Dated back to the 1980s, information of authors, artist groups and their installation artworks, art spaces and art events over the past three decades are systematically organized, combed and analyzed. The history of installation art in Taiwan is also discussed in the context of Taiwanese art under the changing social, political, and cultural climate during this period of time.
Selected information comes from relatively significant artists and artworks that considered worth to be studied, exhibited and archived. This section expected to be expanded with long-term and spontaneous supplement, including significant updates as well as further discussions.
This section attempts to reactivate comments and criticism on Taiwan’s contemporary art, not only on installation art but also on its moving intersubjective creation with other mediums. Hopefully there will bring up further possibilities for Taiwan’s installation art.
Setting out from “diverse keywords” and “multiple mediums”, installation art has a quality that naturally overlaps other types of creation. This database provides a multiple positioning of installation art for advanced search.
Many early installation artworks are no longer representable, thus the effectiveness of documentation is the ultimate goal of this section. There are still images(ex. Photos of artworks or art events) to be digitalized for searchable archiving for the public. Documented materials from journals, periodicals, exhibition catalogues as well as publications from art foundations, academic institute, art libraries, or materials collected by artists or artist groups are the major sources of this section. Four categories are established:
Artists- Biographies, news coverage, exhibitions, honors or awards and art events they’ve participated.
Artworks:-Formally exhibited artworks based on the chronicle of their first release. The formats are texts and images or videos that best present the works.
Events- events with considerable percentage or significance of installation artworks, such as exhibitions or performance. Authors and exhibited artworks, curatorial statements and images are included.
Art spaces/Art groups- Alternative art spaces and art groups that played crucial roles in the development of Taiwan’s installation art.