This is a special issue on contemporary Taiwan art.
"... Still, it cannot be denied that since the division of China between the People's Republic and the Republic of China, Taiwan's cultural landscape has undergone a serious dramatic changes that have affected the sense of selfhood of the whole Taiwanese society. For the serious artist, unlike the mass media entertainer, the abiding problem is how to express in artitstic terms the matter of a Taiwanese identity with which one dares not to associate or mention. Taiwan apart from China is not real and yet Taiwan itself is real. Under such a paradoxical situation, in what ways do or can Taiwanese artists represent themselves through art?"
excerpt from preface written by Ken Lum

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2002 Taipei Biennial: From Shadow to the Spectacle

- WANG Chiachi Jason, 王嘉驥

2002 Taipei Biennial: Art as Theatre: Staging the Taiwanese Biennial


2002 Taipei Biennial: Great Theatre of the World

- KIM Yuyeon, 김유연

The Discursive Formation of Contemporary Art Curation in the Late 1990s with a Discussion of the Continual Evolution of the Subject Position of Taiwan Art

- LIN Poshin, 林伯欣

The Shaping of the Contemporary Taiwanese Art World: A Review of Contemporary Taiwanese Art Events from the 1980s to the Present

- HUANG Haiming, 黃海鳴

Invisible City

- ZHENG Hueihua Amy, 鄭慧華

Painting in Taiwan after 1945: A Political and Economic Background

- John CLARK, 姜苦樂

Artist Profile: On Lingchi: Echoes of a Historical Photograph

- ZHENG Hueihua Amy, 鄭慧華

Artist Profile: Patterns of Thought: The Installations of Michael Lin

- Bronwyn MAHONEY

Artist Profile: Interview with Yuan Goang-Ming

- ZHENG Hueihua Amy, 鄭慧華

Artist Profile: Interview with Hung Tung-Lu

- ZHENG Hueihua Amy, 鄭慧華

Review: Chopsticks: Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen at Chambers Fine Art

- Jonathan GOODMAN

Review: Vestiges of Time / Elemental Spring: Zhang Jian-Jun amd Barbara Edelstein in Guangdong

- Aida-Yuen WONG

Review: Guo Brothers at Michael Goedhuis

- Jonathan GOODMAN

A Bat's Life; or Big Brother is Watching You

- Martina KOEPPEL-YANG, 楊天娜

Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (Vol. 2, No. 1; Spring/Mar 2003)
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Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art (Vol. 2, No. 1; Spring/Mar 2003), 典藏國際版 (第2卷, 第1期)