Transcending Boundaries: Contemporary Lacquer Art & Metalwork in Taiwan
10 people venue capacity - free
Although craft in Taiwan is seen by many as a traditional cultural practice, a new generation of young Taiwanese craftspeople are exploring and challenging its boundaries. Combining long-standing craft conventions with innovative new ideas and practices, Taiwan is at the forefront of contemporary craft making in Asia.
Join us for the exhibition Transcending Boundaries: Contemporary Lacquer Art & Metalwork in Taiwan to learn how three innovative Taiwanese craftspeople are challenging the ordinary and embodying their creativity and artistic philosophies in the worlds of lacquer art and metalwork.
Yu-an Yi Breaks away from Taiwan’s traditional aesthetics of Japanese-influenced craft, Yi’s lacquer works defy traditions through her use of bright colors, various finishes and playful ideas.
Chi-hong Lee is blazing his way forward in the lacquer-ware world, inspired to utilise paper as the base for his work rather than the traditional materials such as wood, ceramics and bamboo.
Chin-chih Wu utilises metalwork, sculpture and enamel jewellery design to communicate with the relationship between the audience and their relationship with world around us.
Metalwork and lacquer-ware have long been established aspects of Taiwan’s renowned craft scene. Through the revitalizing work of these young craftspeople, practices in the world of Taiwanese craft are being revisited, and its possibilities are being made accessible to a new generation both in Taiwan and overseas.
Supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.