A case study on architecture exhibition
- Hsieh Ying-Chun in 2002 – 2013 as an example
Architecture exhibitions have never ceased to prosper. In the East and in the West, biennial architecture exhibitions are becoming more popular than ever. In Taiwan, architecture exhibitions are becoming more and more popular as time passes by, and even Taiwan’s architecture exhibitions have become international events in which Taiwanese architects exchange ideas with architects from all over the world. Architects pass on their opinions to fellow architects when they attend exhibitions. Hsieh Ying-Chun, with his unfaltering credence in architecture more than a decade, never ceases to pass on his concepts to the audience in the exhibitions held in Taiwan and in elsewhere of the world.
Hsieh Ying-Chun is an iconic figure in architecture industry and a veteran in architecture exhibitions. He has attended many architecture exhibitions. Hsieh has more experiences in exhibitions than all other architects. Therefore, this study focused on Hsieh Ying-Chun and identified how he expressed his opinions through the exhibitions. First of all, this study collected and reviewed the architecture exhibition catalogues and news reports related to the exhibitions attended by Hsieh Ying-Chun in 2002 – 2013, and then conducted interviews to find out the facts that were absent in the aforesaid catalogues and news reports. Secondly, this study analyzed the architecture exhibitions attended by Hsieh Ying-Chun in order to find out how he expressed his opinions through exhibitions. Eventually, this study identified the behind-scene factors that influenced the exhibitions. Last but not least, this study summarized the findings obtained from the research and presents the research results to the architecture exhibitors for reference.
This study attempted to expand the scope of architecture exhibition research in Taiwan, and thus adopted the models taken by architects when they arranged architecture exhibitions. All data were categorized, recorded, and interpreted using the aforesaid models. Research results are presented to Taiwan architecture exhibition researchers for their reference. Moreover, this study analyzed how Hsieh Ying-Chun used his models to organize architecture exhibitions and how the behind-scene factors influenced exhibitions, and thus expanded the scope of architecture exhibition research in Taiwan.