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Made in Taiwan: History - Yun Mountain Memorandum, Lily Memorandum. Zealandia Memorandum, Tayouan Memorandum
1991-1995
BY
Yang Mao-Lin
King Kong and Young Beauties
1996
acrylic,canvas,oil
116.5x160cm
Fat Prick of Steel King Kong
1996
acrylic,canvas,oil
208x292cm
Surperman and Wu-Kong
1996
acrylic,canvas,oil
194x260cm
Ultraman and Vibrator
1997
oil,acrylic,canvas
194x260cm
Are You Lonesome Tonight
2000
Computer graphic,canvas
204x140cmx3
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr.Yang
2002
Digital potography
130x194cm
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In 1989, Yang Mao-lin embarked on his “Made in Taiwan” creative period and in 1991 began to focus on “History,” including Yun Mountain Memorandum, Zealandia Memorandum and Lily Memorandum. In contrast to Yang’s earlier strident emotional expressiveness, these works are filled with calmer still life symbolic images which allude to the artist’s inner feelings. In addition, beginning with works such as N Ways of Understanding Carrot and The Phantom of a Deer, Yang Mao-lin began to focus on post martial law social phenomenon and discuss Taiwanese identity, as part of an effort to debate Taiwanese history and culture. He also adopted crafting, critical and satirical methods in an effort to draw attention to the widespread pursuit of self identification at that time.

In the early years, Taiwan was subject to the history and culture of outside forces and this has led to much confusion and emotional discomfort when considering self identification. In this period, more people sought to explore their own identity and “Taiwanese culture” and against this backdrop it could be said that the interpretative focus of Yang Mao-lin’s History is the selection of an historical viewpoint. Other than heightening the intellectual reflection in Yang’s pictures, this approach also reminds people of the importance of self identification and cultural subjectivism..

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12 artworks / 205 exhibition
Painting , Installation Art , Sculpture
The history of Taiwan is replete with numerous cultural interactions, the constant interplay of which has resulted in the evolution of unique cultural DNA. Over many years, Yang Mao-lin has consistently used art as a vehicle to express his opinion ...
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Yang Mao-Lin, 2005-2007,
Yang Mao-Lin, 2006-2009, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2012-today, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2007-2009, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2010-2011, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 1991-1995, Painting
Yang Mao-Lin, 2009-2011, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2003-2006, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2002-2003, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 1989-1991, Painting
Yang Mao-Lin, 2010-2011, Sculpture