Reading the Landscape: Time Travelling with Museum Collections (KMFA)

2020.09.01 - 2021.01.03 KMFA Gallery B01


The way to prevent collective forgetting:
Let’s enjoy a time travel with museum collections!

 

As the times change, the skyline of each city changes, and so does that of Kaohsiung. Since ancient times, artists of all eras have responded actively to the world around them, and they have used their brushes or cameras to record the landscapes in front of them. The landscapes leave an impression on people, like a stylus lightly moving along the grooves on a record. When time passes by imperceptibly, all our familiar scenes will gradually disappear or be replaced by new buildings. We will eventually live in a world which is completely unfamiliar to us.
 
Like other museums in the world, the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts holds rich collections of art works which witness the changes of times and places. These works are like coordinates, which not only indicate the geographical location of the museum but also show its existential values. In the collections, various works related to this city, including more than one hundred landscape paintings and photographs of Kaohsiung, have been gradually accumulated, becoming an important local history database which will be irreplaceable. 
 
While the Kaohsiung City Government holds a series of Kaohsiung 100 celebration, the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts (KMFA) presents Reading the Landscape: Time Travelling with Museum Collections, which include Kaohsiung Landscape on Stone Drums and Experiential Exhibition of the Collections from KMFA. With the art works from the KMFA collection, a memory corridor full of local signs is formed, leading viewers to enjoy a time travel from past to present of Kaohsiung.
 
While some scenes can still be seen, while they can still be felt, and while they can still be remembered, let us re-explore the memories of the times which belong to the residents of Kaohsiung. 
 

Kaohsiung Landscape on Stone Drums

Organized by: Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government
Curated and Coordinated by: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts & Kaohsiung Cultural Center
Exhibition Dates: From July 1st, 2020
Exhibition Venue: Stone Drum Corridor of the Kaohsiung Cultural Center


 

Experiential Exhibition of the Collections from KMFA

Supported by: Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government
Organized and Curated by: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Exhibition Dates: September 1st, 2020 to January 3rd, 2021 
Exhibition Venue: Gallery B01, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts
Table Game Designed by: Department of Animation and Game Design, Shu-Te University 
Exhibition Curated and Coordinated by: 
‧  Kaohsiung Landscape on Stone Drums: Sofia Chen and Yi-yun Lai 
‧  Experiential Exhibition of the Collections from KMFA: Nita Lo
Educational Activities Organized by (for details of the events, please refer to the official website): 
‧  Play with the Collections of KMFA: Kuei-wen Yang
‧  Time Seekers: Sian-yang Yen
Exhibition Assistants: Tien-chi Chin and Zuljezulje Gadeljeman       
Exhibition Display Designer: Feng-ju Kuo
Exhibition Graphic Designer: Folder (Mei-rong Song)