The Opening Ceremony of TAINAN ART MUSEUM
27 Jan 2019
Tainan Art Museum(“TAM”) held the opening ceremony today on the 27th, inviting President Tsai Ing-wen, Minister of Culture Cheng, Li-Chiun, Mayor Huang Wei-cher and former Premier of the Executive Yuan Lai, Ching-Te and other guests to jointly start the official operation of the museum.
TAM is the first local administrative institution art museum, and also the first art museum in Taiwan in the 21st century. The opening ceremony was held at 3pm on the 27th. The excellent opening performance was brought by Tainan’s famous local bands, Taping Soloists Orchestra, and the aboriginal choir, Puzangalan Children’s Choir, which led the singing of the national anthem on the National Day. On the sunny day, at the majestic and elegant architecture of TAM’s Building 2, we have received positive feedbacks from our guests for the artistic atmosphere in this place. We specially invited the President Tsai Ing-wen, former Premier of the Executive Yuan Lai, Ching-Te, Minister of Culture Cheng, Li-Chiun, Chairman of the National Development Council Chen Meiling Tainan City Mayor Huang Wei-cher, Speaker of Tainan City Council Kuo Hsin-Liang, President of TAM Chen, Huei – Tung, Director of Department of Cultural Affairs Ye Ze-Shan, architect Architect Shigeru Ban, President of United Steel Engineering & Construction Corp Chen Rui-Teng, Director of TAM Pan Fan to the simple yet memorable opening ceremony.
After the opening ceremony, President led all the guests to museum tour. The director of TAM Pan (Fan) and President of TAM Chen Hui-Tung introduced the hardware construction and opening exhibitions of the TAM Building 2. The guests were impressive about both the exquisite and elegant building and excellent exhibitions, and they also think that in the future TAM will surely be one of the highest visited sightseeing spots.
The opening exhibition in Building 1 is “The Glory of Tainan (“Fu Cheng Rong Guang”)” and Building 2 is “best of Taiwan Panegyric” is curated by Pan Anyi, Zhang Qingyuan, Li Sixian and Bai Shiming, etc. It showcased the memorable moments in the history of Taiwan or Tainan. Using cities as the background, this exhibition choose four sub topics, “Urban New Lanscape. Spatial Power”, “Art Stories from Tainan”,”A Southen Wind”, “Aprocess of new Interpretations”, applying relevant visual and cultural materials to displays the construction process and contents of the cities. The “best of Taiwan (“Taiwan Li Zan”)” exhibition is a collection of works from 156 artists born, worked, or whose household are registered in Tainan after 1920; we invited each of them to provide one best work to showcase and celebrate the birth of TAM. Through this invitation exhibition, we hope to bring more public attention for contributions from artists from the last century, and praise and interpret Taiwan with more art works.
On the 27th, TAM is officially open. At 3pm, “the history of Tainan City (“Fu Cheng Rong Guang”)” is open. And, at 6pm sharp, 2nd Division is open for public visitors. We welcome all art lovers to visit.