Taiwanese artists represented at Japan’s 2012 International Art Exhibit 東京國際藝術展 陳世憲現場揮毫

Sat, Aug 25, 2012 - Page 11

The Japan, Asian, African and Latin American Artist Association (JAALA) invited Taiwanese painter Kuo Tung-jung and calligrapher Chen Shih-hsien to take part in the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum’s week-long 2012 International Art Exhibit from Aug. 12 to Aug. 19, which received excellent reviews within the Japanese art community.

Kuo, an 85-year-old oil painter, had four works on display, including his huge 200cm-wide painting The World is Changing, which was well-liked by visitors. Five of Chen’s calligraphy works were on display along with eight of his Taiwanese-style schoolbags. On Sunday, Chen also wrote a poem in Chinese calligraphy at the museum that described the gorgeous scenery of Taiwan, winning endless accolades from museum visitors.

This year’s JAALA exhibit included works from China, Taiwan, Australia and Korea. Works from Taiwan and China were located in separate display areas, allowing them the clarity of distinction they deserve.

(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)

台灣本土畫家郭東榮與書法家陳世憲獲日本JAALA邀請,參加東京都美術館從八月十二日至十九日為期一週的二0一二國際藝術展,獲得日本藝術界高度評價。

現年八十五歲的油畫作家郭東榮此次共有四幅作品參展,其中「世界在變」的兩百號大幅作品受到參觀人士的注目,另一位台灣本土書法家陳世憲也展出五幅書法作品和八個台灣「本土書包」,週日陳世憲更在現場當眾揮毫寫下詩文,藉以形容台灣美景,獲得觀眾一致好評。

本屆JAALA國際美展共有中國、台灣、澳洲、韓國等國的美術作品參展,台灣和中國的作品分別被放在兩個不同的畫區展出,形成強烈對比。

(自由時報記者張茂森)