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A new image of Taitung to be showcased in Singapore in FIND Design Fair Asia
[September 21, 2023]

A new image of Taitung to be showcased in Singapore in FIND Design Fair Asia

SINGAPORE, Sept. 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Taitung County Government will be leading "Art Ripple", a collaboration of Taitung artists, to join this year's FIND Design Fair Asia from September 21st to 23rd, 2023. The event will feature five groups of local brand representatives Taitung artists, four co-creation artists, and six international collaboration artists. The opening ceremony of the exhibition will be held on September 21st at 2 pm in the Taitung Exhibition Hall. Sufin, a well-known singer from the Amis tribe, the largest indigenous tribe in Taiwan, has been invited to perform a traditional ballad during the walking tour. We are also honored to have Supermama founder Edwin Low, Singapore Fashion Council Ong Hui Min, Orcadesign Jeremy Sun and SCCP Taipei Culture Foundation Candy Chen joining us. The combination of various art and craft creations from Taitung presents a brand-new image that is truly one-of-a-kind. We invite you to join us and be inspired by visiting our online exhibition hall between September 21st and November 12th.

Mayor of Taitung County, Yao Ching-Ling, has indicated that the valuable asset in Taitung is not only its breathtaking natural scenery and rich resources, but also the unique creativity of Austronesian Culture. This is why the Taitung County Government has been focusing on building the Capital of Austronesian Culture and promoting the Slow Economy. The 2023 Taitung Art and Craft Co-Creation and Austronesian Collaboration Project marks Taitung's first participation in the FIND Design Fair Asia, which is considered the Asian version of Salone del Mobile Milano. Themed "Southern Island Art Ripples", this event represents the abundance of creativity not only in art andcraft, but also in life in Taitung. During the exhibition, the online exhibition hall will provide multiple access points for visitors to interact with Taitung County Government and showcase the charm and spectacular beauty of Taitung through the ripples of Austronesian Culture. 

The exhibition is a combination of local band representatives, a variety of co-creation artworks and collaboration between international artists. The first section will feature five local brand representatives: Taitung Dawn Artist Village, Mima'an, Adisi Pottery, Sayfike, and Highway 11 Open Studio. These brands are known for their unique art forms and crafts that are deeply rooted in Taitung's cultural heritage. The artists will be using a variety of materials to interact with participants on site, including jewelry design, weaving, knitting, and pottery.

Next, a variety of co-creation artworks, including glaze fountain pens and Alpinia zerumbet baskets created by ili Workshop x HEY SHENG and JIAO x YSTUDIO. Additionally, utensils and cutlery will be co-created and redesigned by Orange Moon Studio and Abus Bunun Traditional Weaving Workshop.

The third section of the exhibition will feature a collaboration between international artists themed with Austronesian culture. The art pieces created by Lin Jung-Yi, Hsueh Chia-Chi, and Chou Sheng-Hsien from Taiwan, Wendy Teo, Muhammad Aimanuddin from Malaysia, and Uhila Nai from Tonga are authentic artworks created while they were residents in reciprocal nations. The artists have used various materials such as barks, clay, and metal to create their art pieces. The exhibition is diverse and thriving, corresponding to the Austronesian theme. This is a cross-nation, cross-material, and cross-genre exhibition that you simply cannot miss.

Ms. Wang Jing-Yu from Mima'an Studio feels honored to be part of the local brand representative showcasing in Singapore. Mima'an will exhibit a series of décor artwork created based on the concept of 12 moons. This creation is a combination of the traditional kunakung, a common crafting technique for East Coast Amis tribes, and the reappearing moon from different days of the month. These colorful fur balls represent peace and goodwill. Ms. Wang Jing-Yu and Mima'an would like to share this blessing with all participants. 

Specialized in pottery making using the wood-burning technique, Adisi Pottery will be showcasing a series of artworks during this exhibition. According to Ms. Liao Xia-Zi, the graphic on the chalice was inspired by the totem of PaiWan's noble family crest, which symbolizes love and honor. She would like to share the love and honor of the PaiWan royals with everyone visiting this exhibition.

To provide a more convenient experience without limitation of time and space, "Austronesian Art Ripples" has created an online exhibition hall that will be streamed live between September 21st and November 12th. You can join us here and online to enjoy this marvelous exhibition of Taitung's Art and Craft.

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