FUKUDA ART HOUSE PROJECT

“Fukuda Art House Project” the newly opened project in Fukuda in 2014 displays contemporary art works in cooperation with partner organizations from various regions of Asia. For the first project in 2014, the former Fukuda Post Office used until the 1930s has been renovated to become an art space called “Kyoku” organized in collaboration with the Institute of Historical Resources Managament, Taiwan and the Fukutake Foundation.

FUKUDA ART HOUSE PROJECT

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Eric Chen + Chia-Ling Hsu
Memoryscape-Kyoku

“Post offices are places where time and memories are always coming and going. They enables us to receive news and previously unknown information from a distant location, and to send our own messages to faraway places. After sending a message, we wait for the recipient to read it. Bridges exist to make connections. Standing on a bridge, we become aware of our own body and the boundary between people and nature. In this work, Bridge House, a bridge will span one room to another in an old post office. As the bridge will allow viewers to imagine and experience various things, it will make a connection between the visible and invisible. When viewers stand on the bridge, it will sway gently under their weight, and at that moment they will become aware of the existence of their own bodies.

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  • Eric Chen

    Eric Chen

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    Born in 1978, Chen graduated from the Graduate Institute of Architecture at Tainan National University of the Arts and is currently enrolled in the Doctoral Program in Art Creation and Theory at Tainan National University of the Arts. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Architecture at Chung Yuan Christian University. In large museum installations and other projects, Chen employs a dual approach rooted both in architecture and art.

  • Chia-Ling Hsu

    Chia-Ling Hsu

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    Born in 1981, Hsu graduated from the Graduate Institute of Architecture at Tainan National University of the Arts. Her work centers on the production of spaces, murals, and picture books. She is also involved in participatory events such as workshops.