The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts has just opened an exhibition of new media art, navigator – digital art in the making, with both local and international artists working in digital art exhibiting at the reopening of the gallery.
With the use of sophisticated digital-media technology, the museum-wide show is a look at the cutting-edge future of art, incorporating academic research, new technologies, and an avant-garde style that promotes audience participation.
According to the museum curator, Wang Jun-Jieh (王俊傑), “This exhibition of digital media will be a major event not only in Taiwan, but in all of Southeast Asia.”
The works range from studies on emerging relationships between technology, humans and nature, to others involving computer manipulation requiring proficiency beyond the grasp of computer illiterates.
What is consistent throughout is the commitment to convince audiences of all ages, educational backgrounds, and artistic savvy that in digital art there is an emerging avenue for ideas, themes, inspiration and enjoyment for the artist and viewer.