Ideas program returns with conversations orientated around four key thematic islands: Technology, Ecology, Pop and Tradition.
The Ideas program of Taipei Dangdai 2020 titled Islands, The Straits between Them, co-curated by Co-Director Robin Peckham and the public intellectual Chang Tieh-Chi, will take place in the Ideas Forum at the Fair from 17 to 19 January 2020. The specially curated conversations series centers around four key thematic islands – Technology, Ecology, Pop and Tradition – that provide fundamental pillars to understanding the context for contemporary art in Taipei.
Through the theme of Technology, discussions will explore the relationship between art, creativity, artificial intelligence, and how Taiwan’s world- leading technology industries and the creative world collaborate. Ecology investigates the spaces between art, architecture and nature and questions social justice versus environmental justice. Pop explores music and mainstream or popular culture in Taiwan and Asia, with discussions around the value in collaborations across fashion, art, and marketing. Tradition addresses themes which surround classical references in contemporary life, how Taiwanese culture has promoted its heritage, and regional differences in Chinese heritage.