THE OTHER WOMAN GALLERY // MOONLIGHT INN // TAITUNG // TAIPEI 2022
The 3 month residency is where New Zealand and Taiwanese artists Tiffany Singh and Jui-Pin Chang meet and collide. They use embroidery, sewing and patchwork consciously to select the most distinctive local fabrics from their previous residencies and integrate them into a new iteration of womens making. This is expressed through collbaorations with the local community entwining with their own personal histories and memories. With textiles pieced together as a contemporary works with the colour and imagery of each piece of fabric describing its own country and cultural context.
The main residency outcome was the artwork Treasure House a historical reference to the generational experience of making, bound to domestic and household responsibility. As embroidery and weaving are largely regarded as the birthplace of women's industry and liberation towards equality and financial independence. This work was created during the residency a The Other Woman Gallery for the Love and Hope – 2022 World Women’s Art Festival exhibition, co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Taitung County Government and the Taiwan Women’s Art Association and presented at the Taitung Museum of Fine Arts.
The parnership also developed the social practice narrative through the red carpet presenting a work of collective sharing, that ferments craft through sharing of knowledge and of cultural histories. With a focus local technologies paired with social practice ethics to emerge as a united practice that nurtures the sentiment; Women's practice carries the spirit of the ancestors. These collaborations are vital to the artwork, enabling furthered visibility within a contemporary art landscape to elevate the importance of craft. Giving value to the artform and allowing women to subsidise their families and to further stabilise the living environment for their Hmong and Amis tribes - Art Map editorial Department // July 28th // Chen Peiyu
Made in collaboration with 哈拿·葛琉 & The Orchid Weavers Womens Tribe of Dulan;鄭玉花, 鄭惠美, 高燕玲, 潘淑華, 林淑玲 Taiwan, 2022 & Chamaliin Hmong Women's Refugee Community of Bangkok, Thailand, 2019 & Taiwanese filmmaker Yin Qi Huang. Tiffany Singh and Jui-Pin Chang would like to acknowledge the support of Creative New Zealand and The Taiwan Women's Association for making this work possible.
The full project can be found here: https://womensartprojectasia.tumblr.com/
population, and loss of faith in traditional medicine among the younger generations
have resulted in a sharp decrease of not only indigenous culture and languages, but also
loss of traditional herbs and therapies. Reflective of my previous body of work with
healing foods and flowers, this project would further unpack my academic enquiry
around the Arts - Health and Wellbeing dynamic. The artwork would also serve as
awareness tool that continues to perpetuate the dialogue around the importance and
forgotten wisdom knowledge associated to the natural environment and Mother Earth.