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Tainan Art Museum puts artists with intellectual disabilities in the limelight

Tainan Art Museum puts artists with intellectual disabilities in the limelight

2024-02-06

Tainan Art Museum has launched a new show featuring dozens of artists with intellectual disabilities. “Art: The Power of Freedom” showcases hundreds of works in diverse media, from creators in Japan and Taiwan. It aims to give visitors new perspectives on the world, by centering disabled people’s creative expression. The show has been curated in partnership with Taiwan Parents’ Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability.

Hundreds of guests on- and offstage send their paper airplanes flying, transporting back to childhood, to mark the opening of the new show, “Art: The Power of Freedom.”

These many tiny figures each have a unique expression. Some wear hats or ear muffs. This snowman was created by Wang Shao-hua. Hundreds of snowmen line up, full of the charm of childhood.

Tainan Art Museum partnered with the Parents’ Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability, to produce this show. It presents the work of 50 artists from Taiwan and Japan with intellectual disabilities, ranging across paintings, sculptures, and textiles. The 200-plus works are noted for their artistic flair and freedom.

Liu Chen-feng
Parents’ Assoc. for Persons with Intellectual Disability, Taiwan
I really hope that over its three months, this exhibition can show more people the artistic gifts of people with intellectual disabilities. It can help you get to know them, to understand them, and learn to accept them. It’s about achieving cultural equality and social integration.

Lin Jui-hsiang
Tainan Art Museum curator
We start to understand people with intellectual disabilities. They have exceptional gifts, and exceptionally wise artistic expressions. These works help us to reflect on our social condition. That’s the main spiritual idea we want to transmit.

Member of public
I just heard something special, which is that a painting of a cactus in the show was completed in just 50 minutes. I think that the perspectives of service users can give us a different type of reflection.

These creators find freedom in art. Their raw expression of their experiences gives this exhibition a power that definitely lives up to its name.

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藝術是自由的力量! 50位台日藝術家南美館展出

2024-02-06

台南市美術館與中華民國智障者家長總會合作,以「藝術是自由的力量」為主題,展出50位台日藝術家的創作,作品包含繪畫、雕塑、線織等等共200多件,希望能夠推廣文化平權。

台上台下上百位貴賓,一起將手中的紙飛機擲出去,彷彿回到童年最快樂的時光,為「藝術是自由的力量」展覽揭開序幕。

一個個小小的人偶,每個人表情都不一樣,有的還戴了帽子和耳罩,這是王韶華創作的雪人,上百個小小雪人擺在一起,充滿童趣。

台南市美術館與中華民國智障者家長總會合作,以「藝術是自由的力量」為主題,展出50位台日心智障礙藝術家的創作,作品包含繪畫、雕塑、織品等等共200多件,風格奔放自由。

[[中華民國智障者家長總會理事長 劉貞鳳]]
“我很希望說這次長達三個月的展覽,可以讓更多人看見我們心智障礙者的藝術天賦,進而認識他們,了解他們,接納他們,達到文化平權還有社會共融的意義”

[[台南市美術館策展人之一 林睿洋]]
“了解到我們的智能障礙者,他們其實是有一個非常有天賦的地方,非常有智慧的藝術表現,藉由這樣的藝術表現,去反思他們在社會上的一些狀況,這是我們主要想要傳達的精神理念”

[[民眾]]
“剛有聽到一個很特別的是,現場創作的一幅仙人掌的畫,只花了五十分鐘,我覺得服務使用者他們看的角度,可以讓我們有其他的反思”

在藝術的世界,這些創作者更加無拘無束,直觀的情緒,不修飾的原始與樸拙,如同展覽的名稱,藝術是自由的力量。

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