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ISSUE #595
The Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris has been collaborating with OVNi association since 2021, inviting Taiwanese artists to partake in the OVNi International Video Art Festival. This year, Taiwanese visual artist Niu Jun-qiang has been invited to attend the "OVNi in the hotel" event, showcasing his works.
Taiwanese textile artist Tseng Yen-yu's solo exhibition "L'art de la mémoire par le textile" is held at Centre Materia and Centre d'art La Sarrein Canada between Sep. 16 and Dec. 4. She usually sculpts fabrics with her self-invented wrapping techniques to express her thoughts and observations of people and the environment.
With the support of the Cultural Center of Taiwan in Paris, Taiwan-based Malaysian director Tsai Ming-liang presents an installation art and film retrospective exhibition titled "une quête" at the Centre Pompidou in France from Nov. 25, 2022, to Jan. 2, 2023.
Ministry Updates
Taiwan comics exhibition promotes Taiwan-Japan ties
An opening ceremony for the exhibition focusing on the history of Taiwan's manga culture was held at the Kitakyushu Manga Museum in Japan on Nov. 26. Deputy Culture Minister Lee Ching-hwi pointed out that this is the first time the Ministry of Culture organized a Taiwanese comic exhibition at Japan's manga museum.
NMTH launches
The new functions of the digital platform "Taiwan Cultural Memory Bank 2.0" were revealed at a press conference organized by the National Museum of Taiwan History (NMTH) on Nov. 29. The platform is launched in an effort to gradually achieve three major development goals.
Woodcarver Li Bing-gui wins top national crafts award
Woodcarving master Li Bing-gui was selected as the recipient of this year's National Crafts Achievement Award, in recognition of his persistence in woodcarving for nearly 60 years, as well as his achievements and contributions in multiple aspects such as craft creation, research, restoration and inheritance.
Cultural Features
In the 1970s, Juan was in his 20s and had just been discharged from the army after finishing his military service. He applied to be an editor for "Echo" magazine, and it was only after passing the interview that he learned that the job would also include photography. His boss at the time gave him a camera and taught him to load up the film. This was his first exposure to photography.
Photographer | Juan I-jong
Diabolo Dance Theatre is, as the name would imply, focused on the diabolo, combining traditional Eastern skills with modern Western performing arts and integrating music, dance, nouveau cirque, multimedia, lighting, and visual arts technology to create a new generation of entertainment performance. Since its establishment in 1986, the troupe has toured more than 30 countries around the world and put on more than 3,000 shows.
Diabolo Dance Theatre
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