The people’s cultural institute Taring Padi is an art collective based in Yogyakarta Indonesia that uses art as a tool for political expression and education for all. It was founded in 1998 by a group of cultural activists, students, artists, and self-taught artists. Its’ collective approach to art production is one part of a larger […]
Pangrok Sulap is a Malaysian collective of artists, musicians, and social activists with a mission to empower rural marginalized communities through art. Founded in 2010 by Rizo Leong, Gindung McFeddy Simon and Jerome Manjat, “Pangrok” is the local pronunciation of “punk rock,” and “Sulap” is a hut or a resting place usually used by farmers […]
Printhow is inspired by Japanese woodblock collective A3BC and Woodblock Printing Collective Taiwan. Several printmakers and novices in Hong Kong got together and started making woodblock works, including y, wy, ck, d, nt, g, m. They hope to engage with the people through the DIY spirit of this medium, and to DIT (do it together) […]
A3BC (Anti-War, Anti-Nuclear and Arts of Block-print Collective) formed in the summer of 2014 in IRREGULAR RHYTHM ASYLUM (IRA). We were greatly inspired by the potential we observed in the woodblock prints spreading in Southeast Asia and we incorporated skills we learned from them and started making prints ourselves. What makes the approach distinctive are […]
Print & Carve Dept. founded in October 2019, Taiwan. Print & Carve Dept. group consists of members who are interested in woodcut printmaking with a focus on social and political issues. They don’t just publish personal works or those of the group, we also curate content that fits into the theme that the collective shares […]
Curated and produced by ICI, co-organised by TheCube Project Space, Notes for Tomorrow—Southern Taipei Version featured the works by a total of 35 curators and 34 artists / collectives from around the world. The curatorial philosophy behind this exhibition was to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world and reflect on the instability and unknown state caused by the pandemic.
Initiated in 2016, TheCube’s research residency program has annually supported artist(s) and curator(s) to Taiwan or foreign countries for their respective research projects. In 2021, TheCube invited Ting-Jung Chen, the winner of the Kunsthalle Wien Prize 2018, back to Taipei for the four-month research residency. Orientating her research toward the subject of “sound as a tool for identity and community construction,” the artist is going to stage her solo exhibition— Harmonielehre that treated surround sound, sculpture, and image as the media. Visitors were welcomed to this exhibition where they could immerse in the mesmerizing world of sound waves interlaced by the real and the virtual.
Following his four-channel video installation work The LED Future (2020), which investigated artificial light and the consciousness behind technology, artist Chi-Yu Wu presented his work Atlas of the Closed Worlds at TheCube Project Space. Through the approach of scenario planning, this work unfurled extensive research, stretching beyond historical facts along the long river of time, and including a cornucopia of changes in the surroundings and myriad imagined possibilities. Events from history and novels were amalgamated into a repository of information, generating different closed worlds through random numbers and evoking dystopian fantasies.