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ISSUE #172
A total of 30 artworks were curated in this Taiwan-US cultural exchange exhibition to reflect the aesthetics and cultural roots of each featured printmaker.
'Sleep Mode,' a series created by artist Hao Ni to explore mankind's perpetual restlessness, is currently available for viewing at the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles.
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.
Ministry Updates
Minister pledges to preserve national film assets
To commemorate the 60th anniversary of Taiwanese-language films, Culture Minister Cheng Li-chiun outlined her policies for preserving the historical value and cultural features of Taiwan's homegrown movies.
National Taiwan Museum holds 108th fete
The Taipei-based National Taiwan Museum, the oldest museum of natural history in Taiwan, celebrated its 108th anniversary by revealing a number of precious treasures and sharing stories on their donors.
Grants offered for Southeast Asian artists
To foster deeper and more diverse collaboration in the arts among the cultural communities of Southeast Asia and Taiwan, a grants program offered by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of China will accept proposals through Oct. 31, 2016.
Open Call: Residency program for puppeteers
The Lanyang Artist-in-Residency Program will run for six weeks from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, 2016. Participating artists are required to serve a minimum residency of 30 days. Open to all international artists, the application deadline is Aug. 30, 2016.
Cultural Features
Known as the Father of Taiwanese Cinema, the revered filmmaker made his mark with 'wholesome realism' that highlighted the bright side and positive attitude in the lives of working-class people in Taiwan.
Director | Li Hsing
Ado is an indigenous singer who believes that Taiwan needs the mental strength and positive attitude like that of the Amis people to overcome the nation's turbulent past, and that she can bring such healing power with her music.
Amis Singer | Ado' Kaliting Pacidal
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