17 September 2017, 我們 WO.MEN, Visual Dialogues XXI

Visual Dialogues XXI
Opening Sunday, September 17 at 3-6 pm

Visual Dialogues XXI – 我們 WO.MEN
Outer Beauty Is Inner Beauty Made Visible

Show runs September 17 2017 to October 7 2017

Artist Talk & Screening: 17 September 2017
 Featuring: Kristine Huang / Pragya Borar

Kristine and I (Pragya) are good friends, artists and believers of Girl Power!
We are putting up an art exhibition to express the inner and outer depths of being a women. We strongly believe in embracing the real you from within. And that Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. First you love from within, then you can love the world!

We Love it when Women Love themselves!
We Love It when Women are learning to love themselves!
We Love it when women inspire other women to love themselves!

Through our art we hope to inspire women to embrace their real inner selves.

Kristine’s work portraits woman’s inner struggle and desire, also these paintings are her life diary, record of her own growth.
Pragya’s work tries to do justice to the fact that as a women we need to embrace our rawness openly and try not to constrain ourselves in the box.

Also we both believe the way you can get meaning in your life is to devote yourself in loving and helping others as much as you can. In the present time of massive humanitarian crisis both of us have decided to create a compassionate ripple in the world of half-asleep people through our soulful art to help fellow Syrians in their journey towards happy and peaceful future.
**60% of the money collected this exhibition will be donated to White Helmets.

“ 在創作時, 有時候我會莫名落淚, 有時候我會莫名開心, 我這才明白原來繪畫是一段尋找自我的旅程….”
Kristine 在20幅畫中, 探索女人內心的掙扎與慾望, 卻也同時發掘這些畫便是她人生的日記, 記錄著她的成長。Pragya 試著透過她的作品,鼓勵女人勇敢懷抱與接受自己的黑暗面,並努力跨出侷限自我的框架。
台灣女畫家Kristine Huang 和印度女畫家Pragya Borar共同描繪出她們所定義的”女人與自我”兩位藝術家用年輕女性的視角不但訴說著自己的故事, 其實更道出了我們的故事。
兩位藝術家用年輕女性的視角不但訴說著自己的故事, 其實更道出了我們的故事。

Charity: White Helmets

Show runs from 9/17 – 9/ 2017
Red Room Gallery Hours 2 pm to 6 pm Tuesday to Friday 
or by appointment <>

Artists bios here Pragya Borar  Kristine Huang

Visual Dialogues 藝術對畫
between people, spaces and ideas
Artists from different cultures are featured in a monthly art show at the Red Room International Village, opening on the first Sunday of each month.

2 Sept 2017, Tribe Against Machine 紅房展覽

Sep 2 at 4 PM to Sep 15 at 6 PM

Tribe Against Machine e-Textile Summer Camp Taiwan 2017

這個國際工作坊是受e-Textile Summer Camp:一個歐洲電子織品的藝術家交流平臺的啟發,所發起的一個新策劃,本次亦邀請其中的多位藝術家參與這次與泰雅文化合作的Taiwan Camp。

This event aims to be an annual international 10-days e-textile workshop taking place within an Atayal community in Miao-Li, Taiwan. We are inviting e-textile artists, media artists, anthropologists, engineers, and tribe culture researchers to join in a dialog between technology and tradition. “The light from the lost past is being gazed upon once again and is expected to serve the future in dark.” The term machine was used in the 60’s as a synonym for the technology-driven future, whereas a tribe is a distinct, self-sufficient group that has yet to be integrated into the national society. “Tribe Against Machine” hopes for tribal communities and villages in remote areas to turn towards discussion about how future and traditions can help repair each other, and also aims to create a networking environment among these fading culture groups as an alternative to the furthering use of future technologies in society that will in the end only serve capitalism.
Selected artists will be paired into 4 groups and will be given a frame for discussion to proceed a 10-day long collaboration with Atayal traditional textile artists, using e-textile as the medium for collaboration.
This event is inspired by e-Textile Summer Camp which is an European artist platform created to share knowledge of e-textile. This year, we have invited several artists from the Summer Camp to join this Taiwan Camp to collaborate with Atayal culture.

Afroditi Psarra (Greece)
Audrey Briot (France)
Aniela Hoitink (Netherlands)
Claire Williams (France)
Luis Rodil-Fernández (Spain)
Jimi Mased (Australia)
Johnathan Reus (Netherlands)
Martin De Bie (France)
Mika Satomi (Japan)
Nukeme (Japan)
MolMol Kuo (Taiwan)
Shih Wei Chieh (Taiwan)
Tincuta Heinzel (Romania)
Ricardo O’Nascimento (Netherlands)
Yuma Taru and Lihang Workshop (Taiwan)

organised by 施惟捷 / Shih Wei Chieh

Reviews of The Essence, Charity Art event, June 2017

Charity event 060417

Photos from the charity art event can be viewed above.
A great event enjoyed by all who came, painted, and viewed the work.

今天有很多自閉症的朋友來到畫展現場一起在畫布上留下了屬於自己的獨特記號還有可愛的學員們在台上唱歌表演超級盡興能與學員們再次同樂看到他們開心大笑的樣子主辦人、社工與志工們、還有自閉症朋友們的家長都非常的感動每一個人都用力的幫大孩子們大聲鼓掌鼓勵他們一起到台上作畫與互動。好欣慰現在這個社會其實一點都不冷漠因為你我的愛與關懷自從昨天開幕大成功開始世界變得不ㄧ樣了。 -from Ting Hsu


今天有很多自閉症的朋友來到畫展現場一起在畫布上留下了屬於自己的獨特記號還有可愛的學員們在台上唱歌表演超級盡興能與學員們再次同樂看到他們開心大笑的樣子主辦人、社工與志工們、還有自閉症朋友們的家長都非常的感動每一個人都用力的幫大孩子們大聲鼓掌鼓勵他們一起到台上作畫與互動。好欣慰現在這個社會其實一點都不冷漠因為你我的愛與關懷自從昨天開幕大成功開始世界變得不ㄧ樣了。 -from Ting Hsu

這次到自閉症基金會陪他們畫畫覺得幸福的是自己。由於是第一次與他們近距離相處一開始其實很不知所措但後來在陪他們畫畫的過程中從他們選顏色的喜好、畫畫的步驟、中斷的頻率偷偷慢慢認識他們能感受到雖然他們都在自閉症基金會上課但每一位都跟我們一樣這麽獨一無二。身為一個設計工作者能夠參與到這樣的藝術志工活動真的覺得收獲很多對於往後要進修設計的我也有了更多面向的思考。很謝謝這次的設計師主辦的這場活動讓我能夠有這樣的體驗與學習也因為看到這麼多人參與這樣的活動讓我覺得心真的暖暖呀。-from Manping Chen

在這個公益活動進行之前 其實我滿心的緊張 沒有和特殊的小朋友相處過 心理頻頻擔心著自己該如何與他們溝通以及互動
由於本身比較容易缺乏耐性 更是讓我在參加志工前與Eva Lo 聊了一下自己的擔憂
到活動現場 已經漸漸感受到基金會是個很有愛的地方
志工們一起布置現場 準備好畫具 在活動進行時 也看到了許多情況不同的小朋友們 雖然他們缺乏大部分人所擁有的 但是他們卻擁有大部分人所缺乏的- 那份純潔的心 簡單的心 尚未受世俗所感染的內在美。
與其說是我們對這些小朋友付出的愛 倒不如說 其實是我們去感受他們所擁有的那份心
看到他們做完的成品 發現每個小朋友都很有藝術天分 也能從作品中看出每個人不同的個性
雖然 他們可能沒辦法讓你了解他們所想要說的 或是想要做的
但是從創作過程中 卻可以感受到他們內心的感受
這次的活動真的很美滿 很簡單的 就是一個從愛出發的想法
其實 簡單 就是生活最大的美學之一。
這次的畫展也將展出小朋友們創作的作品 希望大家能夠來一起感受他們那份單純的愛
-from Audrey Chen