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Taiwan's Art Bank program opens in Singapore

2017/10/26 21:21:34

Taipei, Oct. 26 (CNA) The Art Bank program, initiated by the Ministry of Culture (MOC), started showcasing art painted by Taiwanese artists at the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore and the representative's official residence in the country on Thursday.

A total of 37 paintings by 29 Taiwanese artists are on show, with 19 works showcased in the office and 18 art pieces displayed at the residence, the MOC said.

The exhibition will run for one year, the ministry added.

MOC Senior Executive Officer Chang Yu-hsuan (張祐宣) said that Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun (鄭麗君) had expressed a desire to elevate the international exposure of Taiwanese art by collaborating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its overseas offices.

Taiwan's representative to Singapore Francis Liang (梁國新) said at the opening ceremony on Thursday that this is the first time the project, which creates opportunities for Taiwanese artists to exchange ideas with audiences, has exhibited works abroad.

The program was launched in Taiwan in 2013 and seeks to help young Taiwanese artists gain exposure by leasing or exhibiting their artistic creations nationwide.

(By Huang Tzu-chiang and Isabel Wang)