Art has the power of transformation and regeneration, it empowers creators different energies at different occasions. Thus art for a certain place must incorporate the sensibility and experience of living in the place.
To a creator, art sets out from life and is a part of life.
How it is like to make art away from the urban clamor and reconnect with the tranquility of nature? And what it means to life?
Our place is a part of the sustainable ecosystem in nature and we welcome artists from all over the world to experience the space and the environment, to exchange thoughts and to develop their artworks.
Issues and Missions
The lands nourishing us and the cities sheltering us shape our aesthetics and cultural identity. Unfortunately, the formation of the environment and the sustainability of the ecosystem are often concerned only in our conversations. Our taste of aesthetics of the living and how it is integrated into the sustainable environment can’t be achieved without the participation and commitment of the public and decision-makers.
Affiliated to the Taiwan Environment and Sculpture Association, TESA is a non-profit organization, whose goals are to promote the knowledge of sculpture and elevate the aesthetics of spatiality through sculptural works. The chairman of the Association and the Creative Director of the TESA Prof. Chang Tzu-Lung has devoted himself to the art of sculpture for over forty years and has an insightful view of art in practice. Setting out from his long-term observation and experience in the business of art projects in public spaces, the architecture of TESA Creative Center is the embodiment of the concepts and idealism he has developed over the past decades.
Given the public’s insufficient understanding of the aesthetics in public spaces, TESA Creative Center actively interacts with the art society and local communities; it organizes exhibitions, panels, speeches among other events. Artist-in-residence program deepens the exchange of artists from all over the world, new ideas about art, spaces and the environment will be sparkling during these multiple layers of exchange. Through interactions with artists of different cultures and experiences, TESA broadens the horizon of environmental aesthetics for Taiwan. In the meantime, the achievement of Taiwanese artists will be introduced to the world through these artists.