2011.12.14 2011 Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival- The competition of Creative Container model starts now.
2011.10.11 Artist Call: Container Arts Festival, 2011

Date: December 10, 2011 to January 31, 2012

Location: Pier 2 Art Center

Supported by: Kaohsiung City Government

Organized by: Bureau of Cultural Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government

Curated and implemented by: Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts

Sponsored by:

American Institute in Taiwan

(U.S. Department of State with the Visual Arts Initiative Program)

/Contemporary Art Foundation

In cooperation with:

  National Museum of Taiwan Literature,

Artsource Corp., Bureau of Environmental Protection, Kaohsiung City Government, Bureau of Labor Affairs, Kaohsiung City Government

Graduate Institute of Interdisciplinary Art, NKNUDepartment of Translation and Interpreting, Wenzao Ursuline Colleage of Languages YM Museum of Marine Exploration, Kaohsiung Soaring Cloud Art Center The Kaohsiung International Container Arts Festival has been held once every two years since 2001, and has become a distinctive Kaohsiung event.
   The 2011 Container Arts Festival has a theme of "New Sweet Style: Arbitat"
The artists have created visions of the home transcending time and space using very mundane cargo containers. They scrutinize the background textures of our lives from new perspectives, and examine cities and the Earth with the outlook and love of persons concerned about their home. The 12 outstanding teams participating in this year's festival are from Taiwan, Spain, Germany, Italy, and the United States. This year, artists from Kaohsiung's sister cities of Honolulu, San Antonio, Tulsa, and Miami obtained sponsorship from the US Department of State.
  In addition, miniature model containers on the theme of "my perfect container" will be displayed at the festival, and a Facebook fan page will invite the people of Taiwan to participate in the "N Types of Encounters between Containers and Me" illustration and writing contribution activity. The Mobile Museum of Taiwan Literature, which consists of a modified container truck, will participate in the festival.
We look forward to the Container Arts Festival helping bringing about an aesthetic revolution featuring everyday poetry and launching an unending human journey.

Get here

Location: Pier 2 Art Center

MRT: Kaohsiung MRT orange line Yanchengpu Station (O2 station) exit 1. Walk bound for five minutes along Dayong Road and you will arrive here.t
Driving: Get off at Jhongjheng Interchange and drive along Jhongjheng Road until you hit Kaisyuan Road. Turn to Wufu Road, drive ahead past Wufu Bridge to Dayong Road. Turn left and drive until the end and you will arrive here. The whole trip takes about 30 minutes.
Bus: Bus 2, 14, 50, 82, 88, 248, holiday waterbank bus, and High Speed Rail Gutu free shuttle bus will take you near Dayong Road. Get off the bus, walk for 5 minutes and you will arrive here.
Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art


Take shuttle bus Red 32, Red 35 and Red 36 from KRTC Aozihdi Station to Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art Station.

2011.12.10~2012.1.31 Pier 2 Art Center No.1, Dayong Rd., Yancheng Dist., 
Kaohsiung City 803, Taiwan