“Fragments in Time” Exhibition Gets Underway in 2021 Tainan Museum Festival

NCKU ICID Students Showcase Creativity in Curation

The Cultural Affairs Bureau, Tainan City Government has been devoted to promoting local museums by holding the “Tainan Museum Festival” in recent years. “Fragments in Time” is the exhibition co-curated by Institute of Creative Industry Design (ICID) of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and Museum of Archaeology, Tainan Branch of NMP. With the prehistoric-pet-perspective, visitors are welcomed to learn the habits and stories from the fragments of Taiwan Dapenkeng culture 5,000 years ago.  The exhibition will be on display from May 11 through June 13, 2021, at the 2F elevator hall of the Museum of Archaeology of Tainan Branch of National Museum of Prehistory.


“Fragments in Time” is supervised by Professor Ming Turner in ICID, and curated by master and PhD students. The curation team includes Chao-Hua Chen, Daniel Christopher Moore, Ping-Chen Wu, Ming-Chun Hsu, and Bilguun Lus. The protagonist of the exhibition, Guo Guo, is the first dog to be found in Taiwan during the Guoye phase of Dapenkeng culture. The adorable story of Guo Guo getting along with people enables the visitors to understand the marine-related lifestyle, eating habits, and aesthetics at that time.


Additionally, “Fragments in Time” features digital interaction elements and workshops. The augmented reality design fosters active participation, reinforces the exhibition experience by providing visitors with immersive experiences. The exhibition found archaeology related to printmaking art. The former recreates history by digging up artifacts using professionals tools. While printmaking artists also use specific tools to carefully carve pieces away from a material in order to create art. Consequently, two workshops for adults and children respectively will be held on May 16 at the Museum of Archaeology, Tainan Branch of NMP, aiming to build bridges for visitors and archaeology by using arts. The participants of the workshop will be invited to create artworks based on how the exhibition and the story resonate with them.  For more information on the workshops, please contact the Texture printmaking printmaking studio in Tainan.