On August 29, 2018, Taipei Times published an article about an art exhibition – titled Taiwan, A Beautiful Landscape – that the Elliott School of International Affairs hosted from July 26, 2018 through August 3, 2018. On July 26, 2018, the Elliott School of International Affairs, in collaboration with the Global Taiwan Institute, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and the GW Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures, held an opening ceremony for the art exhibition titled Taiwan, A Beautiful Landscape, by Taiwanese artist Ku Chin Yi (also known by his aboriginal name Temi Minu), and held a guided tour of his exhibition.
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About the Exhibition:
Taiwan, a Beautiful Landscape depicts landscapes throughout various parts of Taiwan, with a focus including but not limited to the island’s diversity, architecture, culture, ecology, and humanities. Taiwan is about the size of the state of Maryland and Delaware, and has a diverse geological features ranging from mountains to plateaus to basins. Taiwanese artist Ku Chin Yi (Temi Minu) based his works on the element of ink wash painting, an East Asian type of black and white brush painting, combined with the addition of colors, perspectives and techniques of Western paintings. His style of Taiwanese modern color ink wash painting was developed in the early 1980s in Taiwan and has become a modern artistic style among contemporary artists. The opening reception on July 26 will include a guided tour of the paintings by the artist.