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A traveling exhibition showcasing prints made in Canada and Taiwan will be held at the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall from Aug. 23 to Sept. 18.
Organized by the Printmaking Society of the Republic of China (中華民國版畫學會) and Trois-Rivieres Graphic Biennial president Guy Langevin, the prized printmaking exchange between Taiwan and Canada was first held in the city of Trois-Rivieres in Quebec before traveling to Taipei.
Printmaking is valued as an important artistic medium in Canada, where the vast territory and blend of cultures gave rise to a rich and diverse group of printmakers seeking to balance expression and technique. In a similar vein, the forested island of Taiwan has a history deep in printmaking, long before automated printing became available.
With the introduction of modern techniques and aesthetics to printmaking however, artists have grown bolder in exploring the boundaries of the art form, incorporating new materials and new topics to the age-old humble print.
"Printed in Canada + Taiwan” is curated by co-organizer and printmaker Langevin, who invited prominent and upcoming artists — 27 from Taiwan and 25 from Canada — to participate in the month-long exhibition.
The featured artists are: