Tangible Times: Masters of Photography from the NTMoFA and NCPI Collections
2020.12.05 - 2021.02.28
Taichung National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts 201 Gallery
Exhibiting Artist(s)
LONG Chin-San
DENG Nan-Guang
LEE Ming-Tiao
CHANG Tsai
CHENG Shang-Hsi
Supervisor
MINISTRY OF CULTURE
Organizer
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, National Center of Photography and Images
Exhibition Coordinators
LIU I-Ying, WU Mong-jane, HSIUNG Peng
Exhibition Overview

Whether mass historical states or bits of daily scenes can sink into the long river of age flowing to the irresistible passing of time. Invented in the 19th century, photography has become a medium between people and the past, attributed to its characteristics of representing the real world. Tangible Times: Masters of Photography from the NTMoFA and NCPI Collections presents the photographers' keen perspectives on capturing natural landscapes, ordinary life and society before and after World War II. Their works bear witness to the history while manifesting the spirit of the time.

The exhibition focuses on the photographic collections from the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA) and the National Center of Photography and Images (NCPI), and features over 60 works from five master photographers, Long Chin-San, Deng Nan-Guang, Chang Tsai, Lee Ming-Tiao and Cheng Shang-Hsi. The images reflect the photographers' views of diverse landscapes in Taiwan, China and Japan, demonstrating their capacities to be in conversations with the pulse of the times. Apart from the works on display, five documentaries of the photographers, directed by Wang Geng-Yu, are also on screen. Delving into the photographers’ life stories, the documentaries retrace the trajectories from their first encounters with photography, to explorations made throughout their careers, and the development of their visual languages, all of which provide plentiful clues for viewing, understanding and perceiving their works.

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