本集以《為什麼我們仍談論塗鴉？》為主題，藉由「塗鴉」、「壁畫」的藝術形式觀察兩地社會集體記憶與民族延續。邀請兩地的藝術家 Candy Bird、Macay 與文化研究背景的陳小雀教授的對話，挖掘這些看似輕鬆寫意的圖像背後的可能反應的當代現實。
This talk is part of the Taiwan and Latin America Exchange Program curated by the Taipei Artist Village and supported by the Minister of Culture Taiwan. The program focuses on the development of street art in Taiwan and Chile, and uses it as an entry point to culture, political perspectives of both virtual/physical areas. Taipei Artist Village invites Taiwanese artists Candy Bird, Ting-Tong Chang, and Chilean artists Macay and Alme to take different challenges of working remotely together on virtual residency, online talks and physical exhibition.
By graffiti, as an art form, the collective memories and the continuation of ethnicities has been carried on and thrived in both Taiwan and Chile. This episode “Why are we discussing graffiti today?” opened up a conversation between Taiwan and Chile artists Candy Bird, Macay, and Dr. Lucia Chen, a professor of Latin American culture, is aiming to reveal the social realities that are hidden behind these seemingly casual and free-spirited graffiti images.
When did graffiti culture show up and spread in Taiwan? How did it become the “commodity” of galleries in the contemporary art world?
How does contemporary graffiti art in Chile reflect the environmental issues? And how does it find alternative ways to survive on the streets during the pandemic ?
Starting from Mexican mural movement, Lucia Chen talks about collective memory and national continuity of Latin American society, as well as the fact that street art reflects social and political concern.