This catalogue is published in conjunction with an exhibition of the same title held from September 2009 to January 2010 at Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts. The third in the exhibition series 'Contemporary Austronesian Art Project', this show brings together representative works of 11 contemporary indigenous artists from Taiwan and other Pacific islands. It aims to explore the cultural identity and artistic pursuit of of these artists who embody the keen intelligence with which Austronesian cultures regard their universe. Each artist can be seen as narrating a personal struggle to find and reclaim his or her ancestral heritage and inspiration.

Taiwanese artists participating in the exhibition are from four indigenous tribes: Atayal, Amis, Paiwan and Sediq. With the wish to share the content of the exhibition with their tribes' members who may not understand or read Chinese, some content is translated into these four languages in phonetic form in the 'Sound of the Tribal Village' section in the catalogue. Artist biographies as well as information on the museum's 2009 Resident Artists Program are included.

Please note that only the names of Taiwanese artists are listed below. Participating artists from other Pacific islands include Virginia King, Lisa Reihana, Shane Cotton, Michel Tuffery, Greg Semu, and Daniel Waswas.
Alternative title

Nan dao dang dai yi shu: pu fu ling jing - shan hai zi min de zhui xun zhi lu

Access level

Onsite

Location code EX.TAI.GJP
Language

Chinese - Traditional, 

English

Publication date

2010

No of pages

200

ISBN / ISSN

9789860219340

No of copies

2

Content type

catalogue

Chapter headings
The Great Journey: In Pursuit of the Ancestral Realm

- TSENG Meichen, 曾媚珍

'Seen and Made, in Taiwan'

- Jim VIVIEAERE

Pasifika - Taiwan: The Great Journey

- Susan COCHRANE

Not Lost at Sea: Tempests, Turbulence and Tranquillity in Contemporary Art of the Pacific

- Pamela ZEPLIN

蒲伏靈境:山海子民的追尋之路

- TSENG Meichen, 曾媚珍

在台灣被看見,在台灣創作

- Jim VIVIEAERE

從「Pasifika」到台灣:山海子民的追尋之路

- Susan COCHRANE

不在海上迷航:太平洋當代藝術的暴風雨、騷動與寧靜

- Pamela ZEPLIN

Art in the Contemporary Pacific: The Great Journey - In Pursuit of the Ancestral Realm
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