One month undertaking on-site sculptural creation by 17 sculptors from Romania, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Syria, and Taiwan
Eindhoven, The Netherlands, November 14th, 2012 - BenQ is proud to announce the third “BenQ International Sculpture Workshop” organized by BenQ Foundation will take place in MabuVilla, in northern Taiwan county of Hsinchu In the fall of 2012. After three months of rigorous screening, 17 sculptors from Romania, Belarus, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Syria, and Taiwan will gather and live in MabuVilla for undertaking on-site sculptural creation for one month.
Sculptural works selected this year mostly incorporate the artists’ personal sentiment towards life, as well as their reflection on and experience of the humanistic environment. Via different media, such as stone or cast copper, they are set to carve out sculptural works, which project high intensify, profound feeling, and serene image.
During the one-month period, the organizer will arrange various activities for the artists to have deeper understanding of Taiwan, so that they can share their Taiwanese experience with other people and transmit Taiwan image worldwide. Such activities include idea exchanges with local sculptors, visit to Smungus tribe in Hsinchu, visit to Taiwanese forest, visit to National Palace Museum, which are meant to inspire their creativity and acquaint them with the humanistic beauty of Taiwan.
Employees and their family are welcome to visit Mabushanlin during the one-month period, so as to interact with the artists, inspect their creative process closely, feel their persistence in pursuing ultimate creative performance, and experience how they incorporate their sentiment into the living space through their works.
Activities in brief:
On-site creation: Nov. 15-Dec. 14
Opening and reception ceremony: Nov. 15
International sculptural exchange: Dec. 4
Meeting with young artists: Nov. 24
Cultural experience: Nov. 29, Dec. 9-10
Closing ceremony: Dec. 14