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Tracing Future Taiwan

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Our hand has valleys and hills, islands and plains just like a topographic map. It is scientifically proven that over time, our choices and actions shape the lines in our hand.

Visitors to Guanci Social Housing complex step into a huge line drawing of a hand tracing the life line of the other hand. The drawing connects the building with the new Guangci metro station. Viewed from the top, it seems as if the building has grown hands and is rewriting itself. This project encourages a social and urban reform in Taipei’s financial and political centre.

Commissioned by The Taipei City Government Department of Urban Development

Production starts in May 2022. Official opening in 2023.

Curated by Huichen Wu, Artfield, Taipei

Suitcase in a Bottle

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The fifth Setouchi Triennial will run during April 14 – November 6, 2022 in Naoshima and surrounding islands.

Suitcase in a Bottle is a project about spiritual homelessness. The longing for home is encased in the suitcase like a genie in a bottle. This sculpture raises questions about the flow of life and where it takes us, as our baggage of expectations drifts towards an unknown destination. After the Triennale, Katzir’s artwork will remain in the permanent collection of Shikoku Mura Museum, designed by Tadao Ando.

Katzir’s presentation in Japan has been realized with the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund.

Curated by Fram Kitagawa

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