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ISSUE #523
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 sculptures of Taiwanese artists Wu Ching and Huang Fu-shou, which include 17 poetic gold sculptures and 27 carvings that show a surprising range of jade's colors, will be presented at a virtual exhibition titled "Treasures in Gold & Jade: Masterworks from Taiwan" at the Bowers Museum in California.
The Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office in Germany and the Swiss tba Film Collective jointly launched the Taiwan-themed film exhibition "Taiwan Cinema" to screen 20 iconic Taiwanese films at the Filmpodium in Zurich for over 70 times until September 16.
Ministry Updates
Culture Minister mourns passing of beiguan musician
Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te expressed his condolences over the demise of Taiwanese beiguan opera musician Zhuang Jin-cai who passed away on July 3 at the age of 87, and pointed out that MOC will propose awarding a presidential citation posthumously to Zhuang in recognition of his life-long contributions.
Munich expo
The exhibition "Taiwan Acts! Architecture in Social Dialogue," which is the first of its kind in Germany and Taiwan's largest and most informative exhibition of modern architecture and culture to feature the social role of buildings designed by Taiwanese architects, kicked off in Munich on July 8, with an online opening ceremony held a day before the launch.
MOC and subsidiaries of NPAC launch "Arts Fun Theatre"
The Ministry of Culture has teamed up with its affiliated institutions - National Theater and Concert Hall, National Taichung Theater, and National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts – to launch a virtual "Arts Fun Theatre," screening six classic film works every weekend from July 10 to August 29 in hopes of incorporating performing arts into the daily lives of the public and maintain the habit and enthusiasm of watching performances.
Cultural Features
In Huang Hsin-yao’s films, the audience sees concepts depicted with realism and practicality. The characters in his films are portrayed with vibrance and vividness, as if they are plucked straight from everyday life. Huang once remarked that while each of the characters in his films has their own origins, they may not necessarily conform to specific archetypes. Generally, they are amalgamations of ordinary people that he has observed in the world around him.
Documentary Director | Huang Hsin-yao
One Song Orchestra mainly performs two types of music: music written by Taiwanese and music written from Taiwanese sources. The aim of the orchestra is to "Taiwanize" classical music and "classicalize" Taiwanese music. The members of the orchestra are all outstanding young musicians with backgrounds in classical music, and through their performances, they present a music that is rich in emotion and uniquely Taiwanese.
One Song Orchestra
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