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Taipei

A new museum director brings a glimmer of hope, but this time he has a community to reckon with.

 BY DAVID FRAZIER

An intersection in Jhongjheng District, Taipei. Photo by Ann Woo for ArtAsiaPacific.

A scandal recently left Taiwan’s top museum for modern and contemporary art, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM), without a director for 12 months. In truth, the museum had been a rudderless ship since 2010, when then director Hsieh Hsiao-yun was alleged to be handing contracts for expensive displays of second-rate Impressionism to her daughter’s exhibition-production company. Hsieh and…

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