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Imagining Taiwan: The Role of Art in Taiwan's Quest for Identity

von McIntyre, Sophie   (Autor)

Taiwan's quest for identity and international recognition have unequivocally been the most important issues in Taiwan over the past 40 years, and they continue to generate impassioned debate, nationally and internationally. This book explores the instrumental roles artists, curators and museums have played in Taiwan's nation-building process. It focuses on the post-martial law period, from 1987 until 2010, a transformative period when democratization gave rise to a heightened sense of Taiwanese nationalism, and when issues concerning Taiwan's identity vis-…-vis with China, peaked.

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Taiwan's quest for identity 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, through the production, selection, 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.
Imagining Taiwan brings together primary and archival sources, and nearly 200 images, many published for the first time. It is an essential reference for specialists and students in art, curatorship, museums, and Taiwan and China studies, and it will also appeal to those seeking a greater understanding of the wider region. 

Inhaltsverzeichnis

List of Figures
Note on Transliteration
Acknowlegments

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: Reconfi guring 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

Endnotes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index 

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Medium: Buch
Format: Gebunden
Seiten: 348
Sprache: Englisch
Erschienen: Februar 2018
Sonstiges: Mit Schutzumschlag
Maße: 259 x 195 mm
Gewicht: 1390 g
ISBN-10: 9004290125
ISBN-13: 9789004290129

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KNO-SAMMLUNG: Modern Asian Art and Visual Culture Vol.5
KNOABBVERMERK: 2018. XXII, 348 S. 257 x 199 mm
KNOSONSTTEXT: Mit Schutzumschlag
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Sprache: Englisch

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