“Vessel of Future Commune” is an exhibit by a multi-national collaboration of nine groups of artists from Taiwan and Japan. The exhibition is split into three stages and opens from 3rd September to 20th November. Currently, “Gather & Stay” is the first theme displayed at the venue and will display until 28th September. The remaining six groups of artists will present their works at the show one after another.
Japanese artists use foreign perspectives to observe Taiwan's markets. And young artists of Taiwan imagine what a future market will be like. These transnational artists will use the most down-to-earth way to create site-specific art to showcase their imagination for art.
Connection of Emotions Between People
Hiroshi Ohno is a Japanese architecture professional and the representative of the Studio on-site. He firmly believes that the objects necessary to the everyday life of the commoners are the best media to connect people's emotions. So, Ohno visits a traditional bamboo steamer maker in Wanhua - Fushan Steamer Shop. During his visit, he learns the craft of steamer-making from Fushan's third-generation successor, master Hsiao Shun-kun. Then, Ohno transforms the commoners' kitchen utensils into lighting instruments and furnishings. As people know, modern electric appliance gradually replaces this bamboo-made and century-old steamer. However, Ohno's incredible renovation gives this old-fashioned steamer a contemporary, unexpected function.
Those who have been to conventional markets should understand how a jam-packed market would be. Monouno, an emerging Taiwanese artist duo, observes such a phenomenon. So they turn the ironware, general objects used in the market, into a seat, symbolizing a single rest area. When the ''rest area'' stands on the ground one after another, they connect each other and become a collective rest area visually. It looks like the booths in the market firmly connect people.
Next, six more groups of artists will display their artworks inspired by the conventional market. The remaining artists include the Zwhy, BONUS TRACK, Jin Pei-wen, Mong Tong, Misa Murata, and EBIX Calligraphy. Stay tuned!
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