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Xu Bing and Children’s Forest Project: A Special Exhibition in Taiwan
2014.03.08 - 2014.05.04
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Full-price ticket NT$30/ Half-price ticket NT$15
Sponsor:The National Museum of History

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    Xu Bing’s Forest Project originated from Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet, a project organized by University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAM/PFA), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD), and Rare. For the Human/Nature Project, artists were invited to go deep into several world cultural heritage sites and use their art to elevate local awareness to protect their own environment. In 2005 Xu Bing reached Kenya and began his Forest Project; he used paintings to raise fund to conserve the forest resources in Kenya. Later on, Xu Bing expanded the Forest Project in Brazil, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and the “Computer Contest” platform in China. Till now, more than 200,000 children participated in Xu Bing’s Forest Project.
    This exhibition serves as a new creative model for Xu Bing to inspire the global awareness for environmental protection. Through this Forest Project: Taiwan, which began from the Sandimen Village that suffered great damages from the Typhoon Morakot, Xu wishes to promote a general concern for art education, environmental protection, and cultural heritage. 
    Children who participated in the on-site teaching of Xu Bing and supplied their paintings are referred to as Forest Warriors. For the Forest Project: Taiwan in 2013, we provided the teaching materials online as open data, hoping to inspire more children to paint trees and create a forest together. Currently, the Project has collected more than 1,400 paintings from children in Taiwan. While these paintings are displayed (in original or digital forms) in National Museum of History, we hope more people can purchase these works online and raise enough fund to care for the lands of Taiwan.