Special Exhibition of Grand Stone Era
Time/ Date: 9:00-17:00 every day, July 1 - Sept. 23, 2017
Venue: The Main Hall and Second Planning Office, Hualien Stone Sculpture Museum (No. 6, Wenfu Road, Hualien City.)
“Virtual Simulation and Actual Presentation in Stone Sculpture”
The process of artistic creation always starts from the artist coming up with imagination and design; then, by way of practical manipulating and operating through the materials and the artist’s workmanship, then a masterpiece is made. Stone sculpture creation especially needs previous virtual imagination and exact designing, so as to perfectly catch up with all the details and finish the work during the tough creating process with sweats and exhausted energy. By way of the exhibition, we hope the developmental status quo and achievement in Hualien’s stone sculpture art, including stone sculpture vs. public place, stone sculpture vs. middle-age & young generation and stone sculpture vs. inheritance, can be put online through the description and communication of the curatorial concepts, the layout of exhibitive site, the exhibition of cultural relics and artistic works, the rebuilding of huge stonework models and the pickup of artists carving in the outdoor workmanship camp on the spot, so as to make the virtual and the reality of stone carving art taken turns to show online and lead the audience to peep into the stone sculptors’ fantastic world and their real creating practices.
Hualien is a beautiful city hiding behind the mountains in Taiwan. Now, you can imaginarily travel and appreciate hundreds of stonework in various cities all over the world and the towns in Hualien by the exhibition. It seems that all the silent works are sincerely inviting you all along to feel the permanent arts tempered by the mountains and the sea, no matter the works are expressed by realistic sentiment, freak figuration, philosophic thinking and discerning, aesthetic deduction or glorifying life, replicating the nature, metaphorically speaking of affection or basking in shapes.