The story of this exhibition began in 1999, when Taipei and Perth, Australia, establish the friendship cities. The sisterhood has officially entered its 20th year this year, prompting TFAM and the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts to come together to organize this exhibition, which serves as a platform for interaction and exchanges, and for the curators to tell stories rooted in local cultures that explore the multiple possibilities created by time and timely meetings. “Tales” refer to fictional stories, as well as snippets of utterances and moral lessons. As opposed to history, which emphasizes realistic descriptions of the past, tales employ fictional language to interpret and reinterpret stories from the past and various subjects. This process of “remémoration” forms a bridge between time and locality. The exhibition sets out from a rewriting of history, and recruit 13 artists from Taiwan and West Australia were invited to be part of this journey inspired by the idea of tales. Henceforth begins a sojourn of imagination and exploration between two islands, from two cities, revolving around stories, rumors from the grapevine, records, and even inconsequential and personal memories.
source: Taipei Fine Arts Museum．"Island Tales: Taiwan and Australia"
010 A Story not yet Named / Miranda Johnson, writer and curator
ARTISTS AND WORKS: WESTERN AUSTRALIA
018 Dan McCabe
028 Eva Fernandsz
038 Gregory Pryor
048 Jacobus Capone
060 Olga Cironis
072 Pilar Mata Dupont
080 York Noongar Community with Community Arts Network
088 INDEX OF WORKS: WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Author: Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Publisher: Taipei Fine Arts Museum