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Women Adventurers: Five Eras of Taiwanese Art, 1930-1983
Starting with the premise of modernity, the exhibition discusses the work of senior-generation women artists who produced work during the period from 1930 to 1983. This half-century span saw the Japanese colonization of Taiwan, the institutionalization of art teacher education in the post-war 1950s, the proliferation of modern art groups in the 1960s, the nativist trend of the 1970s, and the establishment of fine arts museums in the 1980s, which heralded Taiwan’s drive towards internationalization. Expressing emotions and pursuing modernity with imagery, symbolism, desire and rationality, the artists included in this exhibition suggest the plentiful creative energy of Taiwan’s women artists. Representative works of each artist’s respective period of activity, and important examples of their sustained influence are presented in the exhibition.
(Modified from TFAM)