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How fun? Very! Take a stroll around Taipei’s Very Fun Park
Friday, July 10, 2015
Since its inception in 2005, Fubon Art Foundation’s
Very Fun Park
is an annual highlight of Taipei’s art scene. Every summer for the past ten years, large-scale installations have sprung up in the parks and streets of Taipei, delighting passers-by and residents alike. These sculptures and installations by artists from all over the world only bloom across Taipei’s Eastern District for three months—but now, there is a way for art lovers to see these works anywhere, anytime.
To mark the tenth anniversary of Very Fun Park, the
Google Cultural Institute
has teamed up with Fubon Art Foundation to place online 375 works from the
past seven years of Very Fun Parks
. Visitors can also revisit 2014’s Very Fun Park through an
interactive online exhibition
We promise it’ll be fun—very fun.
Although this is the last time Fubon Art Foundation will be holding this installation event in Taipei, thanks to the Google Cultural Institute, visitors can revisit the past seven years of artwork simply by going online.
Here are a few of Very Fun Park’s greatest hits, located in corners of Taipei. We invite you to take a look at these artworks and also the corners of Taipei where they once lived, on Google Street View.
Japanese art unit Yodogawa Technique specializes in repurposing trash and debris to create works of art. In this case, the artists collected litter found around Taipei’s Dansui River to construct this monumental sculpture.
Here’s the same sculpture
on Street View, in front of Taipei's New Horizon building complex:
Under Construction (2013)
This road, created by artist Kuo-Chang Liu, is made of asphalt concrete and extends onto the surrounding fences and walls, allowing it to stretch into the sky, blurring the boundaries between the asphalt and the buildings above. This installation was located at Fuxing Road 110.
We can even go back in time on Street View to see what the street looked like when under construction in 2012, complete with fencing:
Trees Are People Too (2013)
Da’an Road is a lovely tree-lined avenue in downtown Taipei. Bet you never thought about seeing it from this perspective before, though. Artist Filthy Luker's cartoony installation invites you to take a fresh look.
We hope you gain a new appreciation of Taipei, this vibrant, art-loving city, through these new exhibits on the Google Cultural Institute.
Posted by Lauren Nemroff, Program Manager, Google Cultural Institute
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