Echoism-Accessible Visual Art Exhibition
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Echoism-Accessible Visual Art Exhibition

Session Information

Number of Sessions
Lobby, 1st Floor in Performance and Exhibition Hall, National Tainan Living Art Center
日曆圖案 2020/11/27 09:00 ~ 2021/11/27 17:00

Event Details

EchoismAccessible Visual Art Exhibition

You, they, and I, visually impaired or not,

shall discover our own soundscapes here

Curator: Hsu Yuan-ta

Artist: Tseng Wei-hao


Opening Hours: 9:00-17:00. Closed on Monday

Venue: Lobby, 1st Floor in Performance and Exhibition Hall, National Tainan Living Art Center

Opening from 10:00 am, Friday, November 27th, 2020


▍To reserve a guided group tour for the visually impaired

Application:, please complete the form and submit to:

Tel: 06-2984990 Ext. 6021 for Ms. Chen

※To ensure quality services during the tour, the number of participants (including people with vision loss and their companions) should be limited to no more than 6.
※Participants will be requested to remove shoes in the exhibition. Easy-to-wear shoes are preferable.


Website accessibility:


Advisor: Ministry of Culture

Organizer: National Tainan Living Art Center



EchoismDiverse Approach for Cultural Accessibility

By Hsu Yuan-ta, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History at National Tainan University of the Arts


The exhibition, titled “Echoism”, features the works created by the new-media artist, Tseng Wei-hao based on the priority of cultural accessibility. It is our intention to consider how to “perceive” art without actually “seeing” it so that people visually impaired can also possess the right to appreciate art. 


In linguistics, echoism means the formation of words by imitating sounds to facilitate communication. So literally speaking, echoism is to use words echoing sounds.


Abstractly, echoism also refers to creating spaces and objects through our own imagination since each person thinks disparately about sounding words and the sounds they denote. People with different background, education, personal experiences, or ethnic culture may correspond sounds to distinctive images. All the unique signs are created in the exploration of works while diverse soundscapes within our mind shall thus be formed.   


In “Echoism”, Tseng Wei-hao employs the concept of ocean and echoes by visualizing sounds and vibrations as his prime expression. In the exhibition focusing on cultural accessibility, the works accentuate perceptions and imagination of the audience with vision loss through directly feeling the sounds and vibrations.


The project of Tseng Wei-hao centers on acoustic experiences and vibrations, which emphasizes direct perceptions. That is, participants with visual impairment can even perceive the works better compared to normal viewers who may have relatively more comprehensive senses but neglect certain feelings, such as auditory senses. For visually impaired people who are more sensitive to sounds, Tseng Wei-hao’s works, nevertheless, allow them to feel more straightforwardly. Through this refreshing attempt in curating and exhibiting, we expect to provide diverse approaches for people with visual impairment to perceive art.