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MADE IN TAIWAN—Culture Section: Culture Intercourse Tayouan History—Inviting the Immortals I, Baby, You’re Amazing—Inviting the Immortals II
1991-1995
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Yang Mao-Lin
King Kong and Young Beauties
1996
acrylic,canvas,oil
116.5x160 cm
Fat Prick of Steel King Kong
1996
acrylic,canvas,oil
208x292 cm
Surperman and Wu-Kong
1996
acrylic,canvas,oil
194x260 cm
Ultraman and Vibrator
1997
oil,acrylic,canvas
194x260 cm
Are You Lonesome Tonight
2000
Computer graphic,canvas
204x140cm x3
The Anatomy Lesson of Dr.Yang
2002
Digital potography
130x194 cm
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The “Culture Section” of Yang’s MADE IN TAIWAN series represents an important turning point in his work. His sudden conceptual developmen t and dramatic changes in subject matter were the result of enrolling at the National Institute of the Arts (today’s Taipei National University of the Arts), where he assiduously studied for his graduate degree from 1999 to 2002, and his incorporation of new computer imaging techniques. Unlike his “Political Section” cr itical of current affairs and his “History Section” concerned with distant history, Yang’s “Culture Sec tion” relies on references to pān-sian (扮仙 playing the role of God, a form of Chinese folk opera), pop-culture, comic-book characters, and a blend of wúlítóu (無厘頭 makes no sense) and e’gao (惡搞 kuso) humor. In this new section, Yang subverts aestheticism and good taste by mixing frivolity, insolence and sexually suggestive imagery to create outlandish and nearly erotic works.

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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, 1991-1995, Painting
Yang Mao-Lin, 2009-2011, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2006-2009, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2003-2006, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2007-2009, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2010-2011, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2010-2011, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 2005-2007,
Yang Mao-Lin, 2012-, Sculpture
Yang Mao-Lin, 1989-1991, Painting
Yang Mao-Lin, 2002-2003, Sculpture