Lemon trees and sustainable oceans: Taiwan’s ecological art revolution


Why are Taiwanese artists pioneering so many socially and environmentally engaged projects? Art Radar investigates the trend, spotlighting two exhibitions of 12 quietly revolutionary projects that dynamically engage with social and environmental concerns.  From 3 July to 6 September 2015 the … Continue reading

Sustaining a fragile environment: Art in Taiwan’s Cheng Long Wetlands


Artists work with the community towards creating a sustainable environment in the Chenglong Wetlands.

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Taiwanese artist Yi-Chun Lo talks bananas and economics – interview


Emerging Taiwanese artist Yi-Chun Lo uses banana peels to engage with issues as diverse as welfare strikes, Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution and the historical exploitation of banana plantation workers.

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Imprisonment and human rights: Artist Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz Island


Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s current exhibition “@Large – Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz” comprises 7 new site-specific installations on view until 26 April 2015 at the famous prison grounds.

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Adapting to climate change: Art and the community in the Cheng Long Wetlands, Taiwan


Cheng-Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project is back for fifth year, continuing to raise awareness about environmental issues and produce ideas for the improvement of local conditions and livelihood through site-specific installations.

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Where art and nature meet: Curator Jane Ingram Allen on the first International Nature Art Curators’ Conference in Korea


Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project’s curator Jane Ingram Allen gives her perspective on the inaugural International Nature Art Curators’ Conference, Gongju, South Korea, which brought together international curators engaged in nature art projects.

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Art and social change: How environmental art is transforming a Taiwanese village


Huge site-specific sculptures sit among birds, reeds and muddy water in the Taiwan’s 2013 Cheng-Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project.

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Emerging Taiwanese sound artist addresses environmental issues – interview with Hsu Yen-Ting


Taiwanese sound artist Hsu Yen-Ting discusses her latest project, inspired by the Cheng Long wetlands of Taiwan, the importance of active listening and whether art can be used to raise awareness of pressing societal issues.

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