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Asian gay art comes out of closet in Taiwan

2017/09/26 19:38

Asia’s first public gay art exhibit opened in Taiwan on September 9 at the Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Jointly organized by MOCA, and Hong Kong art promoter Sunpride Foundation, the "Spectrosynthesis─Asian LGBTQ Issues and Art Now" exhibit features 51 works by 22 ethnically Chinese artists from Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, the United States and Canada. The works span several decades and range from paintings, photographs and installations, to videos. Organizers say it’s the first time such an exhibit has been held in a public museum in Asia. The exhibition comes after a landmark court ruling in May cleared the way for Taiwan to become the first Asian country to legalize same-sex marriages. The artists explore LGBTQ themes including identity, love and lust, as well as social oppression. Take a look at their inner world, through their art.

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