Tainan Art Museum Building 2, Gallery A-D、F-H
Taiwan Panegyrictakes place in Building 2, inviting more than 150 Taiwanese artists to delineate the diversity in the development of fine arts on this island as well as to present the vitality of artistic creation in Taiwan to the audience. This exhibition groups works of art into seven themes: “Living World Explore”, “Still Life Full of Vitality”, “Utmost Beauty of Nature”, “Coexisting Pluralities”, “Printmaking the Image of Mind”, “Writing in Ink”, and “Serendipity in Motion”. Under these themes, the artists’ aesthetics expressions hold more sway than theoretical debates over the corresponding subject. Participating artists in this exhibition include those born or living in Tainan as well as those who have long devoted themselves to artistic creation. All these artists work together to praise the immense beauty of Taiwan.
“Living World Explore”: The rich tapestry of life is interwoven in all the joy and pain, reflections and feelings of insecurity, prosperity and temporary rest in daily life. All the forms of life constitute this living world.
“Still Life Full of Vitality”: The mystery of nature has always been a subject that artists endeavor to unveil and interpret. This exhibition boasts raw nature, still life as well as the unquenchable vitality of Taiwan in her original form.
“Utmost Beauty of Nature”: The flow of time gives rise to sentiments as the human landscape records more of these sentiments about life or reminiscences of infinite joys. These works of art exhibit the depth of life against a backdrop of solitary loneliness, just as a romanticist who traverses time.
“Coexisting Pluralities”: Eastern artists not only blend in their ethnic attributes in oil paintings, but also accommodate the airy and natural features of ink paintings, which, in the meanwhile, have also assimilated the depth, compositions, and techniques of their Western counterparts.
“Printmaking the Image of Mind”: The erosion and infiltration of time, as well as the twists and turns of the knife—with casual yet fastidious contemplation—print the mental imagery through multiple acts of print and press. All of these contribute to a surreal sense of art-viewing experience reminding the audience of miniature paintings.
“Writing in Ink”: Calligraphy is part of the Eastern traditional aesthetics, representing the imagery of the mind. Ink painters employ the art of lines to illustrate the peculiar aura and temperament of characters, resonating with calligraphy that also centers on the art of lines—together, both constitute the ink world.
“Serendipity in Motion”: The tranquil beauty of the countryside captivates the urban mind; a grand tour in nature fascinates the heart of hermits. Under the brushes of contemporary painters bring into existence the removal of all the fences, nature deconstructed and recreated in its profundities. A source of serendipity in motion is thereby embodied, from which the immense mystery of nature is germinated.