Season 1 – Art Matters: During the Pandemic

Art with oceanic reflection in Taiwan
In the ’80s and ’90s, Taiwan had one of the world’s worst urban waste problems. Its landfills overflowed and mountains of rubbish clogged street corners, earning it the unflattering moniker “Garbage Island.” Fed up with the accumulation of waste, people across the country demanded action. They burned trash in the streets and rallied at dumping sites, making it clear to the government that change was necessary. Now it’s a model of recycling success.

Today, Taiwan’s 55% recycling rate is among the highest the world, up from virtually zero three decades ago. For comparison, the U.S. recycling rate is 34.7% and the European Union’s is 46%. The average Taiwanese person produces 850 grams (1.9 pounds) of waste daily, down from 1.2 kilograms (2.6 pounds) 15 years ago. In the U.S., the average was 4.4 pounds per person per day in 2013.Taiwan has made massive improvements, but it’s not stopping there. This year, Taiwan committed to banning all single-use plastics — including bags, disposable cups, utensils and straws — by 2030.In this edition, we are pleased to invite Taiwanese artists Tzu Fen Lin and Pei Yu Lin to share their art concept of oceanic reflection. From their art implementation together with community, museum, and festival, we can explore the essence of esthetics in the balance of human and nature.

#BeachCleansing#BeachMoney#FashionBox (Re-turtle coin), #LiuqiuEcocup#CommunityDevelopment #HermitCrab#AmidTheHowlingWind

𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙚: Oct 15, 2020
𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚: 20:30pm (GMT+8)
𝙈𝙤𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧: Yipei Lee, Curator of SUAVEART / Sherry Chang 
𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙨: Tzu Fen Lin, Pei Yu Lin, artist from Taiwan

Room ID: 836 1823 7284
Password: 622 848

Thanks to Jalan Besar Salon for the technical support
Photo credit: Tzu Fen Lin, Pei Yu Lin, Mike Chang


Work style after pandemic in Vietnam
Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.At the beginning of the October edition, we are happy to have Japanese lacquer artist Saeko Ando who has been based in Vietnam since 1995. She studied #SonMai – Vietnam’s unique Art form of lacquer painting – under the guidance of artist Trinh Tuan, lacquer master Doan Chi Trung, and lacquer artisan Lam Huu Chinh. In 2000, Saeko’s mastery of this traditional art form led to her acceptance as the first foreign member of the Hanoi Art Association.

Another special guest is Antonio Rosciano, an Art and Event Producer based in HCMC since 2009. He is also the Creator and Director of KaleidoSoup – the first international meeting and playground for VJs and Visual Art Performers held in Ho Chi Minh City and founded L.A.V Lab for Live, Audio, and Visual elements as the collective of Visual Art Performers and Electronic Musicians.There are many sparks between art and technology, tradition and innovation, life and culture. Have you thought of what’s going on in Vietnam at the moment? We hope this online talk will bring you the unique artsy insights of living in Vietnam.

𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙚: Oct 7, 2020
𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚: 20:30pm (GMT+8)
𝙈𝙤𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧: Yipei Lee, Curator of SUAVEART
𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙨: Saeko Ando, Lacquer artist|Antonio Rosciano, Art and Event Producer

Room ID: 876 7652 2156
Password: 531149

Thanks to Jalan Besar Salon for the technical support
Photo credit: Saeko Ando, Antonio Rosciano


Bring Nature Home:Art social responsibility in Nature
In Aug edition, we are happy to have Jatiwangi art Factory, a rural-urban community from Indonesia to share how people connect to nature from home under the quarantine situation. What has been changing in food, farming, and gardening? On the other side, what could humans react to the urban plan when nature is walking into the abundant neighborhood.

𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙚: Aug 25, 2020
𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚: 20:30pm (GMT+8)
𝙈𝙤𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧: Sherry Chang 
𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙨: Ika Sarikaya, El Gea, Arie Syarifuddin from JaF

Room ID: 864 2538 6996
Password: 718654

Thanks to Jalan Besar Salon for the technical support.
Photo credit: JaF


Post-pandemic action in Tpe-Mnl
We are definitely living in the situation of post-pandemic now. In this talk, we would like to invite you to know more about how local community took positive action to overcome it together.

𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙚: July 24, 2020
𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚: 20:30pm (GMT+8)
𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙨: Czyka Tumaliuan, Founder of Kwago bookstore, Yipei Lee, Curator of SUAVEART

Room ID: 865 8103 6400
Password: 682317


Poster Art from Poland
“Posterized” was the first large scale exhibition of Polish Posters at the PMQ in Hong Kong in May 2018. It was an introduction to the most influential, award-winning contemporary poster artists from Poland like Mieczysław Wasilewski, Władysław Pluta, Małgorzata Gurowska and Lex Drewinski, to name but a few.With a historical background, poster art has developed from the purpose of political propaganda into personal creativity, how to read the symbol behind the poster artists? How to meet the western culture with eastern culture through the poster visual art and design?

We will share the oldest and most important Biennale in the world, and discuss the connections between Poland and Japan in poster design.It is a conjunction of various creative personalities: from graphic designers to illustrators and independent artists whose work focuses on a poster as a medium. As it also was relevant in the 1960′s, such unique sharpness can only be achieved with an observant eye of an excellent poster artist.

𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙚: June 19, 2020
𝙏𝙞𝙢𝙚: 14:30pm PL time / 20:30pm HKT time
𝙈𝙤𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧: Yipei Lee, Curator of suaveart
𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧𝙨: Max Skorwider and Agnieszka Mori, Curators of “Posterized” The Poster Art from Poland

Room ID: 845 2449 9218
Password: 734073

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