Visual Arts Spotlight: 'Home Town Taiwan'
Asia Society at Home
Home Town Taiwan is an online exhibition highlighting the work of 33 Taiwanese illustrators and focusing on the idea of "home." Curated by renowned children's illustrator Page Tsou, the exhibition conveys the amazing power of illustrations to comfort and connect human hearts across borders.
The exhibition is divided into two parts. "Hometown Taiwan" showcases 59 works by 10 different Taiwanese illustrators who are inspired by their lives in Taiwan. The style and subject each artist adopted are different, presenting various sides and impressions of Taiwan, and allowing people from around the world to try a taste of Taiwan's charm and distinctive scenery without the need to travel.
The second part of the exhibition, "Messages from Taiwan," explores greetings from faraway places through the creation of original postcards. The illustrations are more than just private messages between friends; they are the messages that Taiwanese artists would like to send to the world.
Through a variety of styles and perspectives, Home Town Taiwan welcomes visitors to explore Taiwan from a distance and crosses language barriers to share a common understanding of home.
Business and Policy programs are endowed by Huffington Foundation. We give special thanks to Bank of America, Muffet Blake, Anne and Albert Chao, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Nancy Pollok Guinee, and United Airlines, Presenting Sponsors of Business and Policy programs; Nancy C. Allen, Chinhui Juhn and Eddie Allen, and Leslie and Brad Bucher, Presenting Sponsors of Exhibitions; Dr. Ellen R. Gritz and Milton D. Rosenau, Presenting Sponsors of Performing Arts and Culture; Wells Fargo, Presenting Sponsor of Education & Outreach; and Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas), Presenting Sponsor of the Japan Series. General support of programs and exhibitions is provided by The Brown Foundation, Inc., The Hearst Foundation, Inc., Houston Endowment, Inc., the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance, McKinsey & Company, Inc., National Endowment for the Arts, Texas Commission on the Arts, Vinson & Elkins LLP, and Mary Lawrence Porter, as well as Friends of Asia Society.
About Asia Society at Home
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About Asia Society Texas Center
With 13 locations throughout the world, Asia Society is the leading educational organization promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among the peoples, leaders, and institutions of Asia and West. Asia Society Texas Center executes the global mission with a local focus, enriching and engaging the vast diversity of Houston through innovative, relevant programs in arts and culture, business and policy, education, and community outreach.