SOURCE: Taoyuan City Government

September 14, 2016 07:38 ET

The 2016 Taoyuan Land Art Festival Kicks Off

TAOYUAN,TAIWAN--(Marketwired - Sep 14, 2016) - The 2016 Taoyuan Land Art Festival kicked off at Sinwu and Bade districts in Taoyuan City, northern Taiwan, with 37 pieces of outdoor installation artworks from 32 artistic groups participating in the annual event, which will run through September 25.

This year's festival, the fourth since 2013, featuring the unique landscapes such as stone tidal weirs, ponds, sea shore and natural ecosystems in Taoyuan City, is scheduled to hold 74 art performances and workshops during the 17-day event to provide a variety of activities, according to the city government.

Taiwanese renowned artist Lin Shuen-Long has also unveiled his latest large-scale creation named "Eternal Sea, "which is constructed from over 1,000 pieces of locally-grown bamboo and symbolizes the idea of continually growing and developing, at the Taoyuan Land Art Festival.

"The Eternal Sea," which is inspired by the Yongan fishing port, serves to connect people with their land and boost the public's awareness of environmental and demographic issues, said Lin, whose artworks have appeared in several prominent public art festivals such as the Setouchi Triennale in Japan over the past years.

The Land Art Festival, a cultural gala, is to integrate communities and make the communities more cosmopolitan by introducing arts, said Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan at a press conference on Sept. 5.

Meanwhile, Taiwanese artists Hsu min-sheng's "Crab" and Fang Marvin-minto's "Fisherman" are among the other 16 outdoor installation artworks on display at the Sinwu's exhibition area of the festival.

The 2016 Taoyuan Land Art Festival
Date: Sept. 9 - Sept. 25, 2016
Weekday: 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Weekend (including the four-day Mid-Autumn Festival holiday): 9:00AM - 6:00PM

The Environmental theatre at the Bade pond ecological park will open until 9: 00PM on Sept. 17 and Sept. 24.

Location: Sinwu's exhibition area -- Yongan fishing port, Sinwu green tunnel, local communities.

Bade's exhibition area -- Bade pond ecological park, local communities.

In order to provide better service, this year the event organizer has launched the 2016 Taoyuan Land Art Festival app. Provided in both App iOS and Android versions, visitors can download the app to browse information about shuttle buses and parking spaces as well as the latest news.

More information is available on its official site http://www.taoyuanlandart.com.tw/tw/index.php or on its facebook https://www.facebook.com/TaoyuanLandArt/.

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