Conference｜The Renaissance of Cultural Memory: Reconstructing Art Histories in Contemporary
In order to reconstruct Taiwanese art history as part of the Forward-Looking Infrastructure Plan of the Ministry of Culture, an academic conference and associated events will take place at National Taiwan Museum of Arts. These events are about the cultural indications of art history, combining the reservation and renaissance of culture assets and the historical value of local knowledge. We aim to review the studies on Taiwanese art and learn more about the future directions of such research. An academic conference and forum named “Reconstructing Art Histories in Contemporary Taiwan” is held with a stress on the renaissance of culture memory.
Renaissance indicates not only coexistence but also revival. It refers to the revival of research on Taiwanese art history after many years of stagnation. With plural historical viewpoints, this conference corresponds to the multiple subjectivities of Taiwanese culture that has been enriched in the process of globalization.
This conference is organized and executed by the Art Archive Center in Taiwan, Tainan National University of the Arts. It includes 12 research papers by senior and young art historians in Taiwan that cover indigenous art; paintings, calligraphy and sculptures in contemporary art, art historians contemporary videos and curation; and the art histories of videos, architecture, crafts, visual culture and ideas. We also invite artists, restorers, curators and senior art workers to attend three focus forums, namely “Art Museums and contemporaneity,” “Platform of Historical Data and Archives of Arts” and “Art Restoration in Prospect.” The discussion of this conference/forum can help the official and public efforts to promote the policies that include reconstruction of Taiwanese renaissance and national culture memory.