Organized by the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute with the cooperation of Chaîne de Papier, France, the 2021/22 Biennial International Paper Fibre Art is being jointly exhibited at the NTCRI's Craft Hall and Craft Design Hall. Jan Fairbairn Edwards from France and Taiwanese fiber artist Yang Wei-lin (楊偉林) have been invited to serve as the exhibition's curators under the proposed theme "Transfiguration." Through the use of paper that is handmade from bark as the primary medium and fusing natural and recycled fibers, the hope is to present creative paper art from Taiwanese and international artists alike through an international exchange of paper fiber craftsmanship.
A total of 129 exhibits by 89 artists from 23 countries are on display under the sub-theme of "Change: Textured Landscapes in the Anthropocene" at the Craft Hall. Among them are works made out of natural or recycled fibers, along with other materials such as wood, ceramics, and iron. The Craft Design Hall, meanwhile, plays host to "Kozo Contemporary: Reflecting the Soul and the Spirit of the Maker," to convey the artists' respect for the historic traditions of papermaking, with Kozo fiber as the main medium along with some modern creative twists.