Thursday, December 10, 2015

Peculiar Forms: Taiwanese Metalwork in Memphis

Posted By on Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 11:41 AM

click to enlarge VISUAL CUES, MS. CHEN, TING-CHUN
  • Visual Cues, Ms. Chen, Ting-Chun

This Sunday, December 13, from 2-5PM, the Metal Museum will host an opening ceremony for a new traveling exhibition, the 2015 Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition. The exhibition, which will remain on view through March 13, 2016, features the best of Taiwanese metalwork as judged by the The Gold Museum of Taipei City. 

click to enlarge SOLILOQUY, MS. OU, LI-TING
  • Soliloquy, Ms. Ou, Li-Ting

The artworks featured in the exhibition draw from both modern and more traditional tropes of metalwork, combining eastern and western craft sensibilities to create a selection both broad and masterful. Work by Li-Ting Ou and Ting-Chun Chen (both featured above) stands out. 

click to enlarge FLAVOUR, MS. CHEN, SIOU-YI
  • Flavour, Ms. Chen, Siou-Yi

The Metal Museum is one of few museums in the world devoted exclusively to fine metalwork. This will be the first exhibition from Taiwan that the Metal Museum has hosted. 

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