大稻埕國際藝術節是在地創業人、創作人從民間發起的藝術節,我們相信它將發展成一個真正的在地藝術節,也會是一個真正的國際藝術節。因為大稻埕國際藝術節是一個具有真實的精神和思想,擁有無窮文化寶藏的藝術節。

 

在臺灣歷史上能夠代表1920年代的地方就是大稻埕。郭雪湖《南街殷賑》這幅畫,以及蔣渭水與臺灣文化運動,就可説明大稻埕在1920年代的經濟、藝術、政治、思想的意義。

 

1920年代也是人類近代歷史上文化創造力最燦爛的年代。

通過1920年代的連結,大稻埕與世界的每個都市、每個國家,就能夠產生共感。

我們在大稻埕推動歷史街區的合作創業,經營一系列的公共空間,其中一個重要的指標,就是『大稻埕國際藝術節』。

 

從2012年開始,每年10月我們發起舉辦1920年代變裝遊行,就是大稻埕國際藝術節的前身,也是每年大稻埕國際藝術節的高潮。

 

2015年儘管資源稀少,但在夥伴們熱情積極倡議下,我們一起勇猛而堅決地推動『第一屆大稻埕國際藝術節』。之後連年艱困也連年舉辦。

 

今年2020年,遇上全球人類重大疫情,我們依然堅持不中斷,希望在此關鍵時刻,爆發更多創意能量,跨越疫情,跨越隔離。

 

希望不遠的將來,我們一起回頭看,今天大家在這裡各種形式的貢獻,產生重大意義,且持續影響著為我們的未來,下一代世代的未來。

Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts is an art festival initiated by local entrepreneurs and creators in the private sectors. We believe it will develop into a local art festival and also an international art festival. It is because Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts is an art festival with authentic sprit and ideal full with infinite cultural treasures. 

The place that can represent the 1920s in Taiwan’s history is Tua-Tiu-Tiann. Kuo, Hsueh-hu’s “Festival on South Street” and Chiang, Wei-shui’s Taiwan Cultural Movement can illustrate economical, art, political, and ideological significance of Tua-Tiu-Tiann in the 1920s. 

 

1920s was also the most illustrious era in cultural creativity in modern human history. Through the connection with 1920s, Tua-Tiu-Tiann can empathize with every city and country around the world. 

 

In Tua-Tiu-Tiann, we promote cooperative ventures in the historic district and operate a series of public space. One of the important indicators is “Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts”.

 

Beginning in 2012, every October we organized the 1920s costume parade, which was the predecessor of the Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts and the climax every year at the Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts. 

Though the resources were scarce in 2015, but under the enthusiastic and active initiative of our partners, we decided to organize the "Inaugural Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Art Festival" with courage and determination. The festival was held year after year with continuous hardship. 

 

In 2020 this year, when we encounter a major global epidemic, but we insist on continuing with the festival. We hope that at this critical moment more creative energy will erupt to overcome the epidemic, and rise above the quarantine.

 

We hope we look back in the near future, that everyone’s contributions today will result in great significance, and continue to affect our future and next generation’s future.

2015