Brown Bag Forum : Vandalism as Ephemeral Art – A Primer on Graffiti Art and Culture

Presenter | Bryan FisherHost | Prof. I-Wen ChangTitle | Vandalism as Ephemeral Art – A Primer on Graffiti art and CultureDate | Monday, 30 March 2020Time| 12:30~ 13:30 Introduction | This talk will give an overview and brief history of the origins of graffiti culture, from it’s humble beginnings in Philadelphia and the subway boom of New York City to theContinue reading “Brown Bag Forum : Vandalism as Ephemeral Art – A Primer on Graffiti Art and Culture”

The Futurist Wave is coming to Pingtung!

The futurist wave is coming to Pingtung!Be ready.做好心理準備⋯⋯⋯⋯未來潮 : 2020 大山地門當代藝術展即將席捲屏東! IMCCI students of Professor Manray HSU’s “Curatorial Seminar” in this semester (Spring 2020) are participating in the organization of the upcoming exhibition “Futurist Wave: Contemporary Art from the Greater Sandimen,” curated by Prof. Manray at the Pingtung Art Museum. Divided into overlapping groups, students workContinue reading “The Futurist Wave is coming to Pingtung!”

Visiting international organizations— OISTAT 國際劇場組織, 竹圍工作室 Bamboo Curtain Studio and Center for Innovation Taipei

As part of “Arts and Cultural Organization Management” course taught by Prof. I-Wen Chang, IMCCI students visited two international organizations— OISTAT 國際劇場組織, 竹圍工作室 Bamboo Curtain Studio and Center for Innovation Taipei(CIT) today. Director 魏琬容 and Director 蕭麗虹 from each institution gave an insightful introduction about their organizational structure and projects they have been working on, and share withContinue reading “Visiting international organizations— OISTAT 國際劇場組織, 竹圍工作室 Bamboo Curtain Studio and Center for Innovation Taipei”

那些在北投的外國人們 Foreigners in Beitou – Performance at Hong-Gah Museum

21, March 2020 IMCCI X 許生翰 Sean Hsu那些在北投的外國人們,Foreigners in BeitouBeitou Local Postures Collecting Project Date: 21st March 2020 (SAT)Time: 17:00Venue: Hong-gah Museum (11F, No.166, Da-ye Rd., Beitou Disc., Taipei) 製作/Producer:張懿文 I-Wen Chang編舞/Choreographer:許生翰及全體演出人員 Sean Hsu and all the performers表演者/Performer:Claudia Bermudez, Warangtip Singhakarn, Elliott Cheung, Thachaporn Suppuratanapinyo, Mary Carmel Evangelista, Rodrigo Lopez Santos, Melody Wagner, Andrea Sandoval,Continue reading “那些在北投的外國人們 Foreigners in Beitou – Performance at Hong-Gah Museum”

Experiencing the Trap: Exploring Cultural and Creative Spaces In Southern Taiwan (part ii)

14-15 December 2019 A Two-Day Field Trip to Kaohsiung & Pingtung (part ii) Journey to Pingtung For the night of the first day the group slept at the Evergreen Lily Elementary School just 5 minutes away from where the expected second day’s adventure was to start. That night an unintended cultural immersion and exploration occurredContinue reading “Experiencing the Trap: Exploring Cultural and Creative Spaces In Southern Taiwan (part ii)”

Experiencing the Trap: Exploring Cultural and Creative Spaces In Southern Taiwan (part i)

14-15 December 2019  A Two-Day Field Trip to Kaohsiung & Pingtung (part i) Under a really nice and warm weather, first- and second-year students from IMCCI program enjoyed their last trip of the semester during a visit to different cultural places in the south of Taiwan: Kaohsiung and Pingtung. The two-days excursion on the 14thContinue reading “Experiencing the Trap: Exploring Cultural and Creative Spaces In Southern Taiwan (part i)”

居住正義 – 華光 & 紹興社區

01 December 2019 華光及紹興社區皆為台北市區內因國家政府政策而被迫遷居的案例。由高俊宏教授邀請 Enzo 和 Amy 帶領,學生參訪了兩處各被拆除及禁止進入的社區現址,藉由碰觸居住正義的真實現況來探討藝術介入權力政治的手法。 華光社區位於大安區,依傍中正紀念堂,是台北市相當中心的核心地段,目前整個社區被拆除為平地,只留下部分遺址,腹地雜草蔓生,在寸土寸金的台北市顯得格格不入。紹興社區原址則被劃為國立臺灣大學所有,原本即將進行的都市更新動作因為各方團體以保護社區內古樹為由而獲得緩解,目前紹興社區各棟建築停滯於待拆除的階段,因為各種勢力的壓縮,時光在這個社區內似乎被靜止。 photos by Sean Hsu 從這兩個案例來看,原居民都在法規不完整備齊的時期在該地開始了生活,而多年的居住事實並未提供他們居住的實權。若是土地的價值凌駕人民權利,那麼正義將不得伸張,然而在資本主義的框架之下,被視為必要之惡的犧牲似乎再所難免。在參訪的過程中,學生們各自分享了在他們國家內所面臨的居住問題:昂貴無法負擔的價格讓青年們對購屋感到無法觸及,薪資與居住的正義不成正比,在許多的情況下,離鄉背井進入都市的勞動力顯然成為了資本的奴僕。 但若是這些地段不被國家所管控,是否也助長了私人地主對資金的攏絡?那是否也成了另一樣、更微觀的小型資本衝突?如同現今台北市西門地區的租金一般,據悉捷運站出口的店租已經飆漲至上百萬元一個月,若是那塊土地曾有過土地權利的爭辯,又會是什麼樣的幸運讓現下的地主掌握了如此龐大金流的動向呢? 在探討居住正義的提問時,我們很難剝除居民情感上的依附,他勢必與國家政策相對理性的角度產生撞擊。作為敏感的藝術工作者,我們將有義務去參與、了解並透析其脈絡,並試圖以中立而平衡的方法闡述,將事件的歷史銘刻,以儆效尤。 photos by Sean Hsu

Academic Cultural Awareness Sharing

27 November 2019 An Intercultural Communication Workshop was held between Undergraduate students from the Queensland University of Technology visiting the Taipei National University of the Arts’ students in the IMCCI Program. The Undergraduate students from the University’s Creative Industries Faculty were in Taiwan for a 2 week Creative Industry Study Tour. Their visit to theContinue reading “Academic Cultural Awareness Sharing”

THE GENIUS LOCI THEORY

22 November, 2019 International Lecture by Guest Speaker Alberto Campagnolo As part of the IMCCI International Lecture Series, first and second year students attended Alberto Campagnolo’s “Genius Loci Theory” workshop.  Campagnolo is a Brand Management Consultant for Luxury, Lifestyle, Fashion and Design brands. In the three-hour long seminar, students learned to analyze and understand highContinue reading “THE GENIUS LOCI THEORY”