By Sherry Hsiao / Workers reporter
A particular exhibition aimed toward highlighting the range of Aboriginal cultures yesterday opened on the Solar Yat-sen Memorial Corridor in Taipei to mark Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
The exhibition, titled “Ita/kita” (一起得力量，我們!), is curated by Masao Aki and arranged by the Ministry of Tradition, it mentioned.
Ita and kita imply “us” amongst many Aboriginal teams in Taiwan, in addition to Austronesian-speaking nations, Aki mentioned.
Picture: Chuang Shih-hsien, Taipei Occasions
Aruwai Kaumakan, Alik Studio, Siki Sufin, Eval Malinjinnan, Tafong Kati and Ruby Swana are among the many collaborating artists, the ministry mentioned.
One of many items featured within the exhibition is The Track of Life (生命之歌) by Paiwan artist Aruwai Kaumakan.
The work was impressed by the artist’s expertise with Storm Morakot, which struck her village in August 2009, it mentioned, including that the piece symbolizes the togetherness of the village, in addition to the artist’s try to beat her sorrow in dropping her residence and land.
The Track of Life is being displayed within the exhibition’s “Energy of Rebirth” part, the ministry mentioned.
Everybody ought to cherish and acknowledge Aboriginal tradition as an indispensable a part of what defines Taiwan, Minister of Tradition Lee Yung-te (李永得) mentioned on the exhibition’s opening reception on Saturday.
Aborigines’ achievements in sports activities, music and the humanities, in addition to their contributions to the nation’s multiculturalism, deserve individuals’s deepest respect, he mentioned.
Hopefully, via the exhibition, extra individuals would take note of Aborigines’ interpretations of historical past and artwork, he added.
“Solely by listening to and respecting the subjective interpretation of Aborigines can we actually perceive,” Lee mentioned.
Indigenous Peoples’ Day commemorates Aborigines’ motion to rectify their title, Council of Indigenous Peoples Minister Icyang Parod mentioned on the reception.
A decade after the motion started, the title “Aborigines” was formally included within the Structure on Aug. 1, 1994, he mentioned.
On Aug. 1, 2016, President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) apologized to Aborigines on behalf of the federal government, and introduced that it will promote Aborigines’ efforts towards historic and transitional justice, he mentioned.
“Ita/kita” is on the memorial’s Bo-ai Gallery till Wednesday subsequent week, the ministry mentioned.
It will be open for 4 90-minute classes every day starting at 9am, 11am, 1:30pm and three:30pm, with as much as 100 guests allowed every session, it mentioned.
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