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ISSUE #211
Sixteen films from Taiwan are being presented in Kuala Lumpur to introduce veteran Taiwanese filmmakers to Malaysian cinemagoers – free entry for all.
Artist Yang Chin-chih has coined the word 'trashion' – a portmanteau of trash and fashion – to describe the process of transforming waste into art.
'REWOVEN: Innovative Fiber Art,' an international collaboration among Taiwanese and American museums and art galleries, is now running in New York City.
More than 150 relics relating to Asia's puppetry culture are currently on view for the first time at the Iziko South African National Gallery.
A whimsical collection featuring steel-plated, enamel-baked sculptures by Taiwanese artist Hung Yi is currently on public display on the streets of Washington, D.C.
Tehching Hsieh, a duress artist best known for his yearlong performances, is headlining the Taiwan Pavilion at Venice Biennale this year.
Ministry Updates
'Green Island Human Rights Arts Festival'
Aiming to restore the truth of history, vindicate political victims, and create a new society of dialogue and reconciliation, the Green Island Human Rights Arts Festival will run through July 30 at the Green Island Human Rights and Culture Park.
'Taijiang Customs and Nature'
A movable car isn't news, and neither is a movable house in Taijiang. Tales of folk wisdom and unique solutions devised by early residents of Tainan are on view at this special exhibition at the National Museum of Taiwan History.
'Bamboo Traces'
Inspired by a poem about moonlight wandering through a mountain bamboo forest, 'Bamboo Traces' has curated roughly 100 works from Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, and the UK in an ambient setting.
Cultural Features
Wu Nien-jen is a prolific scriptwriter, director, and author whose works usually depict the lives of the working class in Taiwan. He held an influential role in Taiwan's New Wave Cinema movement during the 1980s by writing the screenplay for a number of representative films in that era.
Producer | Wu Nien-jen
Wong Wen-biao is a paper mache artist who has helped preserve the folk culture and techniques of traditional paper mache in Kinmen. Such exquisite sculptures are usually commissioned by clients for their religious rituals, festivals, wedding ceremonies, and funerals.
Paper Mache Artist | Wong Wen-biao
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