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TAIPEI

Hyper Reality:

CONTEMPORARY IMAGES FROM THE MUSEUM COLLECTION

TAIPEI FINE ARTS MUSEUM

by David Frazier

NARAHARA IKKO, Two Garbage Cans, Amerindian Village,• 1972.• Silver bromide paper,• 40.5 x 50.5 cm.

Every tradition needs a canon, but the question facing curators of contemporary art is how to build one. Taiwan's art world was already conscious of this need when the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM) opened in 1983. The museums mission is to invent Taiwanese art history, and the resulting quest for tradition not only promotes a new sense of the past…

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