I would never expected how wonderful time I had during my a very first visit to Taipei, and most of all to Taiwan!!! Just before I went there I had realized how little or rather almost at all I had known about the place. So basically everything – literally everything – was a big discovery for me, surprise and the very new every single minute – and I truly loved it so much – from all the places, foods, smells and most of all the amazing so-many-people-I-was-so -lucky-to-meet in such a short time. Overwhelmed. Amazed. In Love. Even yet I saw so little really.
As I wrorte before i had one exhibition at Jil wu Artiste but the main reason I visited Taipei was the invitation to participate in celebration of 10th Anniversary of 101Taipei – the very taaaaaalllllll and quite distinctive landmark of the city. I was honored to be a part of Art Fashion Exhibition – as a one of artists invited for the event – for which I had created special piece inspired by 101Taipei, of course, which was donated for charity auction to support children`s medical check in small villages of Taiwan. The online auction was just finished on 6th Oct as well as all the art pieces were on display at the specially created for this event exhibition space made of recycling materials /very eco/ at the 101Shopping Mall 4th Floor – also till 6th Oct only.
All participating artists actually were connected to London fashion and art scene, one way or another, so for some of us it was unexpected reunion;
to name few: Hiro and KING from Tokyo or Tatty Divine, Kelly Kiwi, Natacha Marro or Mehui Liu from London. For myself I can say that I’ve known Hiro and Meihui for at least 10 years now.
Happy BIG ANNIVERSARY to 101TAIPEI and also big thank you to Jil Wu, Meihui Lui and Weni Chang – for made it all happened!!! It was a real honour and adventure to be part of the celebration.
And what about Taipei and Taiwan? Definitely I will be back very soon and I hope for a bit longer.
with Jil from Jil Wu Artiste – my lovely manager for Asia
the opening with Harriet /Tatty Divine/ and Kelly Kiwi
the exhibition also included some of my older pieces – mostly from my story for Commons&Sense ss 2008 issue
exhibition space made of recycling materials
with some artists /from left/ KING, Kelly Kiwi, Eye Ball, Natacha Marro, Meihui Liu, HIRO and myself
KING and her art / design pieces for Taipei101
Natacha Marro and her shoe-pieces made especially for 101TAIPEI anniversary
Tatty Divine`s design
Meihui Lui and her designs – Victim Fashion st
Meihui interviewing HIRO by his design
with Christina Sung, 101Taipei`s chairman
London reunion with Hiro and Meihui
singing at the opening
with Natacha Marro and KING
from Vogue Taiwan booklet
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to 101TAIPEI