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For a comprehensive introduction to the progress made in Taiwan's printmaking industry over the past decade, visit the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts between Aug. 16 and Oct. 26 to observe its treasured collection of woodblock prints.
Woodblock printing is a technique that first originated in imperial China and was widely used for reproducing books, decorating textiles, and stamping images. It has long been a popular art form in Taiwan due to the island's abundance of wood, and gave rise to famous printmakers such as Wu Hao (吳昊) and Judy Ongg (翁倩玉).
The special two-month exhibition in Taichung will be offering three topics — the pioneers of Taiwan's modern printmaking, iconic Taiwanese print masters, and the new shapes and forms of modern printmaking.
A total of 40 local artists will be featured in the exhibition, which is scheduled to take place alongside the 16th International Biennial Print Exhibit of the Republic of China. More information can be found at the museum's English-language website here.