Masterclass with Vincent Tsai
Following the two thematic seminars on the investigation of art books held in November, WMA and HART are welcoming a total of eight WMA alumni and HART artists and collaborators to participate in an art book production masterclass, which will be hosted by Taipei-based artist book researcher and independent curator Tsai Yin-Chin.
The five-day masterclass will commence with an examination of the materiality of books, their generative structures, and the application of binding forms and printing techniques. Participants will conceptualise their ideas and create books that are geared towards the audience by utilising the materials and techniques they have learned. The eight participants will develop prototype books, which will be publicly exhibited at a later date.
About Vincent TSAI Yin-Chin
Artist Book Researcher／Independent Curator
Founder of PAPER MATTER｜Artists’ books Atelier
Director of Asia Reserach Centre of Artist Book
Vincent TSAI is an artist book researcher/ curator and a PhD student in the School of Fine Arts at Taipei National University of the Arts. Tsai graduated from the Institute of Applied Arts at National Chiao Tung University, and studied as an exchange student at the Fine Arts Academy of Tsinghua University in Beijing. Currently, Tsai’s practice and research are focused on artist books and photography books. In 2018, he established the PAPER MATTER, an artist’s books Atelier which is dedicated to promoting publication as an aesthetic, knowledge, and ecological construction in the cross-strait region.
Tsai currently holds the positions of Managing Director of Taipei Artists’ Books Archive (ABA) and the Director of Center for Artists‘ Books, RCAB. Each year, he conducts the planning and judging of the Art Book Fair internationally. Additionally, he also works as a consultant for art-related foundations, with a focus on exploring the potential of bookmaking and publishing as a form of artistic practice in the present. He also investigates the prospects of this medium in Asia and its discourse within a global context.
About the Masterclass participants
Tracy CHENG and Shera CHO
Jil WONG Cho Yin