Curatorial Concepts

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Curatorial Objectives

Since 2014, the Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music selects a musical element each year as its annual theme. The 2016 theme is "String," chosen for its thin and enduring shape that allows each filament to run parallel yet produce a different tone. The harmonious and resonating qualities of each string symbolize human encounters and romance, in which visible differences belie a heartfelt connection undetectable by the physical eye. In dire contrast to today's consumer culture, "String" stands for art that requires no purpose and conforms to no form.