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)