Page Tsou, Director of Auspicious Design Studio
This exhibition starts with “city life” to highlight contemporary visual art and cross-border cooperation. Inviting artists around the world, the exhibition is classified into thematic contents, crossover collaborations, and international artists collective. Through this exhibition, we can familiarize ourselves with Taipei in a new way through international perspectives; let our imagination go wild from works of life; and experience diverse dimensions of design, art industries, and urban development.
Previously, illustrations were mainly used as a device to accompany journal articles; however, when an artwork is of exquisite quality and possesses a powerful message, it can be admired independently, as it transformed old traditional values and redefined visual arts. In essence, Conceptual Art connects concepts and ideas to the vast public more efficiently than traditional art. Moreover, the overlap between different industries is prominent in today’s world; boundaries that used to separate industries are becoming blurred, as is the distinction between what is mainstream and what isn’t. Visual design can be seen as the bridge that connects what is commercial with the arts and thus, this exhibition aims to present the multifarious aspect of design, visual arts and urban development combined. “Visual Taipei” focuses on “city life” as its perspective while using visual creations to display contemporary art and design’s multifaceted quality.