Nov (Sat)
About Path of Nowhere and Treasure Hill
Speakers: LEE Yi Pei, LIN Shu Kai
Art Talk B: 21 Dec (Sat)
About Balcony City Project and Observation of Vietnamese Art
Speakers: LIN Shu Kai, CHANG Teng Yuan, Nobuo TAKAMORI
11:00-18:00, Mon close
波蘭藝術團體Galeria Niewielka的Maciej Kurak和Max Skrowider，於瑞典馬爾默參與藝術節。由於馬爾
Today’s Treasure Hill Artist Village covered with a complex history, from the Qing Dynasty – Zhang/Quan style Guanyin Temple, the Japanese military warehouses, firing post construction of Nationalist government, and illegal military community. Treasure Hill itself exists and shows ethnical diversity. After WWII, a large number of mainlanders from the initial mainland moved to Taiwan, it had faced with eviction and political involvement during the 1990s. Until 2004, Taipei Heritage and Historic Architectural Review Committee reviewed and approved Treasure Hill historical settlements as “historic buildings”, which shows its past and now. In other words, the process of social modernization had caused “localization after metabolized” of landscape architecture due to multivariate absorption, transplantation, reproduction, including political and social development.
By 1930s, Modernist movement from Europe had influenced other countries, such as China, Japan and the United States. These countries, according to their own conditions, begin to absorb and transfer selectively, which simultaneously adopted in architecture, cultures and other presence.
Before WWII, China, Japan, and the United States more or less inherited modernization from Europe. After that, because of them, modernist movement had become international and could be found in many Third World countries such as Indonesia and Vietnam. The integration of modernity and localization had become clearer, also had made each country more characteristic for 20 years.
Taiwan society after WWII was in-between two political forces of United States and China, but we can still find massive influence since Japanese colonization. From the point of view of social modernization process in Taiwan, a large number of Japanese architects who absorbed after European modernist had achieved their architectural practice in Taiwan. Hence it had showed the diversity of architecture, including political, cultural and social modernization elements.
In correspondence with Treasure Hill settlement 20 years ago which located at margin of Taipei city, had been faced to be a part of Taipei metropolitan area, residents had been defending their garden to avoid city expansion. The protection of Treasure Hill was explicitly highlighted after government tried to integrate with Taipei metropolitan through the ways of law of Land.
Treasure Hill settlement exists in Taiwan history. The exhibition at Treasure Hill settlement as a society with artistic oriented “settlement/venue”, inviting artists to explore and reflect the present culture, language, transitional labor, field interpretations of history under the process of urban metabolism. How to discuss when “settlement/venue” shifts into an artistic media= channel = information exchange platform is important because it allows this city to show the diversity of its past, present and future. Invited artists from Poland, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Taiwan are going to explore the multi-response by gender, labor movement, and sense of identity.
Ngo Thuy Duyen is a renowned international female artist in Vietnam, but before landing Taiwan, she never heard of Vietnamese wife in Taiwan. In 2012, the exhibition ” South country, country of south ─ Taiwan and Vietnamese artists international exchange project”. Ngo Thuy Duyen started to do the research of Vietnamese wife who are living in Beitou and Tainan, in the end of exhibition, she transformed her identity and practiced “virtual marriage” with Taiwanese artist; Indonesian photography artist Daniel Satyagraha is reflecting on the blossom of Indonesian economy but many of areas still remain poor. When fresh flower prices continued to rise up, people in order to preserve Indonesian traditional Muslim marriage customs using fresh flowers. People must change to use plastic flowers replaced to maintain the tradition under the industrialized production.
History can be displayed with artistic methods by Polish artist Galeria Niewielka (Maciej Kurak / Max Skorwider), indicating Poland as an emerging country has been exporting labors to Switzerland. They examine the social functions, especially with the observation of human reality: the reality is that people as migrant workers in other countries are a global and popular agenda, and an important symbol of social construction nowadays.
The exhibition showcase from 2 November to 8 December, in the last two weeks we will be presented Lin Shu- Kai ‘s Treasure Hill Artist Residency creation. Lin Shu-Kai’s creative industries is related to his family wood industry. In Lin Shu-Kai’s floating city project, we will discover how wood industry in Tainan declines, and find the new links between making interpretation of cultural history and art between generations. Through the exhibition we are looking forward to giving the audience the platform to acknowledge the true existence of treasure hill. It is a part of our culture and history today. So such a residency program, is not just an artistic or touristic leisure place, but has an historical meaning behind it .
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