Call for applications─The 12th “Hualien International Stone Sculpture Symposium”
The 12th Hualien International Stone Sculpture Symposium
Call for applications/ From now on to Feb. 1, 2020
◎Register for Preliminary should always go online
◎Please register online at https://www.hccc.gov.tw/StoneSculpture
It has been three years since the last “Hualien International Stone Scultpure Symposium” was held. But it will be organized again from Sept. 27 to Oct. 27, 2020. It has been 24 years since the symposium was organized by Hualien County in 1995, and it will be the 25th anniversary next year. The event is one of the constant and longest-running art-creation activities currently held in Taiwan. It has built up a word-of-mouth brand of high-quality cultural and artistic activities in Eastern Taiwan. Over the years, the events have not only accumulated more than 100 pieces of outdoor large-scale stone carving masterpieces, providing local residents and travelers with wonderful cultural enjoyment, but also made Hualien stone carving art famous internationally and became an important artistic asset of the locality.
The theme of the 12th “Hualien International Stone Sculpture Symposium” is settled on “Stone Mambo”, which keynote is based on the subject concept of the artists’ creative process, and capitalizes on the axis of “moving” to penetrate the connotation of various activities. In common impression, stone sculpture is a quiet art, but the process of artists’ creation always surrounds a huge stone, and while the sculptors wield various instruments to carve, it seems that they are performing a graceful dance, eventually the huge stone would become awesome artworks; after a series of such dramatic mambos, the superlative craftsmanship have been left one by one.
Stone sculpture is a kind of traditional art, but it doesn’t mean it is out of date. We don’t think that “innovation” is only a form to no avail or just eccentric and unconditional but must be based on aesthetic order connotation and catch up with the pulse of the times so as to highlight the contemporary position and meaning of stone sculpture. Hualien International Stone Sculpture Symposium has played the role to be a connection platform between Hualien and the world which not only create a quality space of creation for excellent stone sculptors all over the world but also make the scenery in Hualien caught by the world, and collect many global masterpieces of stone sculptures in Hualien so as to let the residents understand and appreciate the connotation.
The 12th “Hualien International Stone Sculpture Symposium will draft 16 domestic and foreign stone sculptors to go to Hualien to create in residency from Sept. 27 to Oct. 27, 2020. Through studying and learning by mutual discussion and exchanges, the artists would stir up lots of creative ideas and recreate new value of arts for “the homeland of stone sculpture”---Hualien.