Halfway to NoWhere

Ranting and Complaints of Life in Taiwan

An Exhibition on Tibet

Statue of a Tibetan DeityFor a city the size of Taipei, there’s many ongoing events around the city at any given moment; however, the drawback is that not everyone knows what exactly is going on at any given time.

One thing I’ve learned is that these cultural event do take place at some of the more unexpected places. I guess the hard part is for you to actively find these events. With the world in a stage of information overflow, this is probably easier said then anything else. 

In fact, I didn’t even know about this exhibition until Masu, one of my classmates back in high school, told e that one of his photos was going to be showcased at an exhibition on Tibet. At the end, this occasion turned out to be a small reunion for some of the fellow classmates – well, at these the ones that are still in contact with him and who has time to show up. Of course, I also had a chance to meet some of Masu’s college friends and have a chance to satisfy my curiousity about Tibetan culture.

Now, a little bit about this exhibition (in case anyone is interested).

The “Deities, Landscape, Tibetans, Charm: Tibet of the Past and Present” exhibition, organized by the Mongolian and Tibetan Affairs Commission, is being held at the Mongolian & Tibetan Cultural Center (Next to Taiwan Normal University) between December 5 and December 29.

The primary attraction of the event, in my opinion, is the huge selection of photos on Tibet – from those taken in the 30’s to ones captured this year. From people to culture to landscape, the exhibition tries hard to bring out the beauty and depth of culture of the religious center deep within the Himalayas.Sand Mandharar

In addition to the photos, there are also displays of sand mandala, Tibetan ceremonial masks, and even statues of the gods from Tantric Buddhism.

Regardless, it’s great to spend an afternoon in the company of fellow classmates and surrounded by fascinating relics. Again, as an amatuer photographer, I hope one of these days I’ll have a chance to see one of my works in an exhibition – which may take some time lol. 

Old friends at the exhibition

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December 21, 2008 - Posted by | Good excuse for photos

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