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The Hakka Affairs Council and Taiwan's Art Bank cordially invite all art lovers to an exhibition that will shuttle visitors between different time periods to discover shared memories and emotions belonging to the people of Taiwan by visiting the Taiwan Hakka Culture Development Center this spring.
The Hakka Culture Development Center will play host to 47 works by 38 contemporary artists from the Art Bank collection and documentary photographs by Hakka photographers between 1930 and 1970 from the Hakka Affairs Council's collection. The exhibition titled "Places, Memories, and the Flow of Time - A Dialogue between Documentary Photography and Contemporary Art” will run from Feb. 8 through April 26, 2015.
Through the three themes of "Narration of Places,” "Traces of Memories,” and "Memoirs of Time,” the exhibition combines the works by Hakka photographers with those by Taiwanese contemporary artists from different ethnic groups to narrate different experiences of living on the island of Taiwan.
Visitors will be able to feel the attention paid to the land by the artists, their perception of how time passes, and their interpretation of cultural phenomena through traditional and contemporary viewpoints, different types of artistic mediums, and diverse ethnic vantages.
The Hakka Affairs Council is dedicated to preserving and promoting Hakka cultural identity and heritage, while the Art Bank fosters upcoming Taiwanese artists and facilitates the development of contemporary art in Taiwan.
The two co-organizers hope that through the rich vocabulary of visual arts, Taiwan's diverse culture in this contemporary era will serve as a foil to images of early Hakka life, leading visitors to rethink the shift in physical space, ethnic identity, and culture as time moves relentlessly forward.