"The Place Where We Belong,” a contemporary art exhibition curated by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, will be held at the Taiwan Academy in New York between March 27 and May 30.
Using the concept of "place” as its central theme, the two-month exhibition aims to explore both physical locations and spiritual belongings. Various places and their inherent standings in Taiwanese culture will be brought to the central stage through the artworks by three contributing artists — Hsu Pei-cheng, Chen Po-i and Chen Ching-yuan.
Hsu (許旆誠) explores alienated landscapes that are estranged from time in his latest creative series, "Island Episodes,” while Chen (陳伯義) uses his hydraulic engineering background to document historic sites and vacated buildings in Taiwan. The third artist, also surnamed Chen (陳敬元), incorporates elements from pop culture, comics, and online communities to create pieces that reflect the values and viewpoints of the digital generation.
"The Place Where We Belong” is part of the 2014 Asia Week New York, an annual collaboration among Asian art specialists, major auction houses, world-renowned museums, and Asian cultural institutions in the metropolitan New York area. A total of 19 museums and institutions have joined in this year's celebration of Asian art.
"The Place Where We Belong”
Organized by the Taipei Cultural Center in New York