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Toward the Modernity: Images of Self & Other in East Asian Art Competitions
■Period:13 February, 2014 - 18 March, 2014
■Venue:Exhibition Gallery
Chen Cheng-po(Taiwan) "嘉義老家(初秋)" 1942 Private Colllection
Kim Ki-chang, "Meeting,"1943, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea Collection
Chen Chin(Taiwan) "The Women of Shantimen Area" 1936
This exhibition is the first of its kind to introduce the modernity of arts in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Northeast China (former Manchuria) in the first half of the 20th Century in the leveling context of “Kantan” or a government sponsored art competition.

At that time, many Japanese systems and infrastructures were applied to Korea, Taiwan, and Manchuria, which fell under the Japanese political rule or its influence. Also, in the art field, a government sponsored art competition system, which firstly started in Tokyo in 1907, was introduced to various places and resulted as the Chosen Fine Arts Exhibition in Seoul (former Keijo) began in 1922, the Taiwan Fine Arts Exhibition in Taipei in 1927, and the Manchuria Fine Arts Exhibition in Changchun (former Shinkyo) in 1938.

With four sections including 130 pieces created by 93 artists, this exhibition takes a look back over the Kanten held the most spectacularly in these counties/regions at that time. The four sections of the exhibition present how the modern arts, unique to each country/region were formed. Such formation of the modern arts happened not only in Western style painting and sculpture, but also in traditional paintings while the modern art from the West was taking root in and became adjusted to the traditions and aesthetic inherent to each place. Furthermore, the artworks must show each artist’s interest and distinctive creativity on their expression.
Period13 February 2014 (Thu) – 18 March 2014 (Tue)
VenueExhibition Gallery A/B/C
FeeAdult \1000 Collect & High School \800 Free for Secondary and under
*The fee includes the admission for the permanent exhibition at Asia Gallery.
Advance ticket is available at Lawson Ticket.
OrganizerFukuoka Asian Art Museum (FAAM), The Yomiuri Shimbun, the Japan Association of Art Museums (JAAM), Fukuoka Broadcasting System Corp.
Assisted byJapan Arts Council, Pola Art Foundation, Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation
Co-sponsored byLion Corporation, SHIMIZU CORPORATION, Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd., SOMPO JAPAN INSURANCE INC.
InquiryFukuoka Asian Art Museum / +81-(0)92-263-1100
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