Gains and Losses: Friday News Roundup
By The Editors
On March 8, Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen posted on Instagram a photo of her joyous meeting with Japanese artist Yoshitomo Nara at her official residence, accompanied by her pet cat Cookie, who reportedly took a special liking to the artist. Exclaiming that “Cookie and I have met Yoshitomo Nara!” in Chinese, Tsai also explained that the house visit was sparked by Nara’s self-proclamation as a fellow cat-lover. In Nara’s own photos on Twitter, he is seen cuddling the cat. Nara arrived in Taiwan on February 14, ahead of his first Taipei solo exhibition, at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts on March 12, and has spent the past two weeks in mandatory quarantine. The show’s highlight includes Miss Moonlight (2020), a large-scale acrylic painting of a girl with closed eyes.
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