Title: Diachronic Apparatuses of Taiwan
Organised by: National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts
Venue: Palazzo delle Prigioni
Through an inventory of agricultural landscapes across different altitudes and latitudes in Taiwan, this year’s presentation illustrates how people have used their knowledge and technology to shape diverse building forms in a bid to tame the environment. The exhibition demonstrates how rural architecture is a clue to developing and creating sustainable landscapes and buildings for a rapidly changing future.
In Diachronic Apparatuses of Taiwan – Architecture as on-going details within landscape, the curatorial team examines Taiwan’s agricultural landscapes at varying altitudes through a “cross-sectional” perspective, discovering the “modified” aspects to them. The curatorial team has proposed six key words, namely “negotiator”, “duality”, “prosthesis”, “domesticity”, “intermediary” and “filter”, in response to how people clash with nature and also make compromises to facilitate mutual prosperity across different landscapes in Taiwan, thereby unearthing possibilities for the future development of Taiwanese architecture.