An Exhibition for All: Home & House

By National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Home & House--Cultural Accessibility Exploration Area for All (2018) by 國立臺灣美術館National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Home & House - Cultural Accessibility Exploration Area for All

Home & House--Cultural Accessibility Exploration Area for All (2019) by 國立臺灣美術館National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

The special exhibition offers multi-sensory self-learning opportunities using audio description services and 3D-printed tactile assistive devices.

Home & House--Cultural Accessibility Exploration Area for All (2019) by 國立臺灣美術館National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

The "house" is the chosen point of departure from which all visitors, including the visually impaired, may make in-depth observations of the diverse stylistic range in Taiwanese art such as avant-garde expressions of Realism and Modernism, novel painting philosophies and new media.

Home & House--Cultural Accessibility Exploration Area for All (Education Area) (2019) by 國立臺灣美術館National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Home & House - Cultural Accessibility Exploration Area for All (Education Area)

Tamsui Landscape (Tamsui) (1935) by Chen Cheng-poNational Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Chen Cheng-Po’s “Tamsui Landscape” showcasing painted Tamsui, a sea-side district at the northern tip of Taiwan, with a bird’s eye view and create a sense of space with complex layers. Chen’s sensible brushwork reveals Tamsui’s graceful and classic qualities and also showcases its vibrant and thriving atmosphere.

Landscape of Tamsui (1930) by 陳澄波National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Themed Assistive Device: Landscape of Tamsui
The assistive device is the same size as the original artwork. It is the first of its kind in Taiwan where a painting is transformed from two-dimensional to three-dimensional and then colored after the original work. First, designers prepared design drawings for 3D printing. Then, the Metal Industries Research & Development Centre in Taiwan 3D-printed the sand mold that is used to make the white finished product. Finally, an artist specializing in restoring paintings colored it with oil paint based on the original artwork.

Having been converted from two-dimensional graphics to shallow relief, it is now possible to tactilely "feel" the composition and layout of the original work and explore the forms of the houses inside the landscape painting and the spatial sense of varying distances. The coloring, on the other hand, allows us to appreciate the hues and textures of the oil paint.

Untitled (1964) by Lee Shi-chiNational Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Lee Shi Chi created “Untitled” in 1964, using buildings as the subject matter, he compares the composition of Eastern and Western architecture in a more linear and complex way.

He accentuates the lines of traditional Chinese buildings through complicated compositions and seeking changes through harmony.

Untitled (1964) by 李錫奇National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Themed Assistive Device: Untitled
The size of this assistive device is the same as the original print and is divided into three layers: base, middle and top. The base is like the first layer of graphics imprinted by the painter onto paper; there are three large patches of mainly red, with more intense hues where the 3D sandblasting is thicker.

The black acrylic in the middle is the second layer imprinted by the painter onto the artwork. This layer is the primary composition of the artwork: numerous dark and hefty lines express the theme of Chinese architecture in an abstract manner. Various textures are engraved into the topmost acrylic surface to offer clues to the Chinese architectural forms on the print, helping the visually impaired to identify symbolic elements concealed within the painting.

Upraising the Civilization (1983) by 張永村National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Themed Assistive Device: Upraising the Civilization
Assistive device 1: One section is selected from the graphics of Upraising the Civilization and transcribed onto this relief/intaglio board. Every relief patch is on the same scale as the original paining, giving a tactile feel of the density of the numerous geometric shapes in the original artwork.

Assistive device 2: Part of the graphics in the original painting the size of the palm is magnified and designed into two parts: base and blocks. A dozen of triangular, quadrilateral and arched blocks represent the geometric shapes that are the darkest in tone, painted last and located at the topmost layer, representing the process of painting in which the geometric shapes are drawn one over top of another.

Sleep! My Love (1998) by Chen Hui-ChiaoNational Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Chen Hui-Chiao “Sleep! My Love” is her most exposed and impressive work. She combines a seemingly soft and fluffy bed with numerous sharp needles hidden inside. Rub along in the correct way, it feels smooth and comfy while rub up the wrong way, one will be stung to bleed. The work correlates a series of images from relaxation, seduction, stunning, to bleeding. It sharply and punctually represents what the artists stated, “the two extremes of comfort and anxiety”. It also describes the transformation of the passion to “fight” or even “revenge” of the initial gender consciousness awakening in the 90s to a more internal and finer exploration to the life and internal selves.

Then Sleep, My Love… (1998) by 陳慧嶠National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Themed Assistive Device: Then Sleep, My Love…
This assistive device is a small bed in a similar form as the original work but on a reduced scale. In addition to plush fiber, there are also metallic bristles extruding from the soft plush nap, creating the contrasting tactile experiences of soft vs. hard, smooth vs. sharp.

Visitors use the assistive devices (2019) by 國立臺灣美術館National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Events and Activities - Visitors use the assistive devices

Visitors use the assistive devices (2019) by National Taiwan Museum of Fine ArtsNational Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Events and Activities - Visitors use the assistive devices

Visitors use the assistive devices (2019) by 國立臺灣美術館National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Events and Activities - Visitors use the assistive devices

「家‧屋」用觸摸欣賞作品 (2019) by 國立臺灣美術館National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Events and Activities - Sighted visitors are invited to experience what it's like to appreciate an artwork through the sense of touch.

「家‧屋」用觸摸欣賞作品 (2019) by 國立台灣美術館National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts

Events and Activities - Sighted visitors are invited to experience what it's like to appreciate an artwork through the sense of touch.

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