Environmental Art Movement at Plum Tree Creek

May 12,2013

Art as Environment -- A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek has been nominated for and received the 11th Taishin Arts Awards as it demonstrates an outstanding example of the exploration of social issues through artistic practice, addressing sustainable development, environmental protection and encouraging community participation. Initiated by the senior artist Wu Mali and Margaret Shiu, director of Bamboo Curtain Studio, the project endeavored to investigate the potential of residents, the public sector and professionals in the field. Through extended activities, such as breakfast gatherings, trekking around the creek, and community theater, the long-term project has awaken the memories and environmental consciousness about a river that has been severely polluted, distorted and covered up. In addition, the project also produced a well-researched catalogue, documenting its various phases and complexities. The fact that the project has already aroused attention from various governmental agencies also proves is potential to become an encouraging case study for other practitioners and communities that confront similar conditions. The jury therefore unanimously selected "Art s Environment -- A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek" as the recipient of the 11th Taishin Arts Award.

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