TAITUNG, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An open call organized by Taitung County Government has resulted in a total of 32 suggested locations for public art works as part of a NT$ 25 million project in the South-Link area in southern Taitung County. Local and international artists have been invited to create public artworks, with over 20 pieces expected to be selected for display.
Taitung County Governor, Justin Huang, said that while his administration is planning to invest NT$ 25 million into an art project aimed at promoting the development of the local economy and tourism, he hopes that this art platform will connect the local people and communities.
The Cultural Affairs Department emphasizes on the integration of the natural landscape, local culture, and history. The project focuses in on Taimali Township, Jinfeng Township, Dawu Township and Daren Township, which are all home to diverse cultures such as the Paiwan tribe, Rukai tribe, and Han Chinese. The department hopes that the project will bring together the history of the people and the land.
Besides holding public seminars and selection events, representatives, tribal leaders and council members were all invited to hold briefing sessions in their own communities to encourage residents to take part. It was by the end of July that all four townships had already suggested 32 potential locations, with the next phase of selecting artists and their works to be displayed in progress.
Current projections indicate that public art project will begin in February 2018, followed by a grand opening in May, with the art displays running through September.