'Taiwan's quest for identity and and international recognition has been the most important and fiercely contested issue for nearly half century, both nationally and internationally. Imagining Taiwan is the first in-depth and comprehensive study, published in English, which critically explores the pivotal role played by the visual arts in Taiwan's identity discourse. Drawing on 25 years of research, Sophie McIntyre analyses the ways in which identity narratives have been imagined, interpreted and transmitted, locally and globally, throught the production, display and reception of Taiwan art.

This book focuses on the post-martial law era, a transformative period when democratisation gave rise to a heightened sense of Taiwanese consciousness, and a growing awareness of Taiwan’s place in the world. Artists, curators, art critics and scholars in Taiwan actively engaged in identity issues in unique, and often subversive ways. The author reveals how, with the turn of the new millennium, identity discourses in the visual arts shifted, from a Taiwan-centred narrative into a transnational vision embracing local, regional and global perspectives.' - excerpt from back cover

Alternative title

Modern Asian Art and Visual Culture Vol. 5

Access level

Onsite

Location code REF.MCS2
Language

English

Publication/Creation date

2018

No of pages

348

ISBN / ISSN

9789004290129

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings

INTRODUCTION

PART 1 EXHIBITING TAIWAN ART AND THE POLITICS OF MUSEUMS, IDENTITY AND RECOGNITION (1987-2000)

1 Rethinking History, Identity and Nation in Exhibitions of Taiwan Art

2 Reaching Out to Asia and the World: Regionalism and Internationalism in the (Re)presentation of Taiwan Art

PART 2 ARTIST CASE STUDIES

3 Deconstructing the Nation — Mei Dean-E

4 Narrating the Nation — Yang Mao-lin

5 Whose Identity and Whose Nation? — Wu Mali

6 The Nation De-mythologised — Yao Jui-chung

PART 3 GLOBALISATION AND THE RISE OF CHINA IN THE WORLD: NEW FRAMEWORKS FOR EXHIBITING ART FROM TAIWAN (2000–10)

7 Decentring the Nation: Reconfiguring the Local as Global in the Taipei and Venice Biennials

8 Reorienting Taiwan: China's Global Ascent and the 'Art' of Cross-Strait Exchange

CONCLUSION

Imagining Taiwan: The Role of Art in Taiwan's Quest for Identity (1987–2010)
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Imagining Taiwan: The Role of Art in Taiwan's Quest for Identity (1987–2010)