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ISSUE #318
moCa Cleveland is presenting a group of seminal works by famed Taiwanese artist Lee Mingwei as the centerpiece of its 50th anniversary suite of exhibitions.
The Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo's "The Mirror of Time: Dry Plate Photography Exhibition" will introduce Taiwan's photographic heritage to Japanese exhibitiongoers.
Incense offerings, rice paper drawings, and mantra inscriptions by Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai are now on display at the Rubin Museum of Art.
Quai Branly Museum spotlights traditional Taiwanese culture by examining the longstanding practice of burning paper offerings for loved ones in the afterlife.
"Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Sanshuihua" hopes to bring forth new interpretations of Chinese landscape ink painting by using art-based methodologies.
Ministry Updates
Taiwan’s first Taiwanese TV channel starts July 1
Operated by the Public Television Service (PTS), TV channel 14 will begin broadcasting on July 1 as Taiwan's first TV channel exclusively dedicated to Taiwanese-language content. Its programs will not only be available on all cable TV systems across Taiwan but also on multimedia-on-demand (MOD) services.
TCCA holds inaugural board meeting
The first board of directors and supervisors of the Taiwan Creative Content Agency (TCCA) met for the first time on July 17. In a press conference after the inaugural meeting, the agency pointed out that rejuvenating Taiwan's creative sector is its primary goal.
Taiwan’s biggest music showcase, trade fair kicks off
The Ministry of Culture's Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development (BAMID) held a press conference on June 26 in Taipei to kick off the 30th Golden Melody Awards & Festival (GMA), Taiwan's most prestigious musical event which will run from June 26 through 29 this year.
Taichung hosts exhibition on historic poetry society
The Taichung-based National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts will pay tribute to a rare flower that bloomed in southern Taiwan over ninety years ago — Le Moulin Poetry Society — by hosting a special exhibition on the art movements of 1930s Taiwan.
Cultural Features
Taiwan artist Yao Jui-chung specializes in photography, installation art, and paintings. The themes of his works are varied, but they primarily all examine the absurdity of the human condition. His pieces have made their way into private collections in Taiwan and abroad.
Visual Artist | Yao Jui-chung
Tsai Wen-hua is one of the few living artisans in Taiwan knowledgeable about all aspects of the Donggang King Boat Ceremony, including the history, the structure of the boat, and the manufacturing artistry. This knowledge has won him the title "walking dictionary" of king's boats.
King’s Boat Builder|Tsai Wen-hua
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