排灣族Paiwan / Kulele Tapiwulan


Kulele Tapiwulan, a Paiwan artist, was born in Maer Village, Sandimen Township, Pingtung County, Taiwan. Initially, he learned from his senior artists from who he explored his creativity. Due to his dedication to art, in 2006, Kulele was chosen to participate in the first Wanderer's Project by the Cloud Gate Dance Company, for which he went to Japan to learn arts from various fields. During the project period, Tapiwulan observed that Japan is rich in contemporary art; however, few artworks come from artists' own cultural experiences. In his opinion, traditional culture provides creativity, rather than a burden. Immersion in traditional culture can make one opened-minded to pursue aesthetics in contemporary cross-cultural and international contexts.  His artworks don't have a distinctive Kulele style because the style he creates is not easy to define.

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