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The February 28 Incident Art Series|That Day and the Days After: The Chen Wu-jen February 28 Incident Art Series Exhibition

 2020-10-10~2021-01-10

Chen Wu-jen was born in Wanluan, Pingtung in 1949 during the period of martial law, when Taiwan was ruled by an authoritarian regime. When he was enlisted in the Zuoying Naval Recruit Training Center in 1969, he wrote the words “Opposing the central government and the Chinese Nationalist Party” on his aptitude test paper. Prosecuted for the “crime of rebellion,” he was later transferred to a military court for a trial and sentenced to two years imprisonment for having violated Article 7 of the Anti-Insurgency Law. He gave up the right to appeal the ruling and was later transferred to Taiyuan Prison. As a political prisoner, Chen Wu-jen experienced physical incarceration as well as mental and psychological trauma, and even his family members were politically oppressed. This drove him to use paintbrushes and sculpting knives to translate his misery and agony into art pieces that reminded his fellow Taiwanese they should never forget how Taiwan was ruthlessly ravaged during the February 28 Incident and the White Terror period.

In 2017, the 228 National Memorial Museum organized “Names in the Wind,” an oil painting exhibition, in cooperation with the artist. In 2020, the 228 National Memorial Museum worked with Chen Wu-jen once again to organize “That Day and the Days After: The Chen Wu-jen February 28 Incident Art Series Exhibition,” featuring ten wood sculpture works from the Slaughter series and 18 oil paintings from the Family series. His artworks re-interpret the moment when victims were shot dead in the February 28 Incident and the torment experienced by victims’ families thereafter, helping us revisit the never-ending pain that separates the history of Taiwan into that day and the days after.

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Special Exhibition Series: The February 28 Incident and the Taiwanese Independence Movement
Enlightenment and Action: Their Youth, Our History

 2020-08-30~2020-10-25

By awakening Taiwanese consciousness, rescuing political prisoners, and assisting in the island’s struggle for democracy, young Taiwanese expatriates gathered up the strength of their community and helped their home country walk the road to democracy and independence.

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