RESURGENCE AND SOLIDARITY: INDIGENOUS TAIWANESE WOMEN'S ART
Friday, March 19, 2021 to Thursday, March 31, 2022
For the first time, ORIGINS collaborates with the Indigenous people of Taiwan, to present this online exhibition by three Indigenous women artists: Milay Mavaliw (Pinuyumayan), Eleng Luluan (Rukai) and Aluaiy Kaumakan (Paiwan). The Indigneous curator is Biung Ismahasan (Bunun, Atayal and Kanakanavu).
Although the Indigneous Nations of Taiwan are little known in Europe and America, they have much in common with Indigenous people elsewhere, for example in relation to land, language and cultural survival. Climate change has impacted powerfully on their communities: Taiwan recorded its hottest temperatures ever in 2020, and the rate of warming is twice the global average, with a commensurate rise in sea levels. Indigenous communities are experiencing serious water shortages, and when rain does come, it is in the form of extreme storms. Two of the artists in this exhibition, Eleng and Aluaiy, have made work that responds to the devastation of their home communities by Typhoon Morakot in 2009: devastation on a scale that has left those communities uninhabitable to this day.
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Click here for background information on Indigenous cultures in Taiwan.
Online exhibition at ORIGINS supported by the National Culture & Arts Foundation, Artwave and the British Council through the Connections through Culture programme.