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March 12, 2003

A watercolor by Chiang Ming-ShyanInternationally acclaimed Taiwanese artists, including video and installation conceptual artist Wu Mali, realist ceramist sculptor Ah Leon, traditional painter Chiang Ming-Shyan and others, will visit SFSU this week as part of "Arts and Artists in Taiwan," a major symposium and art exhibit on campus.

The events take place Thursday through Saturday on campus. The accompanying art exhibit, in the Cesar Chavez Student Center Art Gallery, will be open through April 9.

"Arts and Artists in Taiwan" is scheduled to coincide with city-wide celebrations of the re-opening of the San Francisco Asian Art Museum. It is presented by SFSU's College of Creative Arts, the Asian Art Museum and others.

The free symposium surveys historic and contemporary developments in Taiwan arts after 1949 and presents contemporary examples of works by Taiwan-based artists. The artists will discuss these issues with arts administrators, art critics and curators, as well as Bay Area arts personalities such as artist Rigo 03 and Kathryn Reasoner, executive director of the Headlands Center for the Arts.

"Arts and Artists in Taiwan" also features a film screening and discussion with filmmaker Wang Toon and a performance by the Tai-pei Dance Circle.

For exhibit hours, a complete schedule of events, artist biographies, samples of their work, and more, visit the Web site.

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