TAIWAN : Vibrant Vision
National Indigenous Culture Park & TCCPF
For indigenous peoples anywhere in the world, art is inseparable from everyday life: it is how cultural memories are preserved and boundaries transcended.
For over 8000 years the Aboriginal people of Taiwan have passed on their designs and stories from one generation to the next as a way of expressing their connections with land and community. This rich heritage continues to be practiced today through ritual, dance, song, and artistic objects.
Annie Ivanova traveled from ocean shores to mountain tops visiting indigenous artists from every tribe as part of her research.
She is the first and only foreign curator to undertake such pioneering work. Vibrant Vision was a finalist in the inaugural Australian Arts in Asia Awards, competing against hundreds of projects from across Asia.
Vibrant Vision is a unique artists development and exhibition project that celebrates the role contemporary Taiwanese indigenous artists, designers and craftspeople play in keeping the cultural richness of the island alive.
Curator: Annie Ivanova
Artsits & Designers:
Mei Jiuan Sang, Lekal Diway, Nitjan Takivalit, Etan Pavavalong, Hana Kliw, Eleng Luluan, Balu Madilin, Yuan Shiang Lin, Umav Balalavi, Ipun.Apassu, Yun Li Sz, Lei En, Budar Adu, Andre Gao Sheng Zhong.