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Four restored black and white Taiwanese-language films from Taiwan's lost commercial film period of the 1950s-1960s will be screened from Apr. 4 through 25 at AFS Cinema and Gaylord Auditorium of the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of Oklahoma.
Under the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Council of Indigenous Peoples, Australia's 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art will be presenting "Between Earth and Sky: Indigenous Contemporary Art from Taiwan" at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art from Dec. 4 until April 25, 2022.
The Culture Division of the Taipei Representative Office in the United Kingdom, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, has helped bring the works of Taiwanese artists Li Yuan-chia and Hsieh Tehching to feature in Whitechapel Gallery's Spring Exhibition, "A Century of the Artist's Studio 1920-2020," from Feb.24 to Jun. 5.
Ministry Updates
Taiwan, Poland to jointly hold benefit concert for Ukraine
Taiwan and Poland will jointly hold a benefit concert, "Pray for Ukraine-Solidarity with Ukraine," for Ukraine on April 17 at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, and all proceeds will go toward supporting Ukrainian refugees. MOC encourages the public to participate in the concert to convey love and good wishes to those who are suffering.
Lithuania-Taiwan relations showcased at NTMoFA exhibits
To promote art exchange between Taiwan and Lithuania amid the pandemic, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA) launched two exhibitions, "Uncoverings: The Search for Identity in Lithuanian Photography" and "Covered Reality: Archival Orientation and Identity in Taiwanese Contemporary Photography," on Apr. 9.
New exhibition to mark Freedom of Speech Day
In celebration of Freedom of Speech Day on April 7, Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall opened a permanent exhibition, "Taiwan's long walk to freedom of speech," which aims to educate visitors about Taiwan's social movements and key events in support of freedom of speech.
Cultural Features
Yu Ying-shih was born in Tianjin, China in 1930. He studied at Harvard University to obtain a Ph.D., specializing in interpreting traditional Chinese thought with modern academic methods. The most influential Chinese intellectual in the contemporary era, Yu has played a pioneering role through his research on Chinese history, especially in the area of intellectual and cultural history.
Historian | Yu Ying-shih
The Min Kuan Taiwanese Opera Troupe, with its founders Lin Zhu-an and Wang Shu-hua as its core, boasts a strong line-up of family members and outstanding performers in the industry. Lin was honored by MOC in 2018 as a preserver of the backstage music of the important traditional performing art of Taiwanese opera, naming him a National Living Treasure for his efforts in leading the troupe in its active promotion of the tradition.
Min Kuan Taiwanese Opera Troupe
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