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art in taiwan conference april 19

Art in Taiwan Conference

art in taiwan

Art in Taiwan

An International Conference at Brandeis University

April 19, 2017
9:00 AM 5:30 PM
Rapaporte Treasure Hall | 415 South Street | Waltham, MA


Registration is now closed, but all are welcome to attend.


Welcoming Remarks: 9:00-9:30
Aida Yuen Wong, Brandeis University

Panel 1: Hybrid Identities, 9:30am-12:00pm | Discussant: Alice Tseng, Boston University

Yunchiahn C. Sena, Wesleyan University
“Architecture in Colonial Taiwan Re-considering Colonial Modernity: the Kenkō Shrine in Japanese
Ching-hsin Wu, Rutgers University
“Surrealist Paintings in Wartime Taiwan”
Su-hsing Lin, Tainan National University of the Arts
“Over the Barriers—The Art World of Cai Cao-ru”
Chia-ling Yang, University of Edinburgh
“To Exit – Post 1980s Neo-Abstract Art in Taiwan (from Lee Chun-shan to Ava Hsueh)”

Abstracts for Panel 1
Panel 2: Visualizing the Land, 1:30-3:00 | Discussant: Pu Wang, Brandeis University

Mia Liu, Bates College
“The Politics of Pictorialism: Topography, Location, and Iconography in Lang Jingshan’s Photographic
Works in Taiwan”
Peter R. Kalb, Brandeis University
“Televisuality and Analog Landscapes in Turn of the Millennium Taiwanese Video Art”
Shelley Drake Hawks, Middlesex Community College
“Birds Fly Past Mountain Peaks: Influences from Painting in Taiwan filmmaker Chi Po-lin’s Eco-documentary, Beyond Beauty”

Abstracts for Panel 2

Panel 3: Nativism and Critical Responses: 3:30-5:30 | Discussant: Aida Yuen Wong, Brandeis University

An-yi Pan, Cornell University
“Xiangtu—The Formation of a Local Artistic Movement”
Hsin-tien Liao, National Taiwan University of the Arts
“Aesthetics and Difference: Ju Ming and Nativism in 1970s Taiwan”
Kai Sheng, National United University
“Beyond Nativism and Modernism: Hou Chun-ming as an Insubordinate Artist in 1990s Taiwan”
Andrew Shih-ming Pai, National Taiwan Normal University
“Edge of the ‘World’—On ‘Cosmopolitanism’ and Trans-coloniality in Taiwanese Modern Art"

Abstracts for Panel 3

Travel to Conference

Brandeis University is just a short drive from Boston and the university website provides general directions to campus. Free parking will be available in the Charles River Lot, located on Angleside Road by the Charles River Apartments. A free shuttle service will run between Charles River Lot and the Mandel Center for the Humanities, 8:30-10:30 AM and 4:30-6:30 PM. There will be signs in front of the Mandel Center directing people to the nearby Goldfarb Library. Signs inside the library will point to Rapaporte Treasure Hall.


There are multiple on-campus options for lunch, but Upper Usdan is recommended. The entrance to Upper Usdan is directly across from the side entrance to the Goldfarb library. Usdan is located on upper campus and is U20 on the campus map.