Reading the Landscape: Time Travelling with Museum Collections
From Takao to Kaohsiung: Imagining a 100-year Artistic Landscape
From desolate fishing village to industrial city and international seaport, the Kaohsiung landscape has drastically changed over time, with the footprints of its people becoming part of the city's history and enriching the local cultural experience.
In global history, a hundred years may pass in a blink, but the past century has been a crucial period for Kaohsiung. To honor the city’s history, the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts has gradually accumulated a collection of relevant landscape paintings and photos, in addition to graphic materials of provided by the Kaohsiung Museum of History, in order to build an irreplaceable historical database.
On July 1st, the Museum’s Landscape on Stone Drums exhibition debuts at the Kaohsiung Cultural Center. This exhibition is accessible to patrons across the city, and shows landscape paintings in different light throughout the day. From September 1, 2020, to January 3, 2021, the Experiential Exhibition of the KMFA Collections is also shown in the B01 Exhibition Room, where visitors can experience the 100 landscapes of Kaohsiung. During the exhibition, a series of lectures on "Storytellers of the Times" will focus on the nostalgic experiences in audiences’ childhoods, hometowns, and heartwarming times deeply buried in the memory.
The Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts has also developed an original board game titled Art Tour that Never Finishes that features hundreds of Kaohsiung landscapes. Player moves are designed with the display of different artworks, thus allowing participants to experience Kaohsiung and its history from the perspectives of each artist. The location of the artwork is also marked, making a virtual map of old Kaohsiung.
However, whether it's a board game or an exhibition, our ultimate goal is simply to bring you out of your house and experience the best of Kaohsiung!