/ 對畫錄－新竹典藏教育現場 Art Dialogue－The Art Education with The Collections of Hsinchu City /
✦ 展期｜2021/4/1(四) – 2021/6/20(日)
✦ 地點｜新竹市美術館 (新竹市中央路116號)
✦ 參展藝術家｜何德來 x 陳孟澤、李澤藩 x 楊奕軒、陳進 x 徐夢涵、鄭世璠 x 萬一一、陳在南 x 阮璽
Art Dialogue – The Art Education with the Collections of Hsinchu City
In 2017, Hsinchu City began to consolidate its archive resources and compile local art history. The city also enhanced the archive preservation environment and utilized archive resources to develop thematic teaching kits and promote on-campus exhibitions, hoping to flexibly use the resources for art education. With changing educational thinking in the contemporary society, art education does not just happen on campus, but has also expanded to art venues. Hsinchu City Art Gallery is responsible for laying the groundwork for art education in Hsinchu, and is positioned to serve the key functions of connecting and cooperating with schools for promotion of art education. This exhibition dives into the depths of time, and uses the archived works as the media to guide audience to gain in-depth understanding of art in Hsinchu and revisit its history, and displays the understanding and interpretation of different people in different age groups on earlier artists through the dialogue on art education across time and space between contemporary and new-generation creative works and early artists.
This exhibition selects the works of five important early artists from Hsinchu, including HO Te Lai, LEE Tze Fan, CHEN Chin, CHENG Shih Fan, and CHEN Tsai Nan, from the city’s 378 archived works. Born in Hsinchu, HO Te Lai (1904 – 1986) returned home right after graduating from Tokyo Fine Arts School (now Tokyo University of the Arts), and founded Hsinchu Art Research Association with fellow artists, proactively promoting the creation and appreciation of modern art in Hsinchu. His works always captured unique local imageries. LEE Tze Fan (1907 – 1989) was born on Wuchang Street, Hsinchu City, and was an important artist and art educator in Hsinchu. He taught at Shinchiku (Hsinchu) First Public School (now Hsinchu Elementary School) and Hsinchu Teachers College (now National Tsing Hua University). He often captured sceneries of different places through sketches, and his paintings exuded his love for the land and culture. CHEN Chin (1907 – 1998) was Taiwan’s first female artist, and was born and raised in Xiangshan, Hsinchu. She found creative inspirations in family surroundings and daily life, and used women, flowers, and landscapes as main expressive themes, displaying a sophisticated, delicate, and elegant style. CHENG Shih Fan (1915 – 2006) was first introduced to painting by LEE Tze Fan, and began his artistic exploration by drawing the local sceneries of his hometown. For a long time, he actively participated in art events, and his innovative and ever-changing creative style illustrated his free and unbounded spirit. CHEN Tsai Nan (1918 – 2012) was born on Dongmen Street, Hsinchu, and was also introduced to art by LEE Tze Fan, establishing a solid foundation of sketching when he was in school. CHENG sharply captured sceneries in everyday life through watercolor and oil paintings, and his tireless creative career over a long period of time also exhibited his passion for and dedication to art.
Echoing Hsinchu City Art Gallery’s positioning as a site of contemporary art, this exhibition has also invited five contemporary artists, who specialize in using different media for creative expressions, to enter school campuses, where they cooperated with school teachers to prepare teaching materials on these early artists’ lives, creative journeys and styles, guiding students to examine the history of the development of fine arts in Hsinchu, while also responding to the early artists’ creative works and contexts through diverse creative perspectives.
As both an artist and art teacher at Chien Hua Junior High School, CHEN Meng Tze used early artist HO Te Lai’s “Self-Portrait” as the theme and guided students of the art class to create portraits capturing own images. YANG Yi Syuan graduated from Graduate Institute of Art and Design, National Tsing Hua University. For this exhibition, YANG went to Hsinchu Elementary School where LEE Tze Fan once taught at and wrote diaries with students using paintbrush to present the different perspectives on landscape of different eras and generations. Also born in Xiangshan, HSU Meng Han introduced students to the life story of early artist CHEN Chin, and asked grade 3 students to create works using the characters and flowers often depicted in CHEN Chin’s paintings. Now living in Xiangshan, WAN Yi Yi based the concept on early artist CHENG Shih Fan’s “Windy City Spotlight” and created mixed media installations with grade 11 students in the Arts and Crafts Division, Hsiang Shan Senior High School, to present Xiangshan’s sceneries. JUAN Sea, who specializes in image creation, is the son of photographer JUAN I-jong and an alumnus of Hsuan Chuang University. For this exhibition, he used “water” as the concept and took Shu Guang Girls’ Senior High School Photography Club to take pictures at various waterbodies in Hsinchu. The pictures were then compared with the two paintings depicting lake and harbor, “Green Grace Lake Wharf” and “Wharf,” created by early artist CHEN Tsai Nan.
Form conceptualization and design of curricula, early introduction and guidance by school teachers, on-campus instruction by artists, to onsite creative practices and feedbacks of students, this exhibition showcases the live scenes of Hsinchu’s art education with its archive resources, which stretches the site of teaching to the site of exhibition. This exhibition looks to set an example and aims to inspire education professionals to have more imaginations on archive education and teaching methods, allowing students to learn more about local art history and knowledge through rich and diverse learning experience, and to bridge the past and present through art, ultimately achieving aesthetic cultivation in the process.
【 Art Dialogue – The Art Education with the Collections of Hsinchu City】
✦ Exhibition Period | 9:00-17:00 from 1 April 2021 to 20th June, 2021 (Closed on Mondays and holidays)
✦ Location | Hsinchu City Art Gallery ( No.116, Zhongyang Rd., Hsinchu City )
✦ Artists | CHEN Tsai Nan x JUAN Sea, HO Te Lai x CHEN Meng Tse, LEE Tze Fan x YANG Yi Syuan, CHEN Chin x HSU Meng Han, CHENG Shih Fan x WAN Yi Yi
✦ Advised by | Ministry of Culture
✦ Organized by | Hsinchu City Government
✦ Implemented by｜Cultural Affairs Bureau, Hsinchu City
✦ Curated by | Good Creative
✦ Special Thanks to | Lee Tze-Fan Memorial Art Gallery, Siangshan Elementary School, Hsinchu Elementary School, Shu-Guang Girls' Senior High School, Hsinchu Municipal Hsiang Shan Senior High School, Hsinchu Chien Hua Junior High School