The theme of the 2015 Chenglong Wetlands International Art Project is “Fragile, Handle with Care!”, please download the Call for Proposals here : https://artproject4wetland.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/announcing-the-2015-call-for-proposals/. The Curator will choose the artists and artworks based on the following criteria:
<2015成龍溼地國際環境藝術計畫>正在徵件中!! 本次藝術計畫主題是<<易碎品, 小心守護!>>,以下是策展人對本次藝術計畫的期待與選擇藝術家及作品的標準：
- Art with an Environmental Focus – Choose artists and large-scale artworks that are eco art, earth/land art, art in nature, community art, public art…all art should have a focus on the fragile local environment and relate to global issues about preserving clean water, air and soil as well as being good quality contemporary art. Choose artists who are hands-on and can build the artwork themselves as well as work with children and community volunteers. The artists should be experienced in making large sculpture/artwork outdoors with natural and biodegradable materials. The artists should use only biodegradable materials (natural or recycled) and environmentally friendly techniques, and the artworks should go back to nature over time (biodegrade), and it is not necessary to remove or deconstruct them unless the Foundation wants to do that. There should be a compromise and balance between concerns about permanency and concerns about the environment, and artworks should last for one year or more in a safe condition to be enjoyed by visitors. Choose artists who have a commitment to the environment and raising public awareness as well as being professional artists with a commitment to making art.
- Art with a Focus on Community Development and Raising Local Pride – The artworks should have a community public art focus and be large-scale site-specific artworks that enliven the community and enhance the area as a destination for those interested in the environment and art. The artists should involve local children and adults in their process and allow for active collaboration to create the artworks. Choose artists who work well with children and local people (volunteers and visitors) as well as other artists and staff. Choose artworks that are spectacular and attractive enough to attract new visitors or different kinds of visitors. The emphasis will be on having high quality contemporary art that can gain international recognition, but are also artworks that have appeal to local people of all ages and people from different cultures.
- Art with an International Cultural Exchange Focus –Choose artworks that have an international appeal, but that are made specifically for this art project and for this place. The artists should have experience working with different cultures and be interested in cultural exchange, learning about Taiwan and the local area, and also teaching others about their own culture; also the artists should be able to adapt easily to a new culture and a new environment since this project is for a short intense residency time in Taiwan. Choose artists from different cultures and unique cultures that will be of interest to local people and children; all artists must speak English at least enough to communicate. Also, choose two or more artists from Taiwan that can represent Taiwan well and also interact well with artists from different cultures and bring in connections to Taiwan’s history, art, crafts, technology and environmental concerns and help to interpret local culture.