This year, aside from its long-term educational sponsorship in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, Win Sing is also sponsoring students from senior high school or below to visit the museum for free by showing their student ID. With today’s highly advanced technology, Win Sing hopes to encourage young students to slow down, experience, and reflect upon the people, things, and events in their lives by promoting contemporary art education.
In addition, Win Sing sponsored and helped to complete the scaffolding for artist Yu Wen-Fu’s installation in the museum’s spring exhibition. For this exhibition, Yu Wen-Fu integrated traditional bamboo weaving and modern scaffolding structures in the front courtyard of the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. The installation encompasses the entire facade of the museum, using the concept of concealment to interpret the Chinese character for “build” (“zhu”) from a reversed perspective, and offer an alternative look at its core meaning.
Built with over 100,000 pieces of 8-meter long bamboo slivers, the artwork is a large bamboo surface that spans across 1,200 m2. It flows organically across the entire courtyard, causing the solemn and heavy red brick building to disappear. It conveys the simple beauty and flexible vigor of this common material. On the other hand, in a time of urban renewal, the installation’s “seemingly harmonious” juxtaposition with the historic museum building creates the dual visual effect of renovation and new construction, as well as imageries of suspense and debate. The project resonated with Win Sing and made us reflect upon our role as architects.