About the Program
From 2009 to 2011, C.O.O. Shu-Chau Wang Ho of Tung Ho Steel Enterprise Corp. and National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) cooperated and launched a three-year program—Tung Ho Steel Artists in Residence Program. The program not only helped artists overcome creative barriers, but also utilized the strength of industry to forge a new connection between art and industrial production, exploring new possibilities for steel art.
Beginning in 2012, Tung Ho Steel Foundation has strived to continue the program, hoping to make it an international-level project and seeking to start communication and conversation of art between different cultures. Every year, we invited one domestic artist and one foreign artist to work at Miaoli Works. During months of residency, we provided resources such as steel scraps, professional machines and technicians. After the residency, we held a reception to exhibit their works.
From the original “art and business cooperation” case to the art practice of the Enterprise itself, the program creates benefits for the faculties in different kinds of forms, and constantly exploring the different possibilities of steel art. It generates influences to the seemingly opposite fields of industry and art, injecting unlimited potential to the development of contemporary art.