BOUNDARIES OF ACCEPTANCE

    The project places focus on psychological contradictions in contemporary society by proposing to see applied arts as a solution to reconcile progress and traditions and connect contemporary art and the market economy. Eight practitioners from Taiwan and Western countries in fields of applied arts were invited to share how they acknowledged themselves, identified their standpoints, and found the value system that respects differences in their creative journey. View Archive



CONTEMPORARY PHENOMEN0N OF MESSAGES

    To explore the characteristics of the interweaving of ideas and the dislocation of history in contemporary messages, first, through the proposition of How Images are Received and Messages Produced,, artists in various fields are invited to deconstruct their experience of making messages, and to think about traditional techniques and classifications, and how they coexist in the era of electronic media. Then, World Contemporary Graphic Design will return to discuss the visual form of language through visual communication cases from South Korea and Europe, to organize Taiwan's international visual context. View Archive

HOW IMAGES ARE RECEIVED AND MESSAGES PRODUCED
SELECTION–THE STRATEGIC LIFELINE OF LOCAL FASHION BRANDS
    In this discussion, stylist and Ne.Sense manager Micheal Xie discuss how he developed his sense of “absolute aesthetics” from his work in the fashion industry, and shares his experiences, local awareness and personal interests and how he’s combined his unique perspective through branding to make an in impact in the consumer market.


WORLD CONTEMPORARY GRAPHIC DESIGN
UNDEFINED · FIVE NEW TALENTS IN TAIWANESE VISUAL ART
    In this lecture, TPadd assoc., chairman Hsing-Kai Peng introduces how five visual workers from Taiwan, Indonesia, and Macau, between the ages of 24 and 28, who are active in the field of art and literature in Taiwan, inherit the cultural codes of Taiwan in the 1970s and 1980s in an avant-garde and raw methodology and develop a blueprint for Taiwan’s visual culture. Peng Xingkai, using London artist Jesse Kanda, arrives at a new starting point for contemporary graphic art to explain how the “religiousness” in works has brought about a decentralized transformation after the exchange of contemporary artists and works.


NO MASTERS IN THE CONTEMPORARY: DECENTRALIZED COLLECTIVE CREATION
    In this lecture, Jiaxing He, designer of Timonium Lake, and Jianhong Huang, director of Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, discuss how creators should orient themselves and how to participate in a “current” collective creative action in a contemporary situation that has lost ideological indicators.


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PICTORIAL
ART

    This series focuses on the influence of the painting on contemporary ways of viewing. Visual workers and philosophical researchers analyze the core issues of Pictorial Art, dissecting the theory of graphic art to discuss the current image environment, and to imagine the future of graphic design. View Archive

THE AUTHENTICITY OF CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY
    In this lecture, Manbo Key, winner of the first prize of the Taipei Arts Award, responds to the “real” and “fiction” of photography with the historical clues of the development of Taiwan's underground culture and transgender identity in the work Father's Video Tapes, and further discusses and how contemporary photography can address issues within one’s personal life.


THE AESTHETICS OF PICTORIAL ART
    In this lecture, our research consultant Huai-An Hsing (National Yang Ming University, Master of Philosophy of Mind and Cognition) discusses the aesthetics of pictorial arts. A pictorial art was defined as a two-dimensional visual work whose main function is to provide aesthetic experience, including not only traditional categories within visual arts such as painting and photography, but also graphic design, which is rarely addressed in contemporary philosophical aesthetics.


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