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ISSUE #170
Six performance groups are offering a glimpse of Taiwanese music, dance, theater, and puppetry in Scotland as part of the 2016 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The exhibition is part of the Post-Ecolonialism Project, an artist movement aimed at repopulating mountains with native plants after Typhoon Morakot ravaged Taiwan.
A rare glimpse of the weaving of Taiwan's indigenous peoples is being offered by a special exhibition running at the International Museum of Art & Science in Texas.
'Extrastellar Evaluations,' a series of works inspired by the lost continent of Lemuria by Taiwanese artist Chen Yin-ju, is currently running at the 2016 Liverpool Biennale.
'Re: Made in Taiwan' at the 15th Venice Biennale delves into the eco-friendly aspirations and civic possibilities imbued in ordinary buildings and venues.
Ministry Updates
2016 Digital & Performing Arts Festival kicks off
The Digital & Performing Arts Festival will return for its 7th edition this year, offering performances across Taipei, New Taipei, and Taoyuan from Aug. 12 through Sept. 25.
Handicapped artists to act in literary stage play
'Fish. Cat,' a play designed for actors and actresses with visual or hearing disabilities, will be offered in Taipei, Yilan, and Taichung from Sept. 8 through 16.
Bamboo raft to test Taiwan-Japan migration theory
A Japanese scholar researching the early migration routes to the Okinawa Islands will test his theory by launching a bamboo raft off the coast of eastern Taiwan.
Morally themed nativist writer passes away at 72
Wang Tuoh, a renowned Taiwanese writer and a prosecuted victim of the 1979 Formosa Incident, passed away at the age of 72 on Aug. 9.
Cultural Features
Yu You-ren, the 'Modern Sage of Cursive Script,' was a renowned scholar, politician, and one of the four calligraphy masters of the Republic of China.
Calligrapher | Yu You-ren
A former U.S. consulate, SPOT was lauded by The New York Times as 'one of the most atmospheric buildings in Taipei, redolent of colonial life in the tropics.'
SPOT-Taipei Film House
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