2017 Taipei Art Awards

 

 

Having been successfully presented for many years by Taipei Fine Art Museum, the annual art competition and exhibition the “Taipei Art Awards” is a testament to the dynamism of Taiwan's contemporary art development and serves as a predictor of up and coming art trends. TFAM took over its organization upon the museum’s establishment in 1983. The award encourages outstanding artists and promotes artwork rich in content capturing the spirit of the times, thus stimulating new ideas and creative energy. Also included in the “2017 Taipei Art Awards” is the Audience Choice Award, which is organized with the objective of deepening audience participation and invigorating the power of collective thinking.

 

After two-stage selection, 13 participating artists of “2017 Taipei Art Awards” include Yu-Song Wang, Kai-Chun Chiang, Chi-Yu Wu, Sih-Chin Wu, Cheng-Liang Li, Chieh-Sen Chiu, Chung-Han Yao, Hsuan Hung, Pei-Mao Sun, Liang-Hsuan Chen, Yi-Min Huang, Chi-Chuan Yang and Shuai-Cheng Pu. Due to the current renovation of TFAM, the competition result (the 13 pieces of works) will be shown in MOCA, Taipei from November 23, 2017 to February 4, 2018.

 

 

 

Audience Choice Award, Who Deserves Your Vote?

Besides the opinions of the jurors, Taipei Arts Awards also need you, our viewers!

Let’s get a collective brainpower fueled with boundless energy turning, come and share with us: Which artwork, considering its subject matter, format, or concept, has stood out and caught your attention the most?

Please vote for the artwork/artist that you support the most. Winner of the Audience Choice Award will be revealed a week before the exhibition ends! 

 

When to Vote:   2017.11.23 - 2018.1.28

Where to Vote:  MOCA, Taipei

  • Kai-Chun Chiang (b.1983)

      Kai-Chun Chiang’s art is closely connected to “the place of being and the present lifestyle”. The localness of his art is interconnected with history, with the ordinariness linked to literature. Third Person Traveler – II is a poetic personal journey and also a daydre...
  • Chi-Chuan Yang (b.1985)

      Chi-Chuan Yang’s art and reading are personalized murmurings that have been extended to call upon the audience’s own similar experiences, seeking to open up memories related to time, space, objects, and events. The core of this artwork is based on a personal memory databank, whic...
  • Hsuan Hung (b.1992)

      The series Gong Di Ju is presented as a traditional Chinese reception hall. Gong Di Ju is assembled by Hsuan Hung with objects collected from construction sites, and the term “Gong Di Ju” actually means treasure pavilion where imperial treasures are housed. Furthermore, 供帝(&ldquo...
  • Shuai-Cheng Pu (b.1983)

    Kinetic video installation, Visual Oblation, is created by Shuai-Cheng Pu with the use of an assortment of devices including Internet router, cellular phone app for receiving and transmitting, television, and projector. Two domains are created with a bright side consisting of the video and a dark si...
  • Chung-Han Yao (b.1981)

      An Electronic Monster #2-Ceiling is a sound-light installation that focuses on spatiality. The artist, Chung-Han Yao, has positioned this installation work on the ceiling, where it could not be touched. This offers the audience a perspective that consists purely of just seeing, with their re...
  • Liang-Hsuan Chen (b. 1985)

      Hour Hour is a multiscreen projection installation that showcases ten videos which are scattered in a dimly lit room in a theatrical manner. Liang-Hsuan Chen has asked her mother to be the protagonist in her videos, with moments from her mother’s everyday life that are associated with ...
  • Sih-Chin Wu (b.1985)

      The artwork, Australia, is presented in the forms of sculpture, installation, and video, depicting the different events and things that Sih-Chin Wu encountered when he was traveling in Australia for a year and a half. In facing with the vacant and challenging Australian wilderness, in additi...
  • Chieh-Sen Chiu (b.1986)

      Chieh-Sen Chiu places focus on the corresponding relationship between geography and people’s dwelling, creatively utilizing maps to explore modern social lifestyles. Through reproducing archives and semiotics, everyday perceptual experiences are detached to challenge people’s sen...
  • Cheng-Liang Li (b.1986)

      The Wannian Station on the Road is set in a place that Cheng-Liang Li has developed by detaching from reality, deconstructing the one-sided experiences of his personal life to generate an alchemy-like unmanned theater. The artwork consists of the following installations, The Wannian Station,...
  • Yu-Song Wang (b.1994)

      The concept behind the artwork, Hualien White Lighthouse, is derived from Yu-Song Wang’s thoughts for plein air painting, where he seeks to use the plein air painting approach to convey a performance concept, experience non-figurative elements in a given space, and depict things that t...
  • Yi-Min Huang (b.1976)

      If Taiwanese people’s hopes and wishes are disclosed in folk beliefs, temples where many gods reside are the materialization of such spiritual faith. In seeing the styles and forms of temples and meticulously inspecting the carvings and motifs on them, bountiful imaginations of our for...
  • Chi-Yu Wu (b.1986)

      One of the chapters in Postwar History of Taiwan Politics recounts the incident in 1996 when several missiles with the potential to alter the fate of Taiwan flew over the vast ocean at night; they didn’t fly over the island, with the momentary flares they emitted only seen on televisio...
  • Pei-Mao Sun (b.1991)

      Park Information is a series of graphic paintings that Pei-Mao Sun has created based on some abandoned or unique scenic parks in Taiwan. Many of these sites have cement statues in them, and some are quite refined while others are more crudely made. Some of these statues are juxtaposed next t...