An exhibition of works by young artists titled "Dreams, Habitations” will kick off at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts from Dec. 19 through March 6, 2016.
Among the museum's collection of 888 works by artists born in the 1970s, a total of 77 works are selected to be displayed in the exhibition under 3 themes - "Lost and Wandering: the Reorganization of Inner Order and the Need for Private Space,” "Reality and De-reality: Abnormal Daily Environment,” and "Future Fable: Seeking the Unknown Habitation.”
The exhibition will explore how youths of today face and respond to the contemporary life and the future based on self reflection. As these artists look into their uncertainty caused when searching for a better and steadier future, their artworks reflect the close relation between their creative sources and the changing environment.
The selected works will showcase the approach taken by Taiwan's young artists to express their anxiety and emotions toward a perceived unstable future through various presentations, such as the Concentric Circles-House made with knives by Wu Chien-hsing (吳建興), and Chu Chun-teng's (朱駿騰) The Foaming Weariness, which uses a Tatung rice cooker and international adapters to create boiling steam.
In addition to the museum's purchases of works by young local artists, the exhibition also includes a collection of award-winning works from its annual national art competition. The comprehensive collections and documentation stored by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts serve as the finest resources for those studying Taiwanese artists born in the 1970s.