Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo and Japan's Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park (SCCP) will jointly hold an exhibition to showcase the achievements of three Taiwanese resident artists from March 5 to 31.
Taiwanese artists Wu Yu-pei (吳育霈), Li Cheng-liang (李承亮), and Liang Han-yun (梁瀚云), who were selected by the Ministry of Culture for the residency program in 2018, 2019, and 2021 respectively, will display their works at SCCP. Due to the pandemic, Taiwanese artists were unable to travel to Japan. To bring Japanese audiences closer to Taiwanese artistic creations, videos of the creative process of Taiwanese artists will be screened along with the displayed works at the exhibition gallery.
The three artists present works in different styles. Wu Yu-pei makes good use of the properties of glaze to present the diverse appearance of pottery creation; Inspired by the black animal face ceramic tiles on the roof during the residency, Li Cheng-liang completed works that have both sculptural shapes and functions of the dish with the theme of Godzilla; Combining her childhood memories and residency experience, Liang Han-yun presents a series of creations that connect personal life landscapes with images of lakes in nature.
ROC representative to Japan Frank Hsieh (謝長廷) visited the exhibition on March 18, and he was guided by the Director of SCCP Toshio Matsui (松井利夫), who previously served as the judge of Taiwan Ceramics Biennale in 2020. Hsieh thanked SCCP for providing opportunities to Taiwanese resident artists, and he looks forward to having further exchanges between Taiwan and Japan through contemporary art creations. During Hsieh’s visit, artist Liang Han-yun, who is currently residing in SCCP, explained the theme of her works to him.
Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo stated that SCCP is a representative and professional ceramics culture theme park in Japan. Since its inception in 1992, the Institute of Ceramic Studies has provided an opportunity for ceramic artists from around the world to work freely in the environment of Shigaraki. Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo signed an exchange agreement with SCCP in 2017.