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Taiwan's Upstart Biennial

by David Frazier


HUANG CHINHO, Doù, 1994-98, oil on canvas, 400 x 978 cm. Courtesy the artist. 

The low-budget Taipei Biennial comes of age amid a chorus of local concern about where Taiwan's art scene is heading. 

In early 2008, even before the participants of the 2008 Taipei Biennial were announced, local Taiwanese arts groups were already simmering with discontent. In a statement for "Eternal Adventureland," a show of 52 artists in May at Taipei's Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, curator Huang Hai-ming lambasted the…

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