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Digital Crafting

BY KAI-YU KAMM
@ VOL 40 ON AUG 31, 2019

同時具備創業者、設計師及藝術家的身份,長期結合設計、藝術與數位科技進行創作與發想,將設計視為一種呼應價值理念的行動。為了能使行動遍地開花,也持續透過社群共創的方式呼朋引伴投入數位工藝領域,並不斷試探創作與實踐的邊界。曾參與 2019 台灣燈會「人文光鏡」創作、2019 台灣文博會屏東館之空間建構與裝置。

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Be a pioneer for the next generation

BY CHING-YANG HO
@ VOL 40 ON AUG 31, 2019

2004年加入蘇打綠樂團,總共發行10張專輯、巡迴演唱會超過百場,足跡遍佈世界各主要大城市。2017年蘇打綠宣布休團,成立「華山站貨場」,於台北舉辦過兩年的大型親子樂園「達斯克樂園」,2018年帶領藝術團隊接下台北燈節,改變了傳統燈節的結構。九月份,推動「Wow Taiwan」計畫,將台灣藝術團隊推向紐約國際藝術殿堂。2019年,致力將「曙光祭-免廢收聽」音樂節發揚光大至全台巡迴。

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Afu joined “Sodagreen” in 2004, which has released 10 albums, held more than 100 concerts, and left their footprints over the major cities around the world since then.

In 2017, after winning big at Golden Melody Awards, “Sodagreen” made an announcement to take a 3-year break. Meanwhile, Afu founded the “Hua-Shan Station”, which held a large scale parent-child event ,“ Darsk Kids Wonderland” in the last two years.

In 2018, Afu led the team to take over the Taipei Lantern Festival, and changed the traditional lantern festival thoroughly. In September of the year, Afu implemented an incubator program, “WOW Taiwan”, which helps introducing Taiwanese artists into the Museum of Modern Art(MoMA).

In 2019, Afu is dedicated to raise environmental awareness by making “Reborn Festival” to become a national tour.

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Combining Botanical Arts With Architecture

BY 李霽 LEE CHI
@ VOL 40 ON AUG 31, 2019

建築學系畢業,因空間設計需求而開啟關於植物的思考創作,重拾起成長環境的薰陶下一直以來對於自然的感受和神秘聯繫。2013年開始專注獨特植物裝置藝術的創作,並結合建築背景,透過設計案、教學、創作、產品發展,組接從建築架構、生活層面、到植物藝術的融合軌跡,從理念上不斷嘗試與傳遞,透過本質思考、現象分析、和技術研究,轉化於每一次的事件與作品的藝術化成果。

在每個喜歡的領域裡,李霽總是極力在奔跑,不偷閒也不點到為止,凡事衝破了最高極限。其當代藝術創作的靈感,也來自於此,來自每天都想過的不一樣,都在衝破極限的路上遇見新視野,帶到他的裝置作品中,試圖給這個封閉靜止的世界更多的刺激。媒體盛讚他為台灣首位將植物作為一項藝術的材料,深入它的內涵,它的微存在,以及它在世界上存在的位置之創作者。

李霽認為,人應該依附在環境裡生存,而不是總把自己放在空間的中心,反讓植物成為外一種制式的裝飾。其品牌質物霽畫BOTANIPLAN VON LEE CHI 不只進行一種美學表現,而還具有概念性,想去結合更深度的議題,跟觀看者、參參與者產生共鳴。李霽與團隊希望,「作品好玩,有革命性,輕鬆但也嚴肅,有這個品牌執著的事情,用這個品牌的創作去說話。」

李霽也是位極限馬馬拉松跑者,曾參參與內蒙、柬埔寨、新疆等百餘公里里里賽事,並取得優秀成績。目前,下一階段的極地馬馬拉松賽事安排正在規劃中。

李霽甫獲國際知名流雜誌Prestige 遴選為2017 年度四十位未屆四十歲之青年成功人士(40 Under 40)。

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Lee Chi, born in Taipei in 1983, graduated from the Department of Architecture at Chung Yuan Christian University in 2007. While working on an interior design project inspired by floral elements, Lee Chi thought of his childhood years. He was reminded of a time when he was immersed in and influenced by nature. He realized his past experiences with the natural world could be a source of inspiration for new ideas. With that in mind, Lee Chi began experimenting with combining botanical arts with architecture.

In 2013, Lee Chi began to focus on developing unique botanical art installations by bringing together his background in architecture and his personal experiences in design cases, teaching, art creation, and product development. He continues to explore using botanicals under the framework of architecture, and to experiment with new ideas. His inspiration for his contemporary art comes not only from nature, but also everyday life. By reflecting upon the nature of art, analyzing society, and researching creative techniques, he is able to transform essential elements into a series of artwork which shows the insight and depth of his creative mind.

Lee Chi pushes the boundaries of his work and aspires to go beyond his own standard for excellence. He has been praised for being the first to use plants as a medium for art in Taiwan and received recognition from the internationally-known magazine, Prestige, in their 40 Under 40 of 2017 edition.

Rather than only using plants as a superficial decoration, he believes people should form a deep relationship with them. As the creative director of BOTANIPLAN VON LEE CHI, Lee Chi’s goal for the brand is to not only emphasize aesthetics, but also to create actualized works of art connecting observers with nature and societal introspection. Lee Chi and the BVLC team strive to use their creations to express this philosophy.

Lee Chi is also a ultramarathon runner, and has competed in Cambodia, Inner Mongolia, and Xinjiang and achieved outstanding results. The Deserts Race Series will be his next challenge. 

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ZAShare: Learn to be not taught to fit

BY OZZIE SU
@ VOL 40 ON AUG 31, 2019

As chubby as he is witty, Ozzie, a middle-aged slashie who has left his six failed business attempts behind, keeps making strides on the path to his dream. He is also known as “Principal Sweet Potato” — due partly to his bulky figure and mainly to his founding of ZA-Share, an unconventional school that is set to revolutionize education as it is.

Ozzie is also a zealous learner who is not afraid to sound clarion call for innovations and actions outside the system. One of his strongest beliefs is that art holds the key to solving social problems, as it is capable of creating social impact and thus achieving transformation. He is devoted to curating and interdisciplinary integration among cultural economy, innovative education, social design, branding and more.

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An Eco-Friendly Home for Four

BY DAVIS LIU
@ VOL 39 ON OCT 20, 2018

劉德輔  2018臺中世界花博四口之家永續家園策展人

 

台北人,曾是廣告公司創意總監、媒體主編、職業攝影師,2008年知曉大氣層破洞及地球暖化已不可逆轉,決心離開職場及主流社會,搬到花蓮,學習有機農業、樸門永續設計、自然建築、生態村創造,並以推廣生態家園運動為職志,至今於台灣、馬來西亞等地演講達80場,並舉辦以自給自足生活、永續設計、生態村、戶外廚房為主題的研討會及營隊,亦長期經營臉書社群,粉絲超過萬人。

 

Davis Liu, Curator of 2018 Taichung World Flora Exposition(Sustainable Homestead).

In 2008, knowing the global warming have become irreversible, determined to leave the mainstream society, learn organic agriculture, sustainable design, and natural architecture. , the creation of eco villages, now dedicate on eco-home movement.

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The Future of Forest

BY TEIN-YI PAN
IN TAIPEI

潘天壹,生於台灣新竹,中華大學建築與都市計畫學士/ 淡江大學建築碩士,經歷大藏與潘冀聯合建築師事務所。創立城市創合設計團隊,秉持者人文與城鄉文化為永續耕耘之理念,營造敦厚之城鄉風貌為職;近年作品有: 新竹風LIVE HOUSE願景館,2016年參與台中世界花卉博覽會,擘劃森林園區之發現館。正隆森龍活虎館。2017年參與花蓮山海劇場,桃園新坡多功能場館,桃園橫山書法藝術館。

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Paper Cutting Art in Floral Expo

BY SHIH-YI YANG
@ VOL 39 ON OCT 20, 2018

▲朋友叫他阿貴,是導演、是攝影師、也是剪紙藝術家,對他而言,只要能藉故事傳遞美好訊息,做什麼都好,是個用多元媒材說故事的創作者。

.台中花博花舞館戶外展區策展人

.Apple台北101直營店剪紙藝術帷幕「有閒來坐」

. 雲門舞集「流浪者計畫」流浪者

. 「爸爸的手指頭」金馬獎最佳創作短片入圍

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The Sound of Blooming: Outdoor Art Installation by Space frames and Multi-motor Units

BY LUXURY LOGICO
@ VOL 39 ON OCT 20, 2018

LuxuryLogico

Based on the concept of “hybrid,” LuxuryLogico is created by four contemporary artists born in the 1980s: Chih-chien Chen, Kun-ying Lin, Keng-hau Chang, Geng-hwa Chang, known by their lighthearted style that centers on the idea of “DELIGHTFUL WEIRD-LAND.” Inspired by natural environment, tackling thoughts and ideas that filled the spectacles of contemporary society, integrating modern technology and cultivation of humanities, representing their ideas via “music,” “visuality,” “installation,” and “text,” their works of fantasies manifest in various forms and genres, including drama, movies, dance, architecture, pop music and economic behavior. Given force by the unceasing integration, LuxuryLogico comes into being. 

 

Education

Chang Keng-Hau (1980-2018)

2007   Master, Graduate School of Arts and Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2003   Bachelor, Department of Sculpture, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan 

Chang Geng-Hwa

2002~  Graduate School of Arts and Sculpture, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2002   Bachelor, Department of Sculpture, National Taiwan University of Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

Chen Chih-Chien

2007   Master, Graduate School of Arts and Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2003   Bachelor, Department of Landscape Architecture, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan

Lin Kun-Ying

2007    Master, Graduate School of Arts and Technology, Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2003   Bachelor,Department of Applied Art / Department of Applied Music, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Residency

2010  Treignac Projet, Treignac, France

 

Selected Performance

2013  “Sin City” Performance, Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2012  “M” Interdisciplinary Performance, private studio, Taipei, Taiwan

2011    “Equal” Interdisciplinary Performance, Hua-Shan Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2010  “Day” Interdisciplinary Performance, Hua-Shan Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012    “Fruition – Fulfill Arts”, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei, Taiwan

2011    “We will fly no matter what”, Taishin Bank Tower, Taipei, Taiwan

“Dot.Dot.Dot”, MOT/ARTs, Taipei, Taiwan

2010  “Traveling, Here!”, National Central University Art Center, Taoyuan

“Dust”, IT Park, Taipei, Taiwan

“Project Woodpecker-Teignac Projet”, Treignac Projet, Treignac, France

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018  “RE:ART—from waste to art, 2018 Taoyuan Industrial Art Festival”, Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan

         “The Hidden South”, Dawu, Taitung, Taiwan

2017  “Very Sustainable—Environmental Revelation”, MOCA Yinchuan, Yinchuan, China

2016  “Sailing in the Dark Cave—The Historia Naturalis of Sino Art”, Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

  “Life in between Delight and Discomfort”, Gwangju Museum of Art, Gwangju, South Korea

      “Regeneration Movement: Rethinking Technology in the Digital Age”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

  “The Way Things Go”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2014  “Asia Triennial Manchester 2014”, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester, United Kingdom

      “Yuejin Lantern Festival”, Yuejin Park, Tainan, Taiwan

2013  “Everyday Life—2013 Asian Art Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

 “FASCINATION / IMAGINATION”, K11 Art Mall, Hong Knog, China

 “Landscape of Spectacle”, Treasure Hill Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan

 “True Illusion, Illusory Truth—Contemporary Art Beyond Ordinary Experience”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2012  “Seed Project IV—Transcendence of Illusion”, Art Arch, Taipei, Taiwan

      “Yes, Taiwan—2012 Taiwan Biennial”, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan

“Crush on EMU”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taiwan

“The First CAFAM Future Exhibition”, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing, China

“2012 Very Fun Park”, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

“Cun—Chang Kuang Bin’s Painting v.s New Media Art from Taiwan”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

“Down the Rabbit Hole”, The White Rabbit Gallery, Sydney, Australia

“Visual Vertigo—New Works by Six Taiwanese Media Artists”, Hong-Gah Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

“Transjourney – 2012 Future Media Festival”, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan

2011  “Vision of Nature: Lost & Found in Asian Contemporary Art”, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

“2011 Taipei World Design Expo”, Songshan Cultural & Creative Park, Taipei, Taiwan

2010  “Time Unfrozen - From Liu Kuo-Sung to New Media Art”, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

“Re-shaping the History”, National Convention Center, Beijing, China   

 

TAIPEI Blog

City Focus: Taipei


This week, we are traveling in part to an ancient, dried out lakebed to visit
Taipei for our City Focus. Home to just under three million residents, Taipei stands as the cultural, political, educational and economic hub of its host country, Taiwan. The city is filled with culture and incredible food, as well as many unique architectural feats like the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and Taipei 101, the former tallest building in the world. The skyline of the city provides breathtaking views in the night like the one pictured here, with lights of all different colors that shine bright for all to see. 
What's more, they are hosting their Vol. 40 event at the end of August on the 31st, you will not want to miss it!

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