About 2018 KISISF
2018高雄國際鋼雕藝術節以「換帖/幻鐵Steel Friends, Steel Fantasy」命題，解放鋼鐵元素材質，導入石材、木材、陶土等複合媒材的多元可能，以相對柔屬性、有溫度的異材質，軟化鋼鐵的冷冽硬邊，在不同的文化背景下帶入異質語彙。藝術家將師法自然以為此次創作營的精神本質發想，在發展愈臻多元的駁二場域再利用的空間範疇裡，呈現出另類異想的鋼雕作品。
To Kaohsiung, steel and iron are more than building materials, they are the foundation of the entire city whose population is described as iron-willed. Their iron-willedness is the origin of their passion to arts.
Inaugurated in 2002, the Kaohsiung International Steel & Iron Sculpture Festival emphasizes the relation between the industry and the city. However cold and hard, these industrial materials could be given new significance through art forms.
KISISF takes place every two years, 2018 was the 9 th Festival. KISISF invites local and foreign sculptors to work on-site so they will pay attention to their role in the environment, including their creation and interactions with the public. Being able to participate with the work of the artists, the public is always amazed by the fire of wielding, the application of materials, the unexpected art expression, as well as the stamina and patience of artists who work in the workshop and present their projects outdoors.
Steel Friends, Steel Fantasy
在鋼鐵的堅質底下翻轉腐朽的靈動之心，藝術家將以複合媒材的精神，將思緒底的莫測、施展萬化一切的巧手，在此次的鋼雕藝術節武林相會、交心換帖。不同於既往，這次的鋼雕所展現的精神將翻轉鋼之堅，換以自然材質之柔，展現幻化全然不同的視野。來自日本藝術家Kudo Masahide工藤政秀、Maiko Sugano菅野麻依子、荷蘭藝術家Dodog Soeseno、藝術家拉黑子．達立夫、達鳳．旮赫地與魯碧．司瓦那(夫妻組)、張和民、王為河、鄭宏南各擅多元媒材創作，將執帖互換且執鐵以幻。
Inspired to transform corrosion under the sturdiness of steel and iron, artists will bring the spirit of mixed media, their unpredictable ideas, and their skillful hands to for a showdown and sharing at this Steel & Iron Sculpture Festival. Unlike previous festivals, the spirit displayed by the sculptures this time will transform the toughness of steel into the softness of natural materials, creating a fantastically transformed perspective. Japanese artists Kudo Masahide, Maiko Sugano, Dutch artist Dodog Soeseno, Taiwanese artists Rahic. Talif, Tafong. Kati and Roby. Swana (husband and wife duo), Chang Ho-Min, Wang Wei-Ho, and Cheng Hung-Nan all specialize in working with diverse materials, switching ideas back and forth while employing fantastical swatches of iron and steel.