The Ministry of Culture has teamed up with the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) to turn the country’s four major international airports － Taipei Songshan Airport, Taoyuan International Airport, Taichung Airport, and Kaohsiung International Airport － into a bright venue for showcasing Taiwan’s visual arts.
Up to 154 authentic artworks, including Taiwan's cultural landscape paintings and those featuring local artists’ meticulous ideas and arrangements, are on display at Taoyuan International Airport. This allows arriving travelers to immediately experience Taiwan’s unique cultural ambiance. Such use of public venues will also help nurture the nation’s overall aesthetic values.
Transportation Minister Yeh Kuang-shih explained that the MOTC exists not only to serve people’s basic commuting needs; it is a government agency that connects beautiful lives. Minister of Culture Lung Ying-tai said she hopes that parents will slow down a little when bringing their children to the airport, teach their young ones how to appreciate a painting, and explore how the colors, lights and structures are arranged.
To expand the scope of this program, the Ministry of Culture has also called on the business community to pitch in and help bring art into every public space in Taiwan.