PUBLIC ART TAIPEI VENICE BIENNALE ARTIST
Taiwan’s Bureau of High Speed Rail has commissioned Indian artist Sunil Gawde, whose large kinetic sculptures were part of the 2009 Venice Biennale’s international exhibition Making Worlds, to create a public art installation for the airport subway line.
The artworks will be designed for specific locations within the system under the theme of “Interaction Crossing Zone,” and will include a variety of forms, including interactive installations, sculptures, murals, video art and mechanically powered installations, according to the bureau.
The works will be located along the Taoyuan International Airport Access subway line, which will run between the airport and Taipei. Gawde was one of nine artists selected for the project. Others include Daniel Rozin of the U.S., Florian Claar of Germany, Japanese “art unit” Paramodel, along with Taiwanese artists Tao Ya-Lun, Lin Jiun-Ting, Lai Pei-Yu, Jen Ta-Hsien and the collective Luxury Logico. The installations are currently set to be completed by October 2014.
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- If it makes you scratch your head, it’s art – Sakshi 25th anniversary exhibition – December 2010 – a landmark exhibition from the Indian gallery that represents Gawde, among others
- Top Australian media artists introduced at Art Taipei – public lecture by Antoanetta Ivanova – September 2010 – an educational event at Art Taipei that includes a lecture about public art
- New Taiwanese book focuses on personal connection with art – September 2010 – the book details the creation of fifteen important public art pieces in Taiwan
- What is Street Art? Vandalism, graffiti or public art – Part I – January 2010 – The first part in our two-part series on street art and its relationship to the contemporary art world at large
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