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Distant Journeys of Cultural Exchange

November 4, 2022December 18, 2022


This exhibit highlights journeys of cultural exchange the indigenous people of Taiwan embarked on in the distant past and more contemporary times. Through object storytelling, viewers will begin by retracing prehistoric canoe-based trade networks that once flourished between peoples of Taiwan and Southeast Asia, and how Southeast Asian artist & curator Anthonie Tumpag draws upon these cultural connections through contemporary art.

This ancient spirit for cultural exchange continues today through the ATAYAL organization’s Indigenous Bridges Youth Ambassador Program.
Over several years, indigenous delegates from Taiwan participated in the “Tribal Canoe Journeys” in the US, an annual event that also retraces traditional migration and trade routes of Pacific Northwest tribal groups. The exhibit concludes with photographs highlighting these past events from 2018-2019. They capture the partnership and camaraderie that grew between the Taiwan delegates, their Native American host canoe family from the Nisqually Tribe of Olympia, Washington, and other fellow participants.

The exhibit was curated by Anthonie Tumpag in collaboration with members and friends of ATAYAL.

There will be a Cultural Bazaar and a special panel discussion on Saturday, November 12, 2022. The Bazaar will be held from 12pm – 4pm and the panel will be from 2 pm – 3pm. Registration not required but appreciated!

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Special thanks to Gerald Santos for coordinating the exhibit’s interactive and cross-cultural opening reception.


November 4, 2022
December 18, 2022
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Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th St. #290
Oakland, CA 94607 United States
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