The Japan branch of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) has released a statement on the closure of “After ‘Freedom of Expression?’” at Aichi Triennale 2019. Dated August 7 and signed by AICA Japan president Fumio Nanjo, the AICA statement expresses grave concern about the situation, firmly stating that “the suppression of expressive activities by violence and threats is unacceptable.”
We the undersigned are participating artists in Aichi Triennale 2019. We here express our thoughts on the closure of the exhibit “After ‘Freedom of Expression?’”, a section of the Triennale featuring artworks that have experienced various forms of censorship at public art institutions across Japan.
Bulareyaung Dance and Cultural Foundation – LUNA (2018). All images: Courtesy Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture, Taipei. The Bulareyaung Dance and Cultural Foundation is the Annual Grand Prize winner of this year’s 17th Taishin Arts Awards, itView More >
One of Taiwan’s most prestigious honors in the fields of art and culture, the 16th annual Taishin Arts Awards were announced at a ceremony held in Taipei on Jun 2. Established by the Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture, the Taishin Arts Awards honor outstanding works presented in Taiwan over the preceding year in the visual and performing arts.
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The winners of the 15th Taishin Arts Awards, including Ghost Mountain Ghost Shovel Art Collective, Huang Ya-li, Xie Zhongqi, LipingLiping, Liu Fang-yi and Lee Shih-yang in the Visual Arts category; Annual Grand Prize Winner Chia-wei Hsu; and Liu Kuan Hsiang inView More >
“Theater of the Road” Transforms the Path of Refugees into a Place of Learning: A Report on European Thinkbelt/McDonald’s Radio University By Chiaki Soma Above: Entrance of the Künstlerhaus Mousonturm. Below: The theater café. All images: Unless otherwise noted, photoView More >
Hsu Che-Yu – Microphone Test (2015), installation view in the 14th Taishin Arts Award Exhibition at the Museum of National Taipei University of Education (MoNTUE), 2016. Courtesy Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture, Taipei. The prize winners of thisView More >
The artist Takahiro Iwasaki will represent Japan at the 57th Venice Biennale, it was announced at a press conference held Jun 15 at the Japan Foundation headquarters in Tokyo. Under the current system, the Japan Pavilion exhibition is decided throughView More >
Installation view of “Altering Nativism – Sound Cultures in Post-War Taiwan,” Grand Prize winner of the 13th Taishin Arts Award. Courtesy Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture. TheCube Project Space’s exhibition, “Altering Nativism – Sound Cultures in Post-War Taiwan,”View More >