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Signs of the times

Though it inexcusably leaves out some formative events, TFAM’s Eye of the Times exhibition presents a superb photographic portrayal of Taiwan’s recent history

By Noah Buchan  /  Staff Reporter

There is much to see at Eye of the Times and for the most part it is a tremendous achievement covering Taiwan’s major historical periods over the past 140 years. Unfortunately, some of the ideas implicit in this exhibit — like other shows at Taipei’s public museums over the past three years of KMT rule — are adumbrations of an increasingly apparent policy to glorify the nationalist rhetoric of the past. This omission of important events is tantamount to conscious forgetting.

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