Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts, Taiwan Busan 3rd Floor, Taipei, Taiwan
24.10.2020 at 10 am -12:30 pm
This event is organised by the Taiwan Cultural Policy Research Association as part of the 2020 Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts (TTTIFA). This year, as all international events around the world are overwhelmed by the landslide of the Covid-19 pandemic, we understand the importance to maintain the communications between countries through arts and culture that facilitate understanding among peoples in this hardship. Taiwan and New Zealand are both signalled in international media for their success in controlling the spreading of Covid-19 within their borders and maintaining the economic activities as much as possible. Nevertheless, art and cultural workers are severely impacted during this time. International cultural organizations and policy makers are urging to find methods to reconnect to the world. Cultural fields in Taiwan and New Zealand are not only facing the challenge in resuming the domestic dynamics, but also the need to reconnect to the world while keeping the nation safe. This forum aims to open a dialogue between international cultural organizations and practitioners of the two countries and exchange their observations and ideas that may lead to further progress on their works of cultural exchanging.
Speakers will include New Zealand art professionals Ron Hanson, Editor of White Fungus and Catherine George, Senior Adviser of International Services & Initiatives, Creative New Zealand as well as Taiwan art professionals Wei Wan-jung, Director of OISTAT and Catherine Lee , Director of Taipei Artist Village.
Contemporary HUM is pleased to support this initiative in documenting the discussion through the publication of an edited transcript on its online platform in coming months.