An annual spectacle since 2001, Fubon Art Foundation’s Very Fun Park (粉樂町) is back for another summer of artistic glory.
In celebration of their coinciding tenth anniversaries, Very Fun Park and Taiwan Design Museum (台灣設計館金點區) will both be presenting art pieces across Taipei’s Eastern District from July 25th through September 20th.
Similar to Taichung’s Green Ripples Art Festival, parks, squares, residence buildings, storefronts, corporate skyscrapers, and various other urban spaces in Taipei’s Dongqu have been transformed into large-scale installations by nearly thirty domestic and international artists to create a unique dialogue between the locations, the local cultures and the contemporary art.
This year, the exhibition will not only include throwback pieces of the past nine Very Fun Park exhibitions, but also showcases ten pieces from Taiwan Design Museum featuring ten projects from ten different countries using documents and photos (十城十美文件展).
The exhibition is spread across ten locations in Donqu, with most of the locations placed near the Bannan subway line.
A map is provided for visitors to locate each exhibit with ease.
Outside of the exhibition, Very Fun Park also includes several events within the three month time frame, such as cooking competitions and special prizes for people who send in handwritten messages from their Samsung Galaxy Note smartphones.
The first upcoming event held from August 8 to August 20 involves the theme of hugs and requires individuals to visit the exhibit to retrieve a sticker that will be later exchanged for a doll version of the art piece.
As a special treat for its tenth anniversary, Fubon, working alongside Google Cultural Institute, has placed nearly 400 pieces of artwork from past Very Fun Park exhibitions online for viewers to enjoy long after the exhibition ends.
For more information on the events, check out Very Fun Park’s main website.