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ISSUE #526
The Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris launched "TAIWAN POP-IN AVIGNON" online to present Taiwanese team interviews, work excerpts, and cooperation between colleagues amid the pandemic, in addition to observations and comments of theater professionals and art reporters on the participation of the Taiwanese teams in the Festival OFFd'Avignon as part of the Avignon Festival from July 5 to July 31.
The Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo and the Taiwan Creative Content Agency collaborated to launch "Taiwan Audio Comic Expo" from July 1 to August 20, featuring a collection of colorful illustrations by Taiwanese comic artists in addition to short films of original Taiwanese manga works accompanied by audio.
The Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles partners with the USC Pacific Asia Museum to hold the special exhibition "Divine Immersion: The Experiential Art of Nick Dong," featuring six artworks by Taiwanese artist Nick Dong, at USC Pacific Asia Museum in America from July 8 to Oct. 3.
Ministry Updates
Taipei Cultural Center in NY celebrates 30th anniversary
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, the Taipei Cultural Center in New York will launch a series of virtual events, including an online piano concert, Taiwanese cinema features, and invite Taiwanese artists as well as American art institutions that have worked with TCC in New York, to review the course of cooperation over the past 30 years.
Seven Taiwanese VR works selected at Venice Film Festival
The Venice Film Festival announced the list of works selected as part of VENICE VR EXPANDED. A total of seven immersive works from Taiwan were selected, five of which entered the In Competition, one in the Special Event – Out of Competition, and one in Best of VR Expanded – Out of Competition, setting the best record for Taiwanese VR works selected for the Venice Film Festival.
78th Venice Film Festival to feature two Taiwanese films
The Venice Film Festival, due to take place from September 1 to 11, unveiled the official line-up for its 78th edition on July 26 set to feature two Taiwanese films, with "The Night" by director Tsai Ming-liang included in the Out of Competition section and "The Falls" by director Chung Mong-hong in the Orizzonti Competition section.
Cultural Features
Lo Ta-yu has demonstrated throughout the decades that not only can a singer-songwriter have the soul of a poet, but also the profundity of a philosopher and the spirit of a revolutionary. His composing and arranging talents have revolutionized the linguistic texture of songwriting in Mandarin, having a lasting impact not only on the music scene but also on the broader society and culture, ushering in a transition from naivety to worldliness and creating a more profound, more mature worldview.
Music Artist | Lo Ta-yu
As a lecturer at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Dondon Houmwm takes students back to the community to create. The young students' eagerness to learn from tradition and their passion to create are in line with his philosophy, thus in 2015, he recruited a group of indigenous youths from the Atayal, Paiwan, and Truku peoples to establish the Elug Art Corner in Hualien. "Elug" means "road" in the indigenous Truku language. The name was chosen for its symbolism, representing how we should follow the path set by our ancestors toward the future without fear.
Elug Art Corner | Dondon Houmwm
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