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Launch of TFAM Expansion: Moving Beyond Imagination, Expanding Art Into the Unknown – ArchDaily

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Launch of TFAM Expansion: Moving Beyond Imagination, Expanding Art Into the Unknown

Rendering of the TFAM art complex. Image Courtesy of Taipei Fine Arts MuseumShare

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Following several years of preparation, Taipei Fine Arts Museum announces the start of its two-phase expansion project tit…….

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Launch of TFAM Expansion: Moving Beyond Imagination, Expanding Art Into the Unknown

Rendering of the TFAM art complex. Image Courtesy of Taipei Fine Arts Museum

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Following several years of preparation, Taipei Fine Arts Museum announces the start of its two-phase expansion project titled Out of Bounds: TFAM Expansion. Construction on a new collections vault began in October of this year, and an open call for architectural proposals for another new museum building will be launched in January 2022. The Museum was completed in 1983 and together with the new collection storage area and a second building, it will gradually expand Taiwan’s contemporary art vista.

As Taiwan’s first modern and contemporary art museum, over the past thirty-eight years the Museum has undergone several improvements and reorganizations to keep abreast of continuous transformations in the local and international art world. However, for many years now, its collection and exhibition spaces have been in urgent need of expansion to accommodate the several decades of growth experienced by Taiwan’s rich and energetic art community. The Museum collections hold more than 5,300 important artworks and archives from Taiwan’s modern period, as well as representative works by artists from Taiwan and abroad reflecting contemporary topics. However, with less than 8% of the current Museum’s space allocated to the collection storage area, the space and its facilities are insufficient for professional conservation, restoration, and research.

Although the museum holds a vast collection of artworks presented in “Taiten” (Taiwan Art Exhibition), “Futen” (Taiwan Viceroy Art Exhibition), and other Taiwanese art assets, lack of space has made permanent exhibitions impossible. On the other hand, the existing exhibition venues cannot accommodate the trend towards international art and cultural development in Taipei. Therefore, with the support of the Taipei City Government, the Museum began planning for expansion in order to facilitate Taiwanese art in comprehensive dimensions, and in recent years has taken decisive steps to accomplish this goal.

Rendering of the TFAM new building’s green roof. Image Courtesy of Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Rendering of the TFAM art complex. Image Courtesy of Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Consisting of two basement levels, the new collections vault will be integrated with …….

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