Politics has had complex effects on the cultural life of Taiwan in the twentieth century. These forty-four works, curated from the collection of the National Museum of History (Taipei), offer subtle observations of Taiwan in the 1950s and 1960s, from the perspectives of fifteen artists and photographers, as fresh and curious witnesses to lives in flux.
Featuring photography, sketches and prints by: Chang Tsuan-chuan, Chao Erh-tai, Chen Shih-an, Cheng Shang-hsi, Hsi Teh-chin, Kao Shan-lan, Lin Chih-hsin, Liu, An-ming, Teng Nan-kuang, Tsai Hui-ch'un, Tsai Hui-feng, Tsai Kao-ming, Tu Feng-hui, Yang Chi-hsin, Yu Ju-chi.
Curated by Dr Olivier Krischer (Australian Centre on China in the World) and Dr Hsieh Shih-ying 謝世英 (National Museum of History, Taiwan).
The exhibition will be opened by Dr Yui-tan Chang (Director, National Museum of History, Taipei) at 5pm on Tuesday 6 January.
This exhibition is made possible through the generous loan of works from the National Museum of History, Taipei. The Australian Centre on China in the World also gratefully acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Culture, ROC (Taiwan), and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia.
Image credit: Yu Ju-chi, _Historical Image of Taichung Station_ (12-11), c.1960, gelatin silver print, 45 x 66cm. Courtesy the National Museum of History, Taipei.
Dates & timesTuesday, 6 January 2015 12.00pm - 12.00pm
Gallery, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU