Photography

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The Liberation of Sound in Post–Martial Law Taiwan
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Noise music in Taiwan emerged in the 1990s, a tumultuous period of social upheaval following the lifting of 38 years of martial law. In the frenzied atmosphere of street clashes and political demonstrations, artists explored what were previously taboo subjects and experimented with radical forms. It was in this context that Taiwan's noise movement was born. Jeph Lo witnessed the evolution and reflects on that messy but protean time. His article is accompanied by photographs of political demonstrations of the period by Leon Tsai and Tsai Ming-Te.
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A Photo Essay by Yao Jui-Chung
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In this series of wide-angle polaroids, Yao Jui-Chung photographs Madou Temple's animatronic religious display and other similar depictions of hell from throughout Taiwan and Singapore.
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After 70 years, Henri Cartier-Bresson almost goes back to China
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Henri Cartier-Bresson's photographs of the last days of the Chinese Civil War were exhibited at Taipei Fine Arts Museum in late 2020. The exhibition was scheduled to be held in Beijing in 2021, but was cancelled due to COVID-19. David Frazier writes about the exhibition and its complicated surrounding context.
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Questions and Appearances with Curran Hatleberg
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Joseph del Pesco presents photographer Curran Hatleberg with a series of questions to which the artist responds with images.
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JC Gonzo talks to Mang Mang
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An interview with Chinese experimental photographer Mang Mang.