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ISSUE #231
The London East Asia Film Festival is showcasing three feature films from Taiwan as part of its mission to champion the growing diversity in East Asia filmmaking.
Huang Shih-chieh, a New York-based Taiwanese artist, is holding a solo show titled 'Reusable Universe' at the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts.
'Taiwan’s Lost Commercial Cinema – Recovered and Restored' is a symposium and a seven-nation Europe tour featuring 10 iconic Taiwanese-language films.
'The View of Formosa's Landscapes from Photographers II,' one of the key photographic exhibitions from the National Taiwan Museum, is on view in Tokyo.
'Diversity and Transformation,' the first UK exhibition showcasing Taiwanese cultural heritage, opens at the European Research Institute of the University of Birmingham.
Tehching Hsieh, a duress artist best known for his yearlong performances, is headlining the Taiwan Pavilion at Venice Biennale this year.
Ministry Updates
ART TAIPEI celebrates 24th anniversary
ART TAIPEI, the longest running art fair in Asia, kicked off on Oct. 20 in Taipei with an emphasis on 'Asian Vision' and the return of large galleries and private museums as the leaders of contemporary Asian art trends.
Film festival, museum to promote human rights
The 2017 Taiwan International Human Rights Film Festival kicked off on Oct. 14 in Taipei's in89 Cinemax to commemorate Taiwan's third decade free of martial law and to pave the way for the upcoming National Human Rights Museum.
Honoring the forbearers of Taiwanese consciousness
The Ministry of Culture celebrated Taiwanese Culture Day on Oct. 17 with a Taichung concert presenting a repertoire of songs penned by the forbearers of Taiwanese consciousness and nativist music.
Cultural Features
Chiang Wei-shui was a doctor and democracy pioneer who spearheaded several cultural movements against Japanese colonial rule. He was dubbed 'Taiwan’s Sun Yat-sen' for his role in Taiwan's cultural enlightenment and promotion of human rights.
Social Activist | Chiang Wei-shui
Tsai Pei-huo was an activist who strove for Taiwanese people's autonomy during the Japanese colonial period. He helped promote freedom of association and speech, and composed more than 30 songs to advocate democracy and Taiwanese identity.
Social Activist | Tsai Pei-huo
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