‘A MULTIFACETED TAIWAN’:Art director Lee Liang-jen said he is hoping to demonstrate the energy of the land and the vitality of the people through his artwork
Date: May 09, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter, with CNA
With less than two weeks to go until the May 20 inauguration of president-elect Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英
文), the event’s planning and preparation committee yesterday unveiled the design concepts for the ceremony’s outdoor main stage in front of the Presidential Office Building.
The main stage was designed by a four-person team: stage designer Tseng Su-ming (曾蘇銘), technical director Austin Wang (王孟超), illustrator Kuan Yueh-shu (官月淑) and art director Lee Liang-jen (李良仁), who was the creator of a 10m-tall sculpture that featured in the New Power Party’s (NPP) campaign rally ahead of the Jan. 16 legislative elections.
The team was assembled by committee executive director Lee Yung-feng (李永豐), who is also executive officer of the Paper Windmill Cultural Foundation.
“The design for the main stage’s structures was drawn from a Taiwanese religious ceremony called Jian Jiao (建醮), which features the erecting of an altar to pray to the gods to ensure that the nation is prosperous and the people are at peace,” Tseng told a news conference in Taipei yesterday morning. [FULL STORY]