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Jie: Boundaries of Self in Contemporary Art from Taiwan, 1995-2013

Through the lens of two generations of contemporary artists from Taiwan, this exhibition examines the effects of globalization on the island’s transformation and critically reflects upon the “de-territorialized” global order, wherein identity is more fluid, remixed, and multidimensional, less determined or defined by ethnicity, location, or national allegiances.

The paintings, sculpture, photographs, and art installations on view will show how the citizens of Taiwan—and, by extension, all of us—are responding to changes in an increasingly complex multicultural society and internationalized world, adopting the philosophical connotations of the Chinese character jie 界, meaning scope and/or boundary.

This exhibition is curated by An-yi Pan, associate professor of art history at Cornell, and Ellen Avril, chief curator and curator of Asian art at the Johnson Museum.