Why you need to know: The Chinese-born winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature seems to want to make a splash in the painting world, but is his latest exhibition in Taipei boosting his image?
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By: Olivia Yang
“Calling for a New Renaissance” (呼喚文藝復興) showcases Gao’s work as an author, playwright, painter, photographer, film and stage director, highlighting a new series of Chinese ink paintings, along with three films and other works.
Held at the Asia Art Center, the exhibition is said to be the most comprehensive exhibition of the 76-year-old author’s work in Taiwan to date.
A panel discussion was part of the packed opening reception, with Gao, National Taiwan University professor Hu Yao-heng (胡耀恆) and National Taiwan University of Arts president Chen Chih-cheng (陳志誠) as the main speakers. [FULL STORY]