Jane Ingram Allen, is an American independent curator, artist and critic, living in Taiwan from 2004 – 2012, and now based in California, USA
2017 will be the 3rd year of the international marine environment art project organized by the NMMST. The selected artists will work with school groups, community residents, visitors and volunteers to create large-scale indoor and outdoor artworks that will raise awareness about ocean environmental issues.
For 2017 we want the artworks to focus on the theme of Making Connections and involve local people in the creation and installation process. Each selected artist will work for 2 weeks with a selected school group, and then the last week or 10 days involve the students in installing the artwork at NMMST. Artists will also have Open Studio sessions on the weekends so that visitors can join in the process and meet the artist. Artists will also offer Talks for the public during the art 2 project.
Artworks selected for this project will be site-specific and located in public indoor and outdoor spaces such as coastal parks, plazas, beaches, land around existing museum buildings as well as museum walls, lobbies and other interior public spaces. The site for each artwork will be selected with the artist, the curatorial consultant and staff of NMMST. The artworks will be made with local natural materials or recycled materials that are not harmful to the environment.
The artworks should be made to last for 6 months or more. Artists will work alongside other international artists and with local residents and visitors in Keelung, Taiwan.
Ministry of Education, R.O.C (Taiwan)
National Museum of Marine Science & Technology
Keelung City Cultural Affairs Bureau
Bureau of Environmental Protection, Keelung City
Ching Yang Aqua Marine Enterprises Co., Ltd.
National Keelung Senior High School
Keelung Municipal Ding Nei Junior High School
Keelung Municipal Xin Yi Junior High School
Keelung Municipal Chung Cheng Junior High School
Keelung Municipal Badou Elementary School
Keelung Municipal Ren Ai Elementary School
Keelung Municipal Dong Guang Elementary School
Keelung Municipal Jheng Bin Elementary School
Arts & Humanities Advisory Gruop of Keelung
UID Create Ltd.