Join International Arts & Artists (IA&A) for Art in Context: Taiwan, a discussion on how contemporary artists in Taiwan are changing perceptions of identity and the broader socio-economic conditions impacting creative work and partnerships.
- Pin-Chieh Tseng, a visual artist from Taiwan whose exhibition Soliloquize is currently on view at IA&A’s Hillyer Art Space.
- Dr. Ying-Chen Peng, an Assistant Professor at American University who specializes in late imperial and modern Chinese art history with a focus on gender issues and globalization of material culture.
- Jack Yeh-Chin Kuei, Director of the Taiwan Academy, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States.
This discussion will be moderated by Sarah Tanguy, a curator with the U.S. Department of State’s Art in Embassies program and an independent curator and critic based in Washington, DC.
On view this month at IA&A's Hillyer Art Space, Tseng's exhibition Soliloquize explores the importance of listening in a society increasingly filled with one-sided conversations. The exhibition is comprised of a series of painting and sculptures based on observations of human behavior, while also talking about the relative relationship between the people and the government of Taiwan.
The Art in Context series is part of IA&A’s International Partnership Initiative, developed in 2013 to prioritize international work between U.S. arts institutions and their counterparts abroad by creating a forum for discussion and discovery among leaders in the arts, academic, diplomatic, and policy communities. Art in Context showcases artists and cultural organizations in the broader social, economic, and political context in which they exist.
Image: Pin-Chieh Tseng, Mouthpiece, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.