Drawing Near investigates contrasting Taiwanese identities through a multidisciplinary visual arts practice. The series documents artist Chin-Jie Melodie Liu’s journey of understanding her own identity as a Taiwanese woman of mixed heritage (of waisheng 外省 and bensheng 本省) through reinterpreting objects and photographs.
Two perspectives currently dominate the public debate about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): while some see it as a well-thought-out plan by the Chinese leadership to gain geopolitical influence by economic means, others argue that China’s state is too ‘fragmented’ to be able to enforce a coherent agenda for the BRI, which is ultimately shaped by contingent factors out of Beijing’s control.
This is a hybrid event (online and in-person). It is free and open to the public, registration is essential.