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My inspiration was the Formosan Bear, a national icon used extensively as a symbol in popular culture and contemporary merchandise, just like the Kiwi from back home in New Zealand. Mixed with this concept was a comment someone told me recently that Taiwan really only has two seasons, Summer and Winter. From these ideas came these two pieces painted in the hues depicting these seasons with the Formosan Black Bear as the feature.
The TAV Studio Project attempts to turn the gallery space at Taipei Artist Village, Barry Room, into a TV talk show studio for contemporary art. The exhibition hopes to bring together people of different professions, exploring the value orientation in current art world, the similarities and differences between an art show and TV show, and the correlation between an exhibition and performance.