Thursday, February 16, 2012

hello to my Australian friends

I came across this and thought of you guys :-)
(2012.2.11 - 2012.4.15)
curated by Antoanetta Ivanova

"The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei is proud to present “WONDERLAND: New Contemporary Art from Australia” as the first survey exhibition of Australian art in Taiwan in the new millennium. The exhibition aims to express the dynamic processes of rethinking Australia’s identity and its place in the Asia-Pacific region. It promotes the values of respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, openness and tolerance, creative innovation and excellence, and a growing sense of environmental responsibility.

Further, in surveying contemporary art the exhibition brings an unusual cross-section of media, art forms and processes: found objects sit next to hand-made sculpture; documentary video next to abstract moving images; paintings next to interactive installations. Explored in their own right the 45 artworks created by 27 artists and several production teams, offer diverse pathways leading to another kind of wonderland: one found in inspiration, curiosity, and unexpected encounters."

just wanted to share...


二月niji said...

and I found a little Youtube clip of the exhibition

Jan Allsopp said...

Wow the exhibition looks amazing. I only recognized one artists work, or think I do. I would love to see that exhibition! It looks like it has an element of humour in a lot of the work and that is definitely an Australian trait, although unfortunately not a universal one.

Thanks for sharing Niji!

二月niji said...

@ Jan
You are very welcome. I am heading to Taiwan next week, I might actually get to see this!
I am most touched by the part in the introduction that says "A great work of art can take us to places in our heart, soul and mind impossible to reach by other means. It is how culture is shared between one place and another, we experience it in our own unique individual way but the exchange and sharing benefits us all as a community."
That's the part that reminded me to share this with you guys. I have never been to Australia myself (nor Italy, Belgium, Germany, and Norway) but knowing that my notebook is traveling to all these different place is just amazing!

p.s.: Taiwanese people love humour too (even offbeat ones... check this out!

Jan Allsopp said...

Love it!!!