東京/台北・アートリサーチ・ワークショップ 2017Taipei-Tokyo Art Research Workshop 2017

May 09, 2018


研修者:東京藝術大学 国際芸術創造研究科の学生





Basic Information

Participant:Students of the Graduate School of Global Arts
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Period: September 7-11, 2017


An international exchange study tour was undertaken by the students of the Graduate School of Global Arts of Tokyo University of the Arts (Tokyo Geidai) at Taipei National University of the Arts in Taipei from September 7 to 11, 2017. The participating students had valuable experiences that expanded their views by spending time together with local students of similar age with common future goals.

Recently, more and more artists and curators are starting to deal with history and social issues in Taiwan. Through visiting various museums, including the 228 Peace Memorial Park, the Taipei 228 Memorial Museum, the Taipei City Museum and Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art, the participating students of Tokyo Geidai were given an opportunity to think about social backgrounds of such trends and the history of modernization of Taiwan, as well as how historical and cultural differences between Japan and Taiwan have impact on contemporary art in each country, which helped them foster their global mindset. In addition, the students visited various hub sites of fine art and music, as well as alternative art spaces in Taipei, and learned about the history of the city of Taipei that is different from those of the cities in Japan. These visits served as an opportunity to compare the role of the arts in each country’s society.

Based on these experiences, on the last day of the trip, they had an active discussion with local students, through which the significance of international exchange for facilitating friendships among students and cross-disciplinary education was re-confirmed. The Taipei National University of the Arts has also been implementing leading-edge project for globalization. Thus, it was a valuable opportunity to share a common ground and goals with Professor and Curator LIN Hongjon, who is responsible for the globalization initiatives of the university.