We work with artists form Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Taiwan through virtual exchange.
I-Chen Lai (Taiwan) is interested in the idea of producing art audience. When she spent time in her exhibition at the Taipe Biennial in 2016, Lai found that people visited the museum for many different reasons other than the art. The artist started to develop the thought that there might be no art audience unless she creates it. And this can be achieved by involving people in the art production.
For the ‘Garage’, Lai invites you to participate in her project “Botanical Encounters” based on the 16th century handdrawn plant anthology “Codex Kentmanus”. The book’s author, Johannes Kentmann, was a German researcher who studied botanical gardens in Italy with his laymen drawings. I-Chen Lai uses the book as inspiration to create an exchange of people’s own drawings and their stories. You are invited to create modern time drawings of local plants and exchange them with other participants in Germany, Taiwan and around the world.