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ISSUE #447
"The Essential and the Invisible" at the Madrid-based Museo ABC is the first show in Spain on the original works of Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao.
An exhibition that offers an up-close look at Taiwanese beliefs surrounding the afterlife is now underway at Musée départemental des Arts asiatiques.
Taiwanese artists A-Sun Wu and Paloma Chang are holding a two-part exhibition to showcase their artworks at Galerie Vallois in Paris.
Co-organized with Taiwan Tourism Bureau, the exhibition is a photographic showcase of Taiwan's small mountainous towns, railways, and lantern festivals.
Art Bank Taiwan has partnered up with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Holy See for a special light-themed art show.
Ministry Updates
2020 Taipei book fair to spotlight South Korea
South Korea shall serve its third term as guest nation of the Taipei International Book Exhibition. Moreover, the theme of the 2020 book fair has been revealed to be "New Horizons of Reading," as reading is crucial in determining the scope of one's vision and the strength of one's competitive edge in this information-rich era.
Residency program welcomes international translators
The "Resident Translators Program" featuring four professional translators from East Asia and Europe will kick off on Feb. 5 in Taiwan as part of the National Museum of Taiwan Literature's efforts to drum up support for translations of Taiwan literature and promote the nation's literary wealth.
Taiwanese artworks to return home from the US
Following the donations of Taiwanese art collections by California's Sun Ten Museum and by late painter Lin Yu-shan's family members, a Los Angeles-based descendant of late artist Hung Rui-lin has also decided to donate over 2,500 pieces of his father's paintings and manuscripts to the Ministry of Culture.
Literary museum releases new collection
The launch of a 10-volume collection on contemporary writers brought together renowned literary figures to observe the achievements presented by the "Compilation of Contemporary Writers in Taiwan," an ongoing project launched by the National Museum of Taiwan Literature in 2010.
Banquet held to thank traditional performers, musicians
To acknowledge the long-term dedication of traditional theater professionals in preserving the continuity of the nation's intangible heritage and cultural assets, as well as their efforts to mentor a new generation to carry on their torch, the Ministry of Culture held a yearend gathering for over 300 folk artists.
Cultural Features
Kay Huang has accumulated many titles including singer, songwriter, film score composer, radio DJ, television host, stage actor, and singing contest judge. Her talents in composing music, writing lyrics, and playing multiple instruments have earned her the moniker "Music Genie."
Songwriter-Singer | Kay Huang
Wang Wen-chih is an eco-conscious installation artist who works mainly with bamboo from his hometown Meishan in Chiayi County. The acclaimed artisan, who represented Taiwan at the 2001 Venice Biennale, uses his art to promote sustainability and community bonding.
Installation Artist | Wang Wen-chih
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