Taiwanese communities traditionally featured narrow gates affording entrance through the town wall, as a self-defense measure. These gates were open during the daytime, but closed at night or in the event of an emergency, to ensure the safety of local residents.
Although the narrow town gate was originally created as a security point, this public artwork transforms it into a doorway to a world of memories. It represents the life experiences and recollections of the many generations of residents who have lived in Monga. Through simple, comical images it allows us all to feel the unwieldy weight of time, and the beauty of this place in its days of splendor.
Author JHOU GUO LONG
Author Art and Culture Co., waterfront development
Author Jane Ming-Hui
Address Wanhua District, Guangzho...
Address Wanhua District, Taipei C...
Address Water Road, Taipei's Wanh...