Tony Cragg’s First Solo Exhibition in Taiwan
Exploring the Boundaries of Sculpture with Unbounded Imagination
British Council and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts worked together in inviting Tony Cragg, a world renowned British contemporary artist to showcase his creative sculpture works for the very first time in Taiwan. The exhibition ran from 12 January to 24 March 2013 at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.
Tony Cragg forms an important part of the history of British sculpture. He was the recipient of the UK’s prestigious art award, the Turner Prize in 1988. In the same year he represented the UK at the 43rd Venice Biennale. At each stage of his art practice Tony Cragg is known best for the diversity of his styles, the materials he uses and the meanings which they behold. As it was Tony Cragg’s first solo exhibition in Taiwan, it showcased his most recognizable sculpture series on organic and geometric forms and microbiological structures, with nearly 50 sculptures and hundreds of paper works to demonstrate the artist’s creative thought process. The exhibition attracted more than 15,000 viewers.
In addition to the first large-scale solo exhibition, Tony Cragg also gave a talk about his implementation of the arts, his work and studio to nearly 200 professionals, university academic staff and students in the area of arts and visual arts.