New Zealand Brothers’ Passion for Art Connects Taiwan with the World

‘Our mission is to build the linkage between Taiwan and the world.’

The News Lens
Date: 2016/09/06
By: Beyonder Times

Hipster-look people appeared from around, gathering outside the Korner nightclub, a creative space for

Founders of White Fungus magazine: Ron and Mark Hanson. Photo Credit: Beyonder Times

Founders of White Fungus magazine: Ron and Mark Hanson. Photo Credit: Beyonder Times

electronic music and visual artists. They all lined up for the international release party of White Fungus magazine’s fifteenth issue, which featured New York performance artist Whitney Vangrin’s first-ever performance in Asia. Four hundred people packed the nightclub until 5 am, enjoying performance art, live electronics, noise and techno presented by artists from both Taiwan and abroad.

In its 12th year, ‘White Fungus’ celebrated the release of its fifteenth issue
Founded by brothers Ron and Mark Hanson in Wellington, New Zealand in 2004, it has been based in Taichung, Taiwan since 2009, aiming to introduce Taiwanese artists to the world, and increase the visibility of Taiwan’s artworks in the international art scene. It finally won global recognition after being selected for the exhibition of Millennium Magazines at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2012, making it the only publication from Taiwan in the exhibition. In the next year, the independent magazine signed a worldwide distribution contract with WhiteCirc in London and started to sell in more than 20 countries.     [FULL  STORY]

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