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Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with New Year Prints

  • Date:2022-01-29

Taiwanese people around the world are looking forward to the arrival of the Lunar New Year on February 1, 2022, as the upcoming holiday marks the beginning of the Year of the Tiger.

To celebrate, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA) is presenting its New Year Prints Exhibition, which uses each year’s zodiac animal as its annual theme. All 12 Chinese zodiac animals are linked to certain characteristics. According to the zodiac, the tiger’s positive qualities include being kind, adventurous, and enthusiastic.

NTMoFA’s New Year Prints Exhibition is one of Taiwan’s most iconic and festive art exhibitions. For this year’s edition, “Joyful Tiger Harvesting Happiness,” 82 artworks were chosen from 198 total entries. While the earliest textual reference to a print appeared in an ancient transcript (the Shanhai Jing, 山海經) and was meant for protection, most of the winning prints in NTMoFA’s exhibitions represent blessings for health, luck, peace, joy, and prosperity.

Taipei Cultural Center in New York is delighted to present this year’s winning prints. You can check them out virtually HERE (NTMoFA’s website).

The image, Jinzun (金樽), Serigraphy Print, 21.45"x15.55", created by the artist, Paul Chiang, is commissioned and provided by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts.