A group exhibition titled "A Beautiful Mistake?” at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts will attempt to persuade viewers to evaluate their concept of "digital art” through a combination of contemporary installations and immersive displays.
The collective theme of "A Beautiful Mistake?” is derived from classic 20th-century Chinese text "Three Ways of Looking at an Old Pine Tree (們對於一棵古松的三種態度),” in which philosopher Chu Kuang-tsien (朱光潛) proposes three different cornerstones - practical, scientific, and aesthetic - that guide a person's understanding of the world.
In a contemporary setting pervasive with advanced gadgets and digital services, few take the time to reconsider the role of technology in daily life beyond its sheer convenience. The deliberate ignorance of tech appropriation and its aesthetics is the very attitude that the featured artists seek to alter.
Co-curated by Chang Nai-ren (張乃仁) and Liou Sing-you (劉星佑), "A Beautiful Mistake” is part of the NTMOFA's Digital Art Curatorial Exhibition Program, an annual solicitation for creative expressions in digital art.
'A Beautiful Mistake?'