British Council has launched the arts program “Urban Futures” since early 2018 which aims to foster greater inclusion and innovation in cities through the arts.  In Taiwan, we support cross-art institutions and practitioners to explore how art can make our cities more open, dynamic, inclusive and fit for the future.  Our program themes focus on "Art & Social Activism", "Art, Science & Digital Innovation", "Art & Disability" and "Art & Ageing". As part of the “Art, Science & Digital Innovation” programmes, British Council in Taiwan collaborates with Songshan Cultural and Creative Park and Jut Art Museum to showcase new form of arts featuring emerging visual and sound artists.



Exhibition Introduction

UK artist Wolfgang Buttress collaborates with Taiwanese sound artist Fu-Jui Wang, visual artist Shu-Chiang Chen and 3 Taiwanese emerging sound artists to experiment their imagination of the universe. Wolfgang Buttress collaborates with NASA, astrophysicists from Nottingham Trent University and a group of musicians BE to build a sound library for his future public art project Lumen which will be completed by 2022 in Taiwan. In May 2019, he brings the sound library to Taipei and experiment with Taiwanese artist Fu-Jui Wang, hope to collect more Taiwanese features into the artwork Lumen.

In SongYan Creative LAB. Exhibition, there will be several performances each week in a month given by multiple collaborations or solo performances between Wolfgang Buttress + BE, Fu-Jui Wang, Pohao Chi, Hsin-Jen Wang and Sheryl Cheung.

In Jut Art Museum Off-Site Exhibition, there will be a solo exhibition lasting for a year for Wolfgang Buttress and his future public art Lumen.

By two different forms of exhibitions, we hope to create abundance interaction between Wolfgang Buttress and Taiwanese artists, and bring the mysterious starry sky to people in Taipei.



SongYan Creative LAB. Exhibition

Artists: Wolfgang Buttress + BE, Fu-Jui Wang, Shu-Chiang Chen, Pohao Chi, Hsin-Jen Wang, Sheryl Cheung

Dates: 10 May (Friday) to 9 June (Sunday) 2019

Location: SongYan Creative LAB. (No. 133, Guangfu South Road, Xinyi District, Taipei 110)

The exhibition is free of charge.

Performances and Talks:

Date / Time Event Name / Artists Location 
11 May (Saturday) 14:00-16:30 Agravic Starry Sky Exhibition Talk / Wolfgang Buttress and Fu-Jui Wang
Time: 14:00-16:30 (Registration at 13:30)
Location: JUT Hall (7F, No. 178, Sec. 3, Civic Blvd., Da-an District, Taipei)
JUT Hall
12 May (Sunday) 14:00-16:00 Sound Performances / Wolfgang Buttress + BE with Fu-Jui Wang <Space Transmission> Songyan Creative LAB.
18 May (Saturday) 14:00-18:00 Sound Performances with Artist Talk / Pohao Chi <Duplex Transmission> Songyan Creative LAB.
25 May (Saturday) 14:00-18:00 Sound Performances with Artist Talk / Fu-Jui Wang with Hsin-Jen Wang <Space Transmission> × <Cross Star> Songyan Creative LAB.
2 June (Sunday) 14:00-18:00 Sound Performances with Artist Talk / Sheryl Cheung <Attuning> Songyan Creative LAB.


JUT Art Museum Off-Site Project

Artist: Wolfgang Buttress

Dates: Friday, 21 June, 2019  - Friday, 19 June, 2020

Location: JUT Headquarter Lobby (1F, No. 178, Sec. 3, Civic Blvd., Da-an District, Taipei 106)

The exhibition is free of charge.


About Wolfgang Buttress

Wolfgang Buttress (b. 1965) is an English artist. He creates multi-sensory artworks that draw inspiration from our evolving relationship with the natural world. Buttress explores and interprets scientific discoveries, collaborating with architects, landscape architects, scientists and musicians to create human-centred experiences.

Buttress has produced artworks on four continents including Europe, Australia, Japan and the U.S. He is well known for the UK Pavilion (Milan EXPO 2015) and the Hive, a collaboration with physicists Dr. Martin Bencsik, BDP, Hoare Lea and Simmonds Studio, currently installed at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London, England. The project has won over 25 awards including the gold medal for best in show at the 2015 EXPO in Milan. 

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