> The first bilingual archive of Taiwan contemporary artists to the world.
> More than 200 hundreds important figures in Taiwan Contemporary Art.
> Highly recommended by academic counselors, curators and art institutions.
爾後，另於2009年5月首次舉辦YOUNG ART TAIPEI台北國際當代藝術博覽會，於景氣低迷中創造出台灣首次飯店型博覽會的成功典範後，續於年底12月舉辦PHOTO TAIPEI台北攝影與數位影像藝術博覽會，並帶領台灣數家畫廊共同向外參加展覽，包括中、日、韓、香港、德國等國際各地，成立至今表現不凡。台灣當代藝術連線成立至今，除了持續努力於每年籌畫推動更多台灣與國際當代藝術交流的新平台外，包括持續舉辦每年的藝術博覽會，與英文網站成立，促進國內外交流，已然成功地將台灣當代藝術傳遞予國際重要藝文機構。
而同時與各國藝文組織多次的交流與接觸，也讓本社體認到國內較缺乏對台灣當代藝術領域專業之英文論述，更遑論打開國際藝術圈通路。因此台灣當代藝術連線則研議除了擴大網站功能與信息傳遞外，期望藉由「藝術之島-台灣當代藝術名人錄 ART ISLAND - An Archive of Taiwan Contemporary Artists」中英文雙語出版品的編撰與發行，彌補台灣當代藝術發展在學術論述與國際宣傳之不足，並就各方觀點蒐集具代表性之台灣當代藝術家資料，以以名人錄的方式一一列出，以做為台灣當代藝術全球推廣之權威性著作，本書並將發行至國際各重要美術館、圖書館與知名大學藝術研究機構。本書編撰以戰後1945後出生的藝術家為主，因考量到傳統與現代的藝術家等已有相當完整的書籍介紹，而當代藝術家目前的宣傳平台則由個別畫廊默默耕耘努力，因此本社特集結眾人之力，並邀請了四位耕耘於台灣藝術界的學者為顧問，包括吳介祥(國立彰化師範大學美術系助理教授)、胡永芬(獨立策展人，中華民國視覺藝術聯盟榮譽理事長)、陳泰松(國立台北藝術大學科技藝術研究所講師)、顧世勇(國立台南藝術大學造型藝術研究所教授)，以及力邀澳洲策展人Sophie Mclntyre撰文提供不同論點。期待以本書的出版，作拋磚引玉之用，並盼未來國內有更多藝術機構、學者、策展人、向國際發聲，向國際介紹台灣當代藝術的發展。
For many years, the contemporary art scenes in Taiwan have always been in lack of a communicational platform which collects the achievement of individual art workers and introduce the vitality of Taiwan contemporary art to the world. Therefore in the year of 2007, the owner of Galerie Grand Siecle, Mr. Chang Hsueh-Kung, invited two other galleries- Aki Gallery and Dynasty Art Gallery – to start the alliance Taiwan Contemporary Art Link, with the execution of Ms. Huang Ya-Chi who later served as the first Chief Executive of TCAL. In the year of 2008, DerHorng Art Gallery joined as a new member in the alliance. The objective of such establishment is to adapt the form of strategic alliance among galleries, hence to collaboratively create visibility for young artists world-wide.
It has been three years since the establishment of the English website for the Contemporary Art Link in Taiwan (<span>www.taienacontemporaryart.net</span>), during the time, it is undoubtedly successful in communicating contemporary art of Taiwan to leading institutions of art and culture in every part of the world. The frequent contacts and communications collaborated with these institutions make Taiwan Contemporary Art Inc., realize: it always requires academic publication and the complement effect brought internet media and print publication to create instant communication of information. The owner of Dynasty Art Gallery, Mr. Frank C. Liu, thus initiates the project to publish a bilingual artist archive which included important figures in Taiwan contemporary art. We expect to compensate the insufficiency in academic publications related to Taiwanese contemporary art, with the editorship and issue of Art Island – an Archive of Taiwan Contemporary Artists in both Mandarin and English, and also, hope to collect as much knowledge of these representing figures of contemporary artists in Taiwan as possible from different points of view.
The completion of this publication owes to the support of National Council for Cultural Affairs Taiwan, along with many art spaces, galleries, and organizations such as Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, and National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. Meanwhile, TCAL invites four scholars, art critics – Chen, Tai-Sung (lecturer in the Department of New Media Art at Taipei National University of the Arts), Hu, Fung-Fen (independent curator/ the honorable chairperson of the Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan), Ku, Shih-Yung (professor in the Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts at Tainan National University of the Arts), Wu, Chieh-Hsiang (assistant professor in the Department of Art at National Changhua University of Education) – to be our academic counselors. We also invited the Australia curator Sophie Mclntyre as the guest writer, offering readers an insight introduction. We feel grateful to those who have helped the completion of this book, and we hope the publication of this book will further promote Taiwan contemporary art to the greater public in each corner of the world.
If you would like to pursue the book, please connect the Taiwan Contemporary Art Link’ s committee through firstname.lastname@example.org.
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