台北當代藝術館 MoCA Taipei On AIR will have a series specially made around the NEXUS exhibition where scholars, artists, and/or art professionals from Taiwan go in conversation with those from the Caribean.
I’m really excited about this extra attention, and to share Episode One a conversation between Nadia Huggins and JowJiun Gong: From the perspective of “seascape,” how does it differ from “landscape” in our understanding of the world? If the identity is inherently tied to our ways of perceiving the world, does a shared bodily experience of the South exist?
Join us in this captivating episode to explore these questions with Taiwanese curator JowJiun Gong and Nadia Huggins, the artist who was born in Trinidad and Tobago and grew up and is currently based in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Together, they engage in a stimulating conversation about fluid identity, seascape epistemology, and the liberating and “true” experiences found in the water captured through Nadia’s works. By sharing their personal journeys as misfits and challenging the existing norms of the world, they invite us to reflect upon our own perceptions. Diving into the sea, we are reminded that the unseen essence of things is waiting to be discovered.
Listen to the episode on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5OeXEjCRjWtIfLWxxny41x?si=6053a242bfbb4252
My stay in Taiwan was in part made possible by The Department of Cultural Affairs, Taipei City Government, and 台北當代藝術館 MoCA Taipei. Thanks to CP Yen (Deputy Director of National Theater Taichung) for making the connection with MoCa Taipei’s Director 駱駱. My long-stay accommodation is made possible by 寶藏巖國際藝術村 Treasure Hill Artist Village / Attic Hostel and Trendbeheer. MoCA Taipei and Treasure Hill Artist Village/Taipei Artist in Residency are both under the board of the Taipei Culture Foundation.