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ISSUE #621
"Homeland: Relationship of Taiwan Green Craft - Earth/ Community/ Mind," an ecological art exhibition is on display at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York. The exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to explore the intersection of traditional crafts and contemporary innovations within the framework of sustainability.
An exhibition featuring collaborative artworks of three Taiwanese artists is available at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in Japan. The exhibition explores the shared history of industrialization and warfare in East Asia, as well as urban memories to serve as the central theme for artistic creation.
Organized by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, the Taiwan pavilion at the 2023 Venice Biennale is divided into four exhibition areas. Recorded audio and videos are played in the exhibition space combined with the sounds of Taiwan's natural environment.
Ministry Updates
Young adults between the age of 18 and 21 can redeem NT$1200 worth of points via the "Culture Points" app to spend on arts and cultural activities such as purchasing tickets for Taiwanese films, live performances, exhibitions, buying cultural products and more. 
Taiwan's first documentary film on railway culture, "On The Train," premiered in Taipei on June 6. The documentary captures the sound of the steam train whistle and showcases a series of old-style trains, such as the Blue-painted Ordinary Train.
Award-winning Taiwanese author Kevin Chen has been selected to join the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in the US. This prestigious opportunity was made possible through the endorsement of the American Institute in Taiwan, with Chen receiving full financial support from the U.S. Department of State.
Cultural Features
Craftsman Su Chi-sung has been interested in handicrafts since he was young. After finishing junior high school, he became an apprentice in a silver shop. The shop was filled with precious metals such as gold, silver, and copper, and Su began with the most basic silver cleaning work, laying the foundation for his future career in making religious silver headgear.
Located in the Shanshang District of Tainan City, the original Tainan Waterworks has a century-long history and is an important historical site that has borne witness to the development of water resources in the greater Tainan area. Today, the Tainan Waterworks has been transformed into a charming museum that exudes a rich historical atmosphere and houses a collection of rare antique machinery.
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