American Institute Taiwan

Art in Embassies collection video

The permanent collection of Art in Embassies for The American Institute in Taiwan featuring interviews with artists and an overview of the collection.

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I’m Chinese artist, I am Suling Wang

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I live in a little countryside this
is a my painting commission called our

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American Institute in Taiwan when I was
painting them I always very naturally

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bring my past or thought of thinking who
in my painting but it’s just very

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natural to paint

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sometimes the painting would tell me
what they are need I don’t mean to force

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myself thinking I want to put that here

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and for this piece for the American
Institute in Taiwan how I hear is it’s many

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come from my life in Taiwan
Kampai with Western culture and Eastern

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culture

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I’m Lane Twitchell I’m an artist I was
commissioned by the Art in Embassies

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program to create a work which is called
Day Zoo for the American Institute in Taipei

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the work is 5 feet square and is a
depiction of

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some of the animals in the Taipei zoo so
within Day Zoo one of my goals was to try

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to use monochrome sheets of paper moving
from white through greens and blues to

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depict the natural world and to give us
a sort of abstracted totality of the zoo

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on a bright clear summer day

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my name is Ysabelle Lemay me and I am an
artist living in Austin Texas in 2016 I

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was commissioned by the Art in Embassies
to create a monumental mural that was

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based on the flora and fauna of Taiwan
so my photo expeditions in Taiwan

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allowed me to see the magic of that
beautiful place there is many

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distinctive landscapes and they all have
their distinctive look from the north

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south east west is completely unique
landscapes and so of course I was

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influenced by that

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my name is Adam Sorenson and I’m an oil
painter that’s what I do I draw my

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inspiration from a lot of places
primarily painting in general I’ve

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always viewed the whole historical
continuum of painting as an important

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reference so about 10 years ago I
started painting these psychedelic

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landscapes and I was inspired by sort of
Yes album covers and posters that

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teenagers might have on their walls and
you know sort of the floating world

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imagery of Japanese printmaking was
right there and also just the

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embellished romanticism of 19th century
landscape painting so as I begun

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painting this subject matter a subject
matter began to blend with almost just

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sort of the process that was sort of
taking shape and so that sort of

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continues today

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I’m Ryan McGinnis I’m an artist we are
here in my studio in Chinatown in

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downtown Manhattan I was commissioned by
Art in Embassies to create a series of

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paintings that would be installed in the
American Institute of Taiwan in Taipei

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there’s a long term project which was
great because it gave me the time I

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needed to do the research that was
required to do what I wanted to do and

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that was to develop a series of 100
drawings that was based on the the

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culture and the history of Taiwan and
then build a series of paintings using

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those drawings as the ingredients a lot
of the meaning for me is embedded in the

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individual drawings when they come
together and are juxtaposed and layered

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up on top of each other within the
paintings you get these you know

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wonderful unexpected interpretations
that weren’t part of my initial

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intention

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my work creating art is just for heart I
never really think about this show

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this should be saying something I’m kind
of more a quiet artist I describe my

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life from stage to stage stage the flora
so vibrant it really described the

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culture here in Taiwan because people
are very friendly they’re very passionate

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about their friends and passionate about
nature so it does have this culture

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energy uses flowers

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