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Exhibition project representing Taiwan makes debut at Venice Architecture Biennale

  • Date:2023-05-20~2023-11-26
Exhibition project representing Taiwan makes debut at Venice Architecture Biennale

Organized by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA), a project titled "Diachronic Apparatuses of Taiwan – Architecture as on-going details within landscape," curated by a team from the Department of Architecture of TungHai University for the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, will be exhibited at Palazzo delle Prigioni in Venice, Italy from May 20 to November 26.

The project, with an aim to initiate a dialogue between synthetic and real ground, and to relearn from the countryside, responds to the theme "The Laboratory of the Future" of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition. The curatorial team thinks that people might need to reassemble the things that have been forgotten with the advancement of time; the team revisited Taiwan's mountains and seas to look for the genuine daily life that nurtures the future.

For the project, the curatorial team focuses on the sectional view of agricultural landscapes at different altitudes, discovering their "modified" aspects. Whether it is oyster farms, greenhouses, or tea plantations in Taiwan, they can all be considered humanity's tectonic responses to the environment. By discussing the conflict and reconciliation between humankind and nature, the curatorial team discovers possible measures for addressing the future development of Taiwanese architecture.

In addition to integrating with the architectural education scene at TungHai University, the team adopted the form of a "Teaching Alliance" for the first time and invited National Cheng Kung University, Tamkang University, Feng Chia University, and Chung Yuan Christian University to participate and add dynamics to the project.

At the Taiwan pavilion, the curatorial team will divide the interior into four exhibition areas and recorded audio and video will also be played in the exhibition space, with the sounds of Taiwan’s natural environment.

(Photo courtesy of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art)