Contemporary art in Taipei 2014

Contemporary art in Taipei 2014

– post by James Cunningham –

Following the Summit 2014 – International Art Exhibition of People with Disability in Taiwan, I stayed on in Taipei for a week at Taipei Artist Village. There i met up with volunteers from last year’s summit, and a few artists Suzon and I met during the 2013 Louder Than the City Live Art Festival.

I attended the 2014 Inter-Asia Biennale Forum (Taipei): Production Art, and the Taipei Biennial 2014 – The Great Acceleration exhibition, which included Formosa Decelerator by OPAVIVARA! art collective from Rio de Janeiro with 16 hammocks and a selection of herb teas, and Surasi Kusolwong’s Golden Ghost (Reality Called So I Woke Up) that covered the floor knee deep in industrial thread waste that you could lie on.

In two visits to Bamboo Curtain Studio, I met directors Margaret Shiu and Catherine Lee, and assistant Iris Hung, to talk about the role Suzon and Waterwheel would play in a possible 2-year sustainable art project they are planning for. I also met the resident artists including Australian dancer-choreographer Elizabeth Dalman.

Not far from Bamboo Curtain Studio is the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts where I saw Recognition System – 2014 Kuandu Biennale.

I also caught a few films in the Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

Not bad in one week!