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ISSUE #571
A group of young Taiwanese artists brings a Taiwanese-themed live art experience titled "Islanders: Compound Playground" to New Yorkers from June 17 to 18 in Long Island City. This program combines music, dance, film, and an interactive audio-visual experience, and authentic Taiwanese street food are also be served on-site.
Organized by the Albany Institute of History & Art and supported by Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Taiwanese artist Leigh Wen's solo exhibition "The Four Elements of Leigh Li-Yun Wen" is on view in the Albany Institute of History & Art from Jan. 29 to June 19.
The virtual reality exhibition "LIMBOTOPIA," created by the independent Taiwanese VR artists Hsieh Wen-yee and Cheng Chun-lien, makes its North American premiere at Tribeca Film Festival from June 11 to 19. Based on a unique architectural design, the experience takes you on a dream-like journey through a mysterious city.
Ministry Updates
MOC to establish cultural section in Czechia
Culture Minister Lee Yung-te announced on June 15 that the Ministry of Culture will establish a cultural section under the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Prague to promote bilateral cultural exchanges. The cultural section will be set up next year and be headed by a ministry envoy.
Taiwanese VR "Red Tail Ep.1"  won award at Paris festival
Taiwanese VR film "Red Tail Ep.1" won the jury's "Special Mention Award" at the annual NewImages Festival, a leading French festival of digital creation and virtual worlds, which was held from June 7 to 12. It is the first VR animation of Taiwanese animator Fish Wang, who previously won the Golden Horse Award.
MOC mourns Taiwan puppeteer Vincent Huang
Taiwanese master puppeteer Vincent Huang passed away on June 12 at the age of 65. Upon hearing the news, Culture Minister Lee Yung-te offered his sincere condolences and stated that Huang dedicated his life to the continuation and promotion of the traditional arts.
Cultural Features
Wang Rongyu, the founder of Golden Bough Theatre, has studied the art of modern theatre with Lanlin Theatre Troupe and U-Theatre. His creative works incorporate the spirit of Taiwanese folk opera, which he inherited from his mother, Hsueh Yue-hsia, a well-known early vocalist. In 2021, Wang Rong-yu was honored in the Theatre category of the 22nd National Award for Arts.
Artistic Director | Wang Rong-yu
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