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ISSUE #605
Taiwanese new media artist Huang Hsin-chien presents his solo exhibition titled "The Data We Called Home" at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery in New York for the first time from Sep. 23, 2022 to Feb. 28, 2023. In the show, Huang explores spiritual, political, and literary themes in four virtual reality films, sculptures, and videos.
The Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom, working with the Whitechapel Gallery, presents works of Taiwanese artist Lifang in the Gallery's Spring Exhibition, "Women Artists and Global Abstraction 1940–70." The exhibition runs from Feb. 9 to May 7.
"Nature Matters," a new art exhibition co-organized by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States and Art Bank Taiwan, features the works of eight Taiwanese artists who specialize in modern art at Twin Oaks Estate in Washington D.C. from Aug. 12, 2022, until July 2023.
Ministry Updates
Huge crowds join Taiwan
The annual Baishatun Mazu Pilgrimage, one of the largest religious gatherings in Taiwan, kicked off in Miaoli County on Feb. 11, reaching a record high of over 113,000 worshippers participating in the nine-day event. The palanquin of Mazu set off at 1:25 a.m. on Feb. 12 and the departure was marked by the ignition of fireworks and firecrackers.
Revitalizing Taiwanese opera with theater competition
National Center for Traditional Arts is hosting the inaugural "kua-á-siōng-tshenn: 2023 Taiwanese Opera Competition." There will be three parts to the competition, after an online preliminary round, the selected participants will proceed to regional semi-finals and then finals.
National treasure painter donates painting to NMTL
The National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL) has received a donation of one oil painting from national treasure painter Shih Bing-shyi. During the appreciation ceremony on Feb. 15, NMTL Director Nikky Lin presented a certificate of appreciation to Shih.
Cultural Features
Feng Cheng-tsung graduated from the Department of Industrial Design of Yunlin University of Science and Technology, coming out of college having learned nothing about craftwork. In the creative process, Feng Cheng-tsung saw the materials and skills used by bamboo artists and was deeply fascinated by the wisdom and aesthetics contained in this traditional handicraft.
Artist|Feng Cheng-tsung
The Puppet & Its Double Theater dedicates itself to experimentation utilizing a fusion of disparate puppetry styles, incorporating hand puppets, string puppets, rod puppets, table-top puppets and shadow puppets, as well as object theater, into its repertoire. Their style of performance features a combination of puppets and actors performing on the same stage.
Puppet & Its Double Theater
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