Join us Sunday, February 11 for a cultural festival celebrating Taiwan. We will have workshops and performances inspired by Taiwanese artistic traditions. Taiwanese American Council of Greater New York, Inc. (TAC-GNY) will present the Techno Nezha or San Tai Zi performance.
Upcycled Object Calligraphy in Fine Arts: Inspired by the practice of Taiwanese born, New York based contemporary artist Chin Chih Yang, visitors will get a chance to create their own instrument for calligraphy from upcycled materials. Responding to the idea of over-consumption in his work, the artist often uses recycled materials and creates new opportunities for use. In his performance “Invisible Love and Beauty”, this artist used recycled materials to create his own calligraphic marks on paper.
Pointillist Cityscapes in Fine Arts: Taking inspiration from contemporary Taiwanese artist, Chen Chun-Hao young artists will create their very own two tone, pointillist cityscapes. For this project, museum visitors will look closely at Chun-Hao’s “Mosquito Nail Paintings” and learn about the artist’s multi-media sculpture practice using nails and tacks.
Tropic Landscapes of Taiwan at the Clay Bar: Sculpt miniature clay worlds of the tropical topography of Taiwan! Young artists will create tiny dioramas of The Sanguang River, Yushan, lush forests, and groups of volcanoes that make up this unique island’s topography!
The World of Jimmy Liao in the Media Lab: Inspired by Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao, young artists will explore his works and create narratives around his illustrations and characters. Guests can illustrate their own creatures to create lush, imaginative worlds.
Opera Storytelling in the Sound Booth: In following the rich opera culture of Taiwan, guests in the Sound Booth can write and record their own short form stories in the opera style.