Year of Exibit: 2010
It started life ten years ago as a small gallery space in Taichung’s Art Street. The rent went up and the group moved to the Taiwan Architecture, Design and Art Center (TADA). This year, they took up residency in a huge studio at Stock 20. The artists all specialize in different areas of metal work and work on their own projects as well as those that benefit the group, such as commissions from local construction companies for lighting or sculpture. Their levels of experience vary: Candy Tseng has studied metal working abroad and currently teaches at TungHai and Chaoyang universities while Yu-Chuan Chen comes from an architectural background and only started working as a metal smith three years ago. Some in the group have been heard to say that they are working to bring about a metal arts renaissance in Taiwan, but generally the members are waiting to see what will happen next in a field that is struggling to make itself heard in Taiwan’s contemporary art world.