Photos: Chang-Chih Chen
Mechanical Universe: Nocturne
Mary Sherman • USA
Yannick Franck • Belgium
Mechanical Universe: Nocturne was finished while Sherman was
a resident at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, conducting a
workshop on collaborative art. About the piece, she says, “I took
the idea of a nocturne and used a limited palette of silvers and grey
to suggest Whistler’s famous twilight images and his equal interest in
the abstract qualities of limited tones. These formal effects have been
channeled via Mondrian to create an abstracted choreography between
the moving paintings in order to echo the eerie sense of longing in the
sounds contributed by the Belgian sound artist Yannick Franck.”
This project, in part, is sponsored by the Fulbright Senior
Specialist Program and the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts' Artist-in-Residence program.
Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts • Taipei National University of the Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
July 7—August 30, 2008
The Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts is an integral part of the Taipei National
University of the Arts, staging international exhibitions, art festivals and educational programs. Academically, the museum focuses on the
interaction between international and local artistic practices, actively
encouraging joint projects in art and academic research. In this way, the
Kuandu Museum has become a significant contributor to international
and national cultural development.
Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts •
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Located on the University of Massachusetts’ Amherst campus, Hampden
and Central Galleries’ mission is to facilitate cultural understanding
through exhibitions and in-depth adjunct programming. The main focus
is on new work by emerging artists in the fields of painting, sculpture,
printmaking, mixed media, video and new media.
TransCultural Exchange • Boston, Massachusetts, USA
TransCultural Exchange seeks to bridge geographic, political and
cultural divides through cross-cultural, interdisciplinary art projects,
international forums and cultural exchanges in order to address the
needs of the 21st century’s increasingly interdependent, global society.
Here, There and Everywhere: Anticipating the Art of the Future is
TransCultural Exchange’s current global project.