Island Tales: Taiwan and Australia | Taipei←→Perth

The story of this exhibition began in 1999, when Taipei and Perth, Australia, establish the friendship cities. The sisterhood has officially entered its 20th year this year, prompting TFAM and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts to come together to organize this exhibition, which serves as a platform for interaction and exchanges, and for the curators to tell stories rooted in local cultures that explore the multiple possibilities created by time and timely meetings. “Tales” refer to fictional stories, as well as snippets of utterances and moral lessons. As opposed to history, which emphasizes realistic descriptions of the past, tales employ fictional language to interpret and reinterpret stories from the past and various subjects. This process of “remémoration” forms a bridge between time and locality. The exhibition sets out from a rewriting of history, and recruit 13 artists from Taiwan and West Australia were invited to be part of this journey inspired by the idea of tales. Henceforth begins a sojourn of imagination and exploration between two islands, from two cities, revolving around stories, rumors from the grapevine, records, and even inconsequential and personal memories


Participating Artists:

Dan McCabe, Eva Fernandez, Gregory Pryor, Jacobus Capone, Olga Cironis, Pilar Mata Dupont, York Noongar community with Community Arts Network, Chang Wen-Hsuan, Chihhung Liu, Chiu Chen-Hung, Kao Jun-Honn + Abbot Lin + Master Hsin-Miaw, Wang Ding-Yeh, Yang Chi-Chuan​


Curator:  Chien Cheng-Yi​