Sanctuary departs from the art museum public space and employs an open and touchable approach to extend the museum’s social values and cultural speculations. With land art created outdoors, the endeavor gives TFAM a new outlook and moves art from the white box out to the plaza, with the energy and spirit of contemporary art extended.
Wang Wen-Chih has been creating natural, organic, large-scale installation art for a long time, and his art brings the audience into his sensory space for physical and psychological meditation. The art he creates also forms a space, where a platform is created by the artist for people to meet and interact and for the museum to engage in more interactions with the public on a wide array of contemporary issues.
In addition to feeling physically protected, the experience provided by the artwork also prompts the participants to contemplate on the meaning behind spiritual sanctuary. The objective is for this healing and comforting art space to evoke thoughts on broader social issues.