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ISSUE #546
Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-tsung's solo exhibition "jing-atmospheres" will take place at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York from Nov. 5 to Dec. 18 to present his "Cyano-Collage" series as well as representative videos, installation works that integrate Western and Eastern aesthetics.
"Wet Networks" features artifacts and commissioned projects from "Geek Camp 2021: Neversink Never Ever" at the Watershed Gallery, Queens Museum from Oct. 30 to Jan. 30, 2022. The exhibition is supported by the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, mainly organized by the Queens Museum and presented in partnership with Rhizome and CycleX.
Under the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Australia's 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art will be presenting "Between Earth and Sky: Indigenous Contemporary Art from Taiwan" at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art from Dec. 4 until April 25, 2022.
Ministry Updates
Chen San-huo receives National Craft Achievement Award
Ceramic artist Chen San-huo was presented with the 2021 National Craft Achievement Award, the country's highest crafts prize, on Dec. 11 in recognition of his work over the past six decades and his preservation of this nearly extinct technique.
MOC awards cultural medal to professor Michael Berry
Michael Berry, director of the UCLA Center for Chinese Studies, has been selected as one of seven winners of the Taiwanese Cultural Collaboration Medal in the field of international cultural exchange by the Ministry of Culture for his long-term efforts in promoting Taiwanese culture.
MOC mourns demise of composer Tseng Chung-ying
Composer Tseng Chung-ying, who received the Special Lifetime Contribution Award in the publishing category at the 31st Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music last year, passed away on the evening of Dec. 11 at the age of 100.
Cultural Features
Huaxin Street in New Taipei City's Zhonghe District is commonly known as "Myanmar Street" or "Little Burma." It is home to the biggest Burmese-Chinese community in Taiwan and is particularly famous for both its wealth of Southeast Asian food and playing host to the Burmese New Year celebrations known as Thingyan. Over the decades since its establishment, it has become a distinctive and exotic shopping destination. In 2018, local Burmese-Taiwanese resident Lily Yang founded the culture-focused magazine Mingalar Par Myanmar Street, named for the common salutation in Burmese.
Zhonghe Myanmar Street|Lily Yang
In 2012, Hsu Ti-wei established the Cultural Flora Studio with a mission to "touch people's hearts through the power of small changes." The studio is committed to the culture of Song Jiang Battle Array face painting and the creation of pineapple fiber crafts, using hand-drawn illustrations and records from fieldwork done in Tainan's Guanmiao area to teach and spread these cultural elements.
Cultural Flora Studio|Hsu Ti-wei
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