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Inauguration of the “FUTURE ISLAND” Exhibition Featuring Works by 26 Taiwanese Artists Curator: Aoki

When: Saturday, August 5, 2023, at 6:00 pm

Where: Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Cannaregio 4118, F.ta S. Andrea 30121, Venice


Pianist David Peroni will introduce the event with a musical interlude, performing piano transcriptions by Sergeij Vasil’evic Rachmaninov to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his birth.


Exhibition Presentation: Future Island


Taiwan: An Island Projected Towards the Future

“Taiwan Art: 1945-1993”, the exhibition on display from August 7 to October 17 at the Taipei City Art Hall, provides an overview of the various trends and developments in contemporary painting on the Beautiful Island, the Formosa named by Portuguese sailors who first sighted it in 1544. The exhibit features a total of 168 works by 108 local artists, in addition to 67 pieces from the museum’s collection.


The displayed artworks are divided into four major categories based on their time of creation. The first includes works from 1945 to 1956, such as Yang San-lang’s Old Street of Taipei (1954), which exemplifies the influences of Western Impressionism. Other paintings from this category feature works by two renowned masters of traditional Chinese painting, Huang Chün-pi and Fu Chüanfu.


The second category represents the years from 1957 to 1970 when American influence on Taiwan was particularly strong. This period is reflected in the art through the discovery of “modernism.” The representations in this group range from ink drawings to prints and Chinese oil paintings – exemplified by Ho Tsao-chu’s Fisherman’s Village (1966).


Artworks from the third category, crafted between 1971 and 1982, are generally characterized by the invoked “Taiwanese consciousness.” These artists, inspired by national literature blossoming in the 70s, aimed to return to their roots, distancing themselves from modern themes and techniques imported from the West, as suggested by Ch’u Ko’s 1978 painting, Memories of the Goldberg.


The fourth and most contemporary group showcases works created from 1983 onwards. The artists from this period, influenced by international trends, have adopted a wide variety of styles and artistic forms.


Complementing the event is the Taiwanese exhibition simultaneously presented by ACIT at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello. From August 5 to September 5, 26 artists from Taipei – curated by Aoki – will exhibit in Venice, presenting paintings that could be considered the “fifth category” as suggested by the title: Future Island.


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