Taiwan Ceramics Residency Program 2013 / Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taipei
Applications deadline: March 31, 2013
Situated in southwest of Taipei Basin, Yingge is known as Jingdezhen of Taiwan for its plentiful supply of clay, convenient transportation, and various types of kilns. While its neighbor, Sanshia, has a rich cultural heritage, the town is blessed with enchanting historical ambience.
The Yingge Ceramics Museum was opened in 2000. Since then, the museum has dedicated itself to preserving the town’s cultural legacy while instilling new energy into the area. With such conviction, we decide to encourage ceramic artists, both local and foreign, to come experiencing the life in a pottery town through a one-to-three-month short-term residency program.
The residency program is open to both foreign and domestic artists. Interested applicants must have at least two years of experience in ceramic creation.
Residency program is three months in length and takes place from July to November in 2013.
Benefits and Responsibilities
The museum offers each artist in residence:
1) A round-trip travel subsidies (up to the equivalent of high speed rail fare in economy class for domestic travelers/up to the equivalent of international airfare in economy class for international travelers).
2) A daily stipend of NTD$600 (60 USD), which includes income 20% tax withholding (actual NTD$480 per day) up to 90 days.
3) An independent studio apartment, semi-open studio spaces.
4) Basic studio materials needed during the creative process not exceeding NTD$30,000 (1000 USD).
A selection committee composed of relevant experts, scholars, and museum representatives reviews all applicants and decides the final list. A notice will be mailed to all candidates on Apr 15th 2013 after final result is confirmed. The short list of candidates will be posted at the same time on the official website of the museum.
Taking Roots II: Haejung Lee / Ceramics Park Gallery, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan
February 24 - April 8, 2012
"Everyone, even animals and plants, accustoms to new environments and new circumstances as time goes by. In order to understand and get used to a new environment, one only needs time. My previous work was about figuring out my identity, understanding different cultures and establishing myself in new environments (the transition from Korea to America). I am now in a constant process of adjusting new situations as a female artist, a wife and further more - as a mom. I want to present my Korean cultural background through new objects that illustrate the natural and architectural landscape." Hae-Jung Lee
Korean born Haejung Lee received her first Master of Fine Art concentrating on ceramics at Kyung Hee University in South Korea in 2002 and a second master’s degree in ceramics at Louisiana State University in 2008. She has been an Artist-in-residence at The Banff Centre in Canada and at Guldagergård-International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark in 2003 and 2004. She presents her work internationally and has been awarded several remarkable prizes such as best of show, award of distinction, silver prize as well as others in both Korea and USA. In summer 2009 she participated in the 5th World Ceramic Biannual Show Korea (CEBIKO) and directed the exhibition “Affinity” which also included many American ceramic artists.
Touch & Shadow - Siraj Saxena Solo Exhibition, New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum
30th November - 15th December, 2011
What does clay mean to me? I believe clay is a complete material in itself. Clay has many shapes and forms in it and for centuries man has unveiled these forms according to his need and imagination. It is a very soft medium of expression and it is up to the artist who takes it somewhere,where his or her art completes.
One can say that I repeat my forms - its true and not so true, because when you look at each form, they are different from each other - like leaves of a tree or the curly hairs of Buddha.
The beauty of this repetition in India has a long past and journey, from Indians’ kitchen, weaving, textile printing, and terracotta roof tiles to the chantings of Mantras. Since childhood, I was surrounded by many visual images and got attracted to them: this visual experience takes its shape and makes its own visual vocabulary in my work. I am trained as a painter and I also believe there is a lot to be done in the two dimensional aspect of ceramic art. I love to cover a huge space through my tiny forms - a very interesting line which has a lot of spiritualism in it.
My works are tiny drops of water in the ocean of ceramic art.
New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum
200, Wenhua Rd, Yingge Dist, New Taipei City 239, Taiwan