Event held on September 19

Wayfaring: Photography in 1970s–80s Taiwan

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Event runs from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Daily, until 28/10/2021


As Taiwanese society was coming to terms with a new political reality in the 1970s and 1980s, many artists and intellectuals addressed issues of locality, history and cultural identity. Despite the pressure on civil society, Taiwan’s visual culture flourished, with photography playing a key role as a visual medium that intersected many creative practices and platforms. Pioneering photographers produced groundbreaking works across these decades, from experimental art to photojournalism and much in between. Drawn from the collection of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, with some additional works loaned directly from the artists, this broad selection of photographs reflects the diversity and shifting experiences of Taiwanese society and culture at this pivotal time. "Wayfaring" features 35 still images by 12 artists, including Chang Chao-Tang, Chien Yun-Ping, Chuang Ling Ho Ching-Tai, Hou Tsung-Hui, Hsieh Chun-Te, Hsieh San-Tai Juan I-Jong, Kao Chung-Li, Lien Hui-Ling, Wang Hsin, Yeh Ching-Fang Curated by Dr Shuxia Chen and Dr Olivier Krischer