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  • View of “Taocheng Wang,” 2015. From left: Vlieland—A Home Made Travel MV Series, 2015; Terschelling—A Home Made Travel MV Series, 2015; Ameland—A Home Made Travel MV Series, 2015.

    Taocheng Wang

    Galerie Fons Welters

    In Taocheng Wang’s exhibition “A Home Made Travel MV Series,” a display case held a drawing at least thirteen feet long. Five Weathers, 2015, depicts the Dutch islands in the Wadden Sea from an unmistakably Chinese perspective, and is somewhat reminiscent of a famous scroll painting in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. That work, by an anonymous nineteenth-century Asian artist, shows a group of Dutch and Chinese people on Dejima, an artificial island off the coast of Japan. For nearly two hundred years, Japan was closed to the outside world under its sakoku policy, and Dejima was

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