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22 Feb 2024
12:45 - 13:45

Book Launch: Archipelagic Affects

Framer Framed is delighted to launch the publication Archipelagic Affects in Taiwan at the 2024 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TiBE) on Thursday 22 February 2024. The launch event will take place in the Dutch Pavilion, where the Netherlands takes centre stage as the guest country of the year.

The 2024 Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) will take place from 20 to 25 February at the Taipei World Trade Center. This year, the theme of the exhibition is Catch the Reading Wave, featuring the Netherlands as the Guest of Honour Country. Framer Framed is honoured to launch Archipelagic Affects in the Dutch Pavilion alongside a diverse group of acclaimed Dutch writers and illustrators, who will deliver a host of talks and workshops throughout the exhibition period.

During the first launch event of Archipelagic Affects, the contributors will share their literary inspirations as well as the various activities and journeys in Taiwan, Cuba and the Netherlands that informed the content and the design of the book.


Huang Chong-Kai, Chen Jhen and Emily Shin-Jie Lee.

Book Launch

22 Feb, 11:45 – 12:45 (GMT)
Entrance with ticket


Taipei World Trade Center
1F., No.5, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd., Taipei City, Taiwan


If we consider an art residency as an island where a group of strangers from different backgrounds temporarily inhabit, how can these unfamiliar strangers make their time together meaningful, and perhaps further create an archipelago of solidarity beyond geographical boundaries after leaving the island?

— Archipelagic Affects, Introduction

Archipelagic Affects explores how art residencies nurture effective spaces to study the tangible and intangible cultural, historical and geopolitical connections between different island countries. The project is co-conceived by the Jan van Eyck Academie alumni (2022-2023) Yornel J. Martínez Elías and Framer Framed researcher Emily Shin-Jie Lee, in collaboration with Taiwanese novelist Huang Chong-Kai.

Interweaving visual materials, dialogues, and stories created by the participants in different times and spaces, Archipelagic Affects documents the process of encountering different islands/languages as a result of an artistic residency, and explores the ways in which literature connects different worlds and how publishing practices create new connections.

Archipelagic Affects has two bilingual versions (Spanish/Chinese; Spanish/English). The Spanish/English version will be available in the Framer Framed store and webshop from 8 March

Pre-order the publication online!

 The book is designed by Limestone Books co-founder and designer Chen Jhen. The publication is co-published by Framer Framed and the Jan can Eyck Academie, with generous support by The Netherlands Office Taipei.

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Book Launch: Archipelagic Affects
Netherlands launch of the publication Archipelagic Affects, co-published by Framer Framed and the Jan van Eyck Academie
Artist Takeover: 'Archipelagic Affects' by Yornel J. Martínez Elías
A program around the Framer Framed and Jan van Eyck Academie resident at Limestone Bookstore


Chen Jhen


Yornel J. Martínez Elías


Emily Shin-Jie Lee

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