台北當代藝術館 官方網站 Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

首頁 關於MOCA

【認識台北當代藝術館 About the MOCA】

 

認識 台北當代藝術館

About the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei

台北當代藝術館的館舍建築,落成於西元1921年,原為日治時期專供日本人子弟受教育的「建成小學校」。1945年後,台灣進入中華民國時代,原建成小學校舍被轉用為台北市政府辦公廳舍,直至1994年台北市政府遷入信義區的新市政中心為止。在這五十年當中,這棟紅磚建築體,正是驅動台北市政及各類軟硬建設的神經中樞。

The building of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), Taipei was completed and inaugurated in 1921. Originally, the building was "Kensei Shogakko," or Jian Cheng Elementary School, for educating Japanese children during the Japanese ruled period. Since 1945, Taiwan became under the rule of the government of the Republic of China, and the building of the former elementary school was appointed the office building of the Taipei City Government. It remained so until the Government moved into its new quarters in Xinyi District in 1994. During the five decades, this red brick building was the central hub that powered all hardware and software construction in the municipal affairs of Taipei City.

 

1996年,台北市政府舊廈被登錄為市定古蹟,並基於古蹟再利用的政策,將原建物之正面廳舍整建為「台北當代藝術館」專用,兩翼部分建築則劃歸為建成國中教室。「台北當代藝術館」與「建成國中」新校的結合,不僅創造了全世界罕見美術館與學校使用共同建物的先例,也被視為是台北市孔廟到保安宮這一條歷史文化軸線的延展,而當代藝術館也象徵了帶動大同區再發展的一個新契機。在國內藝術界殷殷關注之下,市定古蹟的台北舊市府,活化轉用成為國內唯一的「當代藝術館」,並於2001年5月26日正式開幕,從此成為台北文化地圖上的一個新地標。

In 1996, the former Taipei City Government building was designated as a Municipal Heritage Site; and based on the policy of reusing historic building, the front of the building was renovated into MOCA, Taipei whereas the two lateral buildings were assigned as the classrooms of Jian Cheng Junior High School. The combination of MOCA, Taipei and Jian Cheng Junior High School not only became the foremost example of having a museum and a school share one building, the site was also taken as an extension of the cultural-historical axis from Taipei Confucius Temple to Dalongdong Baoan Temple. The establishment of MOCA, Taipei was also deemed as a new opportunity to rejuvenate the development of Datong District. With all eyes of the cultural and artistic circles in Taiwan on the site, the municipal historic site as well as the former Taipei City Government building was revitalized and transformed into the only museum of contemporary art in the country, and was inaugurated on May 26, 2001. Ever since then, a new landmark has been created on the cultural map of Taipei. 

 

台北當代藝術館自2001年開館後,前七年由市政府委託民間企業家組成的「當代藝術基金會」統籌營運,基金會董事和歷任館長、館員們同心合力,陸續辦理了許多精采絕倫的當代藝術展覽,除了致力推動台灣與國際藝壇的對話,也用心開拓民眾的美感品味和文化視野。2008年1月1日起,為期七年的「公辦民營」合約結束,台北當代藝術館轉由台北市文化基金會接手營運。新的經營團隊除了延續之前的營運理念和方向,也進一步匯聚海內外的關注,結合官方有限資源與民間贊助力量,媒合多元文化和跨界創意。除了扮演國際當代藝術展覽的重要據點,和彰顯台灣當代藝術成果的焦點櫥窗,當代館始終自我期許的三個目標:一是推動多元風貌的藝術創作與展覽,二是著眼於激發民眾的新觀點和新思維,三是提供當代城市發展源源不絕的創意與活力。

Since its inauguration in 2001, the museum had been managed and operated by Contemporary Art Foundation, a civil organization founded by entrepreneurs and commissioned by the government for the first seven years. The unifying dedication and collaboration of the board of directors of the Foundation as well as the museum directors and staffs had presented innumerous outstanding contemporary art exhibitions. In addition to facilitating dialogues between Taiwan and the international art scene, they had also expanded the aesthetic taste and cultural vision of the general public. On January 1, 2008, the BOT contract that lasted seven years ended, and Taipei Cultural Foundation took on the task of managing and operating the museum. The new managerial team has continued the operational ideals and directions of its predecessor while taking further efforts to engage domestic and international attention and incorporate limited official resources and the private sector's supports to create a platform for diverse culture and interdisciplinary creativity. Apart from playing an important role in organizing international contemporary art exhibitions and focalizing the fruitful results of Taiwanese contemporary art, the museum has always hoped to reach the following three goals: 1. to promote diverse artistic creation and exhibitions; 2. to enable the public's new perspective and thinking; 3. to offer the development of contemporary cities continuous creativity and energy.

 

在這資訊透通,有形無形的各種關係網路正不斷連結形成,雙向互動的需求和技術也正式浮上檯面的時代,當代藝術導向的專業美術館,除了需要掌握時代的趨向跟上全球的腳步,也需要在創作生產的這一端和藝術欣賞的另一端之間,鋪設更多的通道和橋梁,規劃各種有利於活絡藝術靈光、訊息傳播、教育學習、休閒娛樂、社區認同、文化建構…的整合機制。正如當代藝術本身是個現代進行式一般,我們希望這個整合機制本身保有一種「茍日新、日日新、又日新」的有機性格,不但能隨時自我補充加強,也能夠海納眾聲,追求更多的可能,共創台灣藝術文化的無限美景。

In an era of information transparency when all forms of visible and invisible connections and networks are being formed and the need for and technologies of mutual interaction are emerging, a professional museum of contemporary art must be able to catch up with the global trends and keep up with the world while constructing multiple channels to bridge the gap between artists and audience. It needs to orchestrate a comprehensive mechanism that facilitates artistic inspiration, message communication, education and learning, leisure and entertainment, community identification, and cultural construction. Contemporary art itself is of the present, and similarly, we hope this mechanism to be always organic and self-renewing to strengthen itself and open to heterogeneous voices for more possibilities to collectively create an unlimited future of Taiwanese arts and culture.