Bridging the geographical distance between East Asia and Eastern Europe, 'Taiwan Calling' features a variety of work by 29 Taiwanese artists in Budapest, Hungary. In addition to bringing Eastern specificities of artistic language and cultural traits to their audience in Europe, this exhibition attempts to investigate the construction of 'Taiwanese identity' by presenting the individualistic paths undertaken by this new generation of artists, given considerable cultural influence of China and Japan over the island country. The artists respond to the political and social circumstances at home by centring on language, position, identity, migration, local and global economy, and the possibilities of expressing tradition in the present in their works.
This catalogue Taiwan Calling: The Phantom of Liberty documents one of the 'Taiwan Calling' exhibitions held at Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle from December 2010 to February 2011, focusing on how the artists define 'Taiwanese Contemporary Art.'
With two essays, artist notes and explanatory texts in trilingual. Artist biographies also included.