Led by Prof. Ava Hsueh.
A Taiwan Academy Lecture 2019. Funded by Taiwan Academy in Scotland, supported by the Spotlight Taiwan, Ministry of Culture, Taiwan.
Art spaces and institutions run by artist groups and collectives started to appear in the 1990s, mostly in Northern, Central, and Southern Taiwan, with independent and avant-garde ideas, as discovered in all their exhibitions, to construct the features of Taiwan’s contemporary art. It is the pillar with which the art scene in Taiwan has built their collective cultural identity through localization, while it is also a channel through which we come to realize how the contemporary art in Taiwan has initiated a dialogue with the trend of globalization.
This event is part of the Spotlight Taiwan 2019 programme.
About the speaker
Prof. Ava Hsueh (born in 1956 in Taichung, Taiwan) obtained her D.A. degree of School of Education, Department of Art and Art Professions in New York University and currently serves as the Honorary Professor in Tainan National University of the Arts. She has been appointed as the Director of National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Chief Executive of National Cultural and Arts Foundation, and has served as the Dean of the College of Visual Arts, the Chair of the Doctoral Program in Art Creation and Theory in Tainan National University of the Arts. Prof. Hsueh has long-chosen abstract language as her expression of artistic creation. Her art works are mainly constituted by biomorphic abstraction and geometric abstraction to express a hybrid reality, whose mixture and adjustment correspond to epochal shifts and the characteristic of contemporary abstract art. Also her work has been exhibited in many venues around the world, including Taiwan, China, U.S.A., France, Italy, Korea, Japan, etc. She has been awarded The Creation Award of Li Chun Shen Foundation of Modern Painting, the Institutional Honorable Award for Woman in Culture and Arts, The Third Merit Medal from The Executive Yuan of Taiwan, The 3rd Art Education Contribution Prize: Outstanding Teacher from The Ministry of Education, and the Research Award from National Science Council (1996), etc. Prof. Hsueh’s works have been widely collected, including National Taiwan Museum of Fine Art, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, National Art Museum of China (Beijing), White Rabbit Museum (Australia), private collection etc.
Part of the 2019/20 History of Art Research Seminar Series