This book argues that the value of Off-Site Art lies in the fact that art should not be confined to a gallery; instead, art manifests its power in everyday life. Further argues that a specific approach to curating, Off-Site Art Curating, is required. The task of Off-Site Art Curating is to create a support system that mediates between the diverse forces in operation in order to ensure that art is valued as art itself rather than merely playing a subsidiary role serving political, economic or another purposes. As a distinct mode of art production, Off-Site Art refers to works in temporary exhibitions which are held away from traditional gallery spaces and create their own time-space on site, usually being site-specific', context-sensitive' and audience participation'. Several cases in Taiwan (1987-2007) are taken to examine four primary aspects: Off-Site Art Curating and Politics; Off-Site Art Curating and Business; Off-Site Art Curating and Urban Regeneration; Off-Site Art Curating and the Community.
received her Ph.D in 2010 in Humanities and Cultural Studies from Birkbeck, University of London. She is Assistant Professor in the Graduate Institute of Museum Studies, Taipei National University of the Arts.