Among other international printmakers, I am exhibiting at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts from July 4th – September 27th, 2020. My piece Dreamscan III (Janus Figure) was selected from 1220 artist entries.
” The International Biennial Print Exhibit: R.O.C., inaugurated in 1983, is the first biennial-style exhibition organized as an open competition in Taiwan and one of several international competition-com-biennials for printmaking boasting a long history. The biennial aims to bring together outstanding and creative print arts worldwide by establishing a platform for exchange through an open-call international competition and exhibition, thereby enriching diverse development in the print arts and fostering its growth. The event owes its success to enthusiastic response and support from international printmakers and has evolved into a celebrated occasion for international exchange in the print arts community.
Entries by 1220 artists from 80 countries were received at this edition. After two rounds of jury review, 164 submissions from 40 countries have been selected, including one Gold, Silver and Bronze Prize each, 2 Special Jury Prizes, 5 Merit Prizes and 5 Honorable Mentions. The 15 winning works entered by artists from countries including Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Poland, Serbia, Argentina and Columbia represent a broad spectrum of print arts with different cultural contexts. These spectacular winning and nominated works, varying widely in technique, theme and cultural context, will be on display at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts from July 4 to September 27 this year. In addition to interpreting a myriad of topics grounded on their personal experience and cultural background, these artists also strive to proactively address social phenomena and their surrounding environments, be it through introspection and concern about natural, ecological or social circumstances, expression and exploration of personal spiritual realms, or contemplation and questioning of spatiotemporal or intrinsic issues. Their reflection and articulation fusing figurative lexicons have contributed to the breadth and depth of this exhibition. In particular, the memories and mental images imprinted by these artists during the year 2020 of global COVID-19 pandemic shall prove especially profound and meaningful. “