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Taiwanese art exhibitions to open in Eastern Europe

Staff Writer, with CNA

The works of Taiwanese artists will reach a wider audience in Eastern Europe when an exhibition called Taiwan Calling opens in two Hungarian museums later this month.

According to the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the main organizer, 44 works by 25 local artists, covering painting, video and installation art, were chosen to be displayed in two separate exhibitions at the Mucsarnok museum and in the Ludwig Museum, both in the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

Visitors will see two different displays. The one in the Mucsarnok, which runs from Dec. 17 to Feb. 13, will feature 24 pieces centered on how Taiwanese artists see themselves and Taiwanese society and identity, while at the Ludwig, 20 pieces will show multi-faceted aspects of Taiwan as it has undergone massive change in the fields of history, society, ethnicity, politics and culture.

The Ludwig exhibition also opens on Dec. 17, but will remain on view until March 6.

The Taiwanese museum’s director, Huang Tsai-lang (黃才郎), said the Muscarnok and Ludwig museums are two of the most important contemporary museums in Eastern Europe and he hopes the exhibition will bring more exchanges between Taiwanese and European artists.

Huang said the works from younger artists will account for the majority of the two exhibits, which he said show the diversity and vitality of Taiwan’s art scene.

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