The international illustration exhibition "Back to the 90-degree angle where I met you (回到遇見你的90度角)" will be held at the 1916 Cultural and Creative Workshop and the National Changhua Living Art Center from Oct. 7 to Nov. 7, featuring 313 artworks by 61 well-known illustrators from 22 countries.
Organized by the Bureau of Cultural Heritage of the Ministry of Culture, the exhibition reinterprets cultural assets by incorporating tradition and modernity with different theme vision, senses, and exhibition hall planning.
Curator Hung Chi-sen (洪祺森) stated that the exhibition theme "you (你/妳)" is a metaphor for the original intention and conveys healing power to everyone’s heart through images.
In the hope of bringing an abundant visual feast to audiences, the exhibition also combines illustrations with the theme of Taiwan's local cultural assets. Additionally, the creators’ unique perspectives show the cultural assets of various countries in the world and open up a new way of creating illustrations for children’s books.
The concept of the exhibition derives from a story "One Morning" created by Korean illustrator Jinhee Lee. The story depicts a deer who embarks on a journey in a morning to find its lost antlers, leading readers to reflect on their true appearance through the words and images.
Illustrators who won the three internationally renowned illustration awards have been invited to participate in the exhibition, ranging from Bologna Children's Book Fair, V&A Illustration Awards, and AOI World Illustration Awards.
However, International illustrators will not attend the event in person as the coronavirus-related restrictions have not been lifted.
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