various media, initiated at the Taipei Biennial 2008
A project initiated within the Taipei Biennial 2008; on the conditions of exhibiting:
What is the background of exhibition spaces? What are the conditions of exhibiting in Taipei, in Taiwan. Who owns what space with what interests and intentions?: the city, the government, a company, a gallery, a curator, an artist.
The project consisted of 3 main parts:
Part 1: a pavilion next to the main venue of the Biennial, as a physical presence and office of this project.
Part 2: a weekend gathering – A conference, a closure of around 50 people of the Taiwanese art world to discuss such a project; a discussion on today’s conditions of art exhibiting in Taiwan and what functions a space could serve, what an initiative could do; or whether such an initiative was necessary at all. Inviting them to stay a whole weekend; friday evening to sunday afternoon; at a beach resort hotel north of Taipei; combining formats such as dinner, conference, closure, informal talks, meeting etc…
Part 3: a magazine; guest-editing the May 2009 issue of the Taiwan-based Artco Monthly Art Magazine, on the questions of this project.
*as a post-result of the project – without initially as a goal – an art center was founded together with other artists, curators, and cultural activists at the end of 2009: Taipei Contemporary Art Center.
a contemporary art centre, taipei (a proposal) is the main feature in the book #2 Yang Jun of The Monograph Project.
Photos of a pavilion courtesy Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Photos of a weekend gathering by Tsui Kuang-yu
Photos of artco magazine by Max Kropitz