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    About <Rolling! Visual Art in Taiwan>, An Exhibit of Taiwanese Contemporary Art

    • Name of the Event: <Rolling! Visual Art in Taiwan>, an exhibit of Taiwanese contemporary art
    • Event period: From April 9, 2013 to June 16, 2013
    • Opening ceremony: April 9, 2013, 5:00 PM
    • Place: Seoul Museum of Art, Main Building
    • Displayed items: 32 pieces of paintings, sculptures, installation art works, media art works created by 32 modern Taiwanese artists (listed below)

    32 participating Taiwanese artists

    Kuo Wei-kuo/J.C. Kuo/ Lai Chiu-chen /Lien chiu-chen/Lu Ming-te/Lu Hsien-ming/ Liu Kuo-sung / Daniel LEE /Lee Shi-chi/ Michael LIN / Mei Dean-e /Hsia Yan/Juin Shieh/ Ava Pao-shia Hsueh / Yao Ruei-chung /Yang Mao-lin/Emily shih-chih Yang/Yeh Chu-sheng/Wu Tien -chang/ Yuan Goang-ming /Yu Peng/Chang Yung-tsuen/Tsong Pu/Ju Ming/Chu Wei-bor/ Chen Chieh-jen / Chen Shun-chu / Chu Teh-i /Hou Chun-ming/Hu Kun-jung/Huang Chin-ho/Huang Ji-yang

    In 1977, South Korea and Taiwan held the first art exhibit as part of efforts to foster cultural exchange. After a period of strained bilateral relations between the two countries in the 1990s, they resumed the program in the 2000s at the municipal art museum level. The Seoul Museum of Art and the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts jointly restarted a program for the exhibition of each other’s artworks for cultural exchanges in 2011. In 2012, KOREAN PAINTING NOW, an event showcasing the changes in modern paintings of South Korea, was held at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. This year, Rolling! Visual Art in Taiwan will be held at the Seoul Museum of Art as an event that will introduce the flow of contemporary fine arts of Taiwan.

    Held at the Seoul Museum of Art between April 9, 2013 and June 16, 2013, the Event will display works of Taiwanese artists who represent each generation from the late 1950s until now. The 32 artworks encompassing a wide range of genres including paintings and media installation — will show visitors important turning points in the development of contemporary Taiwanese fine arts together with the relevant features. The creative works feature diverse perspectives, such as abstract paintings related to Orientalism discourses, the Taiwanese’s experience amid a wider recognition of Mainland China in the 1970s, gender equality, people and nature, and true ego.

    Visitors will have the pleasure of seeing the difference between South Koreans and Taiwanese in creative artworks even as they share many similarities in modern politics, economy, and social and cultural affairs. The Event will serve as an opportunity to enhance Koreans’ understanding of the development of contemporary art and humanistic sprit of Formosa and encourage the peoples of the two countries to work together in cultural affairs.

    Leading work pieces

    (Left) Michael LIN, Untitled – Gathering (philosophy/architecture), 2012, 300x225cm, acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the artist and the Eslite Gallery
    (Right) Michael LIN, Untitled – Gathering(music/engineering), 2012, 300x225cm, acrylic on canvas, Courtesy of the artist and the Eslite Gallery

    LAI Chiu-chen, Struggle between Light a…