No. 21, Zhongzhen Road, Qingshui District, Taichung City 43648
The trend of contemporary art started around the Japanese occupied period. The first group of artists that studied abroad in the Japanese occupied period came back to Taiwan with artistic ideas and art skills different from the Chinese tradition at that time. A collision of Taiwanese traditional culture and Western culture thus happened. This created a new page for art history in Taiwan. To recognize and record the contributions they made to art development in Taiwan, the Taichung City Seaport Art Center complied with the “Plan for Guiding the Establishment of City/County Theme Exhibition Hall and the Complement of Museum Holdings” of the Ministry of Culture to use the existing space to prepare the establishment of “The Artist Archive of Taichung City” in 1999. The Artist Archive of Taichung City opened on November 4, 2001. It has been working on collecting artist statements and video works of pioneer artists, as well as recording the work of contemporary artists. It hopes that the art development history in Taiwan can be well preserved here.