By Wei Hsiu Tung,Gerald Cipriani
Despite the superiority of artists engaged in social matters in today’s international and the indisputable contributions of inventive residency to modern paintings perform, little literature or scholarly study has been carried out at the functional, conceptual, and ideological facets of artist residency. quite often, it's perceived in very slim phrases, overlooking specific or hidden problems with localism, nationalism and globalization. If creative place of abode did certainly emerge from the unconventional events of the Nineteen Sixties and 70s within the Western world—and in particular Britain—then this publication argues that the modern sociocultural context of Taiwan demands redefined, culturally-specific versions of residency.
The precarious geo-political state of affairs of Taiwan has made problems with cultural identity—tackled via artists and successive governments alike—very delicate. a brand new style of inventive place of dwelling in Taiwan could suggest that artists concerned from no matter what cultural heritage function as engaging interpreters; their roles wouldn't be limited to mirroring tradition and society. those artists-in-residence might give a contribution to cultural awakening by way of delivering methods of negotiating creatively with otherness, and this for the sake of a higher social lifestyles and shared identification.
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Art for Social Change and Cultural Awakening: An Anthropology of Residence in Taiwan by Wei Hsiu Tung,Gerald Cipriani