After a year-long process of nomination, the winners of the 16th Taishin Arts Award, selected from the sixteen finalist artists and art groups, were announced. 2 of them are ACC Taiwan Grantees: Yao Jui-Chung(Visual Art, 1997) and Pagarlava Bulareyaung (Dance, 1998, 2007).
Taishin Visual Arts Award
Incarnation — Yao Jui-Chung Solo Exhibition
Taishin Performing Arts Award
Stay That Way – Bulareyaung Dance and Cultural Foundation
Yao Jui-Chung is a leading contemporary Taiwanese artist. After receiving ACC grant in 1997, his works have been widely exhibited and collected across the globe. He's been working on the project "This led to Mirage: Disused Public Property in Taiwan" since 2010, challenging the reality of society and urban landscape.
The exhibition "Incarnation " featured three hundred photographs and image documentation created by the artist after visiting more than two hundred and thirty temples, graves and parks, where YAO photographed the religious statues and captured the cultural landscape and folk reality of Taiwanese society. The maturity of YAO Jui-Chung's approach to his art practice, and the ability to constantly renew his perspectives were recognized.
Paiwan choreographer Bulareyaung was awarded ACC grants in 1998 and 2007. In 2014, he returned to his tribe in Taitung and founded Bulareyaung Dance Company. In his third work "Stay That Way", Bulareyaung responds to the realities that indigenous people face with a unique artistic approach. It embodies self-awakening and courage. Bulareyuang has emerged as a unique voice within the contemporary performing arts.
ACC grantee - Isa Ho, has been awarded for the 12th "Arte Laguna Prize"!
Isa Ho, a Taiwanese contemporary photographer, with ACC grant support in 2013, began her 6-month fellowship program in New York where she was arranged to stay at ACC's apartment at Westbeth Artist Housing.
Isa finished her five-year Westbeth project in 2017. By using digital technology, each photo in her Westbeth project is like a time capsule, intensively captures the essence of all life episodes of the senior artists in residence.