Sanctuary: Old Clothing Collection Project Public ProgramSpecial ProgramPerformance

Artist Wang Wen-Chih invites you to participate in an art project by donating old clothes.

Second-hand clothing from different sources will be sewn together and woven into Sanctuary's bamboo structure. Through this participatory collection project, your old clothes, which originally protected your body, become part of an artwork by being woven into a structure made of natural bamboo. The resulting installation will form a sanctuary for our bodies, minds and souls and provide viewers with a place to roam, meditate, and imagine.


Collection Times

10:00 to 16:00 on October 28 and 29; November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19


TFAM Plaza


Items to be Collected

  1. Light, thin, and soft cotton or linen clothes worn in the summer. Please don't bring heavier clothes, children's clothes, jeans, socks or undergarments.
  2. Donated clothing will be sewn together and become part of an artwork. Clothing cannot be returned after the exhibition concludes.


Donation Instructions

Items for donation should be delivered in person from 10:00 to 16:00 on designated days. Donations are limited to two items per person.

Participants will receive a commemorative fabric swatch printed with a drawing of Sanctuary as a token of gratitude for participating in the project. A total of 100 swatches will be distributed: 50 from 10:00 to 14:00, and 50 from 14:00 to 16:00.

Due to their limited number, swatches will only be gifted to individuals who donate 2 items of the kind described above. Clothing not meeting specifications will be returned at the collection site.

The following free events will take place at the clothing collection site (preregistration is not required).


Guided Tours

10:30, 13:30, and 15:30 on October 28 and 29; November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19


Creating with the Artist

The public is invited to participate in the creation of the artwork by weaving second-hand clothing into the bamboo installation.

Schedule: 11:00, 14:00, and 16:00 on October 28 and 29; November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19


Dust Jacket Workshop

Express your creativity by adding metal buttons and handmade materials to your Sanctuary Project Swatch to make it into a dust jacket that provides a sanctuary for your favorite book.

This workshop is intended for people who received a Sanctuary Project Swatch. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.


Form and Color as Sanctuary: Printmaking

What colors and shapes do you especially like, or are especially prevalent in your daily life? Do some make you feel happy or free? Using the shapes and colors provided at the workshop, construct a little universe that makes you feel safe or free and then print it on any flat and thin item made of cloth to create your own healing accessory.

This workshop is intended for adults and children fond of creating things. Please bring a thin fabric item to print on, such as a T-shirt or shopping bag. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.