Date: November 9, 2015
An eclectic exhibition is underway at the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development
Institute in Nantou County, showcasing diverse craftworks by young Taiwanese artists who have shined in global competitions.
Backed by the Ministry of Culture, “Pearls on the Crown— Exhibition of Taiwan Talents in International Craft Competitions” features 200-plus pieces by 56 talents born after 1970. Art forms on display include fiber art, glass, jewelry, lacquer, metalcraft and pottery, as well as stone and wood carvings.
NTCRDI Director Hsu Keng-hsiu said at the Nov. 5 opening ceremony that the artists helped shape Taiwan’s craft art scene through their international achievements. “They set perfect examples for the talents of tomorrow to build upon, further strengthening the development of local artistic circles.”
Echoing Hsu’s remarks, an MOC official said the artworks illustrate these young stars’ innovative ideas. “Combining contemporary art, modern techniques and the use of composite materials, the talents herald a new chapter for creative crafts in Taiwan.” [FULL STORY]