Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Place / Displace


Three Generations of Taiwanese Art
This symposium accompanies the important survey exhibition presented by the Richmond Art Gallery. This is a rare opportunity to see works by major artists and participate in a discussion on the development of contemporary art in Taiwan.
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, April 27, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Admission free
Guest curators Charles Liu and John P. Begley join historians critics to look at Taiwanese art through the lens of politics, economics, communication and environment.


Twenty-four Taiwanese artists are included in the exhibition. Their artworks include calligraphy, ink painting, colour-glue painting (gouache), oil painting, installation and video art. The most senior artist is more than ninety years old, while the youngest is only in his twenties.

Historically, Taiwan has had a close but often difficult relationship with the People’s Republic of China, and has maintained close ties to Japan and the United States. Culture in Taiwan is therefore quite global in nature, and artwork is balanced between local and foreign culture. Artists exhibited in Place/Displace combine expressions of individual subjectivity with those focused on national identity, in an effort to reflect upon aspects of Taiwanese culture as they relate to identity. With the advancement of democracy, freedom, and internationalism since the mid 1980s, Taiwanese artists have developed innovative ways to integrate Western, Taiwanese, and Chinese cultures.

Artists Include; Lin Yu-Shan, Chen Houei-Kuen, Liao Shiou-Ping, Lin Hsin-Yueh, Ho Huai-Shuo, Yuan Jai, Grace Y.T. Tong, Charles Liu, Y.J. Cho, Huang Ming-Chang, Ni Tsai-Chin, Yu Peng, Ava Hsueh, Wu Tien-Chang, Lee Ming-Tse, Kuo Wei-Kuo, Chen Chieh-Jen, Lee Min-Jong, Lien Chien-Hsing, Donald Harn, Lin Shu-Min, Huang Chih-Yang, Chwen Kuo, Wang Wu.

Contact Information:
Gallery Assistant: Paula Hickey
t. 604.231.6454 email; [email protected]
Richmond Art Gallery
t. 604 231-6454 f. 604.231.6423.
Hours Mon – Fri; 10;00am- 6:00pm /Sat & Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm