Yes, it is the same museum. There’s also this from Taiwan journal today…
“The exhibition calls together talented Taiwanese designers specializing in various fields, ranging from arts to product design,” said Hu You-tsung, a curator for one of the exhibitions, “50 Pleasures in the Study,” at the opening of the event on Aug. 28.
Hu’s show seeks to redefine the traditional “four treasures” of a Chinese study, which typically includes calligraphy brushes, ink sticks, paper and an ink stone. The collective exhibition is a stage on which ambitious designers can be seen and communicate with the public, as well as a way to encourage local talent, Hu said.
It has only been in recent years that the government has created such platforms to promote connections among those in the cultural and industrial sectors, rather than just providing subsidies to encourage creative industries. Tony Chang, chief executive officer of the Taipei-based Taiwan Design Center, said, “This facilitates cooperation among designers and the industrial sector and helps create incentives for further collaboration.”
“The exhibition, for example, introduces the unfailing supply of creativity from the private sector and helps bring together cultural groups and various businesses,” Chang said.
The venue for the show itself represents the government’s effort in this regard. The CCA took account of Taichung’s past experience of developing light industry, as well as the high concentration of design colleges in the area. And in 2002, the council launched plans to convert the city’s former brewery into a “locomotive” for promoting art, design and architecture. The result is TADA, which opened in June 2006, and houses art studios, exhibition space, experimental theaters and a conference and performance hall across eight of the 40 buildings in the former brewery.