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“Depicting Taiwan”of Collected Works First Exhibited at Tainan Art Museum

     “Depicting Taiwan—An Exhibition of the Collection from the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall,” co-organized by National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Ministry of Culture, and Tainan Art Museum will be exhibited at Exhibition C-G of Tainan Art Museum Building 1 from November 13, 2021 to March 20, 2022. The opening ceremony was held at Central Corridor on the first floor of Tainan Art Museum Building 1 at 10:30AM today (Nov. 20).

     Chairman Su Hsien-fa of Tainan Art Museum welcomed the splendid collected works of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, which had never been exhibited outside the museum, to be exhibited at Tainan Art Museum. “Pine and Cypress in Spring,” co-painted by the twelve famous calligraphers and painters such as Huang Jun-bi and Zhang Da-qian, with the distinct features in the collection of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, is one of the key exhibits of the exhibition. The exhibition is also a warm-up for the series activities of the hall’s 50th anniversary in 2022. The visitors will be able to witness the great work co-painted by the senior artists who fully exert their specialties.

     National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and Tainan Art Museum have deep connection. Director-general Wang Lan-sheng expressed his gratitude to Tainan Art Museum for providing the quality exhibition space. He said National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, to shoulder the responsibility of promoting arts and culture, provides the artists with the exhibition space and platform. Many seniors and masters world-famous for the outstanding achievement in their professional fields used to hold exhibitions here and display their masterpieces of hard work. The later younger creators inspired by the hall’s exhibitions and competitions also learn to make progress and further broaden the path to art. The exhibition specially invites Mr. Gu Yao-hua to organize the collection and connect the artworks by means of story-telling. It is expected that through the presentation of collected works of diverse topics that have rarely been exhibited outside the hall the people in southern Taiwan will look back on part of the history of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and the art circle of Taiwan in the past nearly 50 years at the exhibition space of Tainan Art Museum Building 1 and connect with the context of the local artists in Tainan. Besides, welcome to participate in the series activities of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall’s 50th anniversary next year.

     The curator, Prof. Gu Yao-hua, explained that Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall is not only the most popular exhibition space in northern Taiwan but also one of the most important units to promote art education in Taiwan. After the accumulation in the past nearly 50 years, the classic works of this traveling exhibition include the senior, middle-aged, and young artists at the same time. It is a precious experience for him to assist with the exhibition co-organized by National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and Tainan Art Museum.

     In celebration of the 50th anniversary of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, this time the exhibition, “Depicting Taiwan—An Exhibition of the Collection from the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall,” held at Tainan Art Museum presents the splendid works rarely exhibited outside the hall, including the famous artists’ works of modern ink, calligraphy, seal stamps, watercolor, oil painting, print, and bookplates. The exhibition illustrates the development of “Chungshan Art and Literature Award” and the stories behind the famous artists’ works in the turbulence of war. With the topics of “Depicting Southern Taiwan,” “Senior Artists Migrating to Taiwan,” and “National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Characteristic Collection,” the works of the artists born and active in southern Taiwan are selected. With the subtopics of “The Torch of Art─From Chungshan Art and Literature Award, National Youth Calligraphy & Painting Competition, to Chungshan Youth Art Awards,” “Literary Event─Large Co-painting,” “Express Feeling with Art─Works of the Senior Artists,” “Chungshan Theory and Taiwan,” “War History Painting,” and “Art Heritage in War,” nearly 70 collected works are exhibited. For more information, please call Tainan Art Museum (06)2218881 or Ms. Chen of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (02) 27588008, ext. 541, or visit the website of National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, www.yatsen.gov.tw.

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