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As a tribute to the longstanding oil painter Kuo Tong-jong (郭東榮) and his contributions to the modernization of fine arts in Taiwan, the Taichung-based National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts will hold a three-month exhibition on Kuo's abstract art from Feb. 22 till May 15.
Titled "The Changing World,” the exhibition reflects Kuo's observations on the ever-changing world. From current affairs and social issues to the natural environment, the theme of his works is accompanied by an ever-changing style.
Born in the south of Taiwan during 1927, Kuo stands witness to 87 years of change, including history-altering events such as the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, and the failed launch and subsequent disintegration of the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1986.
Kuo's solo exhibition will be shown in three sections — iconic works from 1955 till the present day in "Home and Peace,” abstract representation of our universe in "Challenge the Universe,” and his latest creations in "The Changing World.”
A formal opening ceremony will be held on March 1 at 2:30 PM.