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ISSUE #270
From dance to circus and puppetry, four Taiwanese troupes are showcasing Taiwan's beautiful culture on the world stage through this year's Off Festival d'Avignon.
The historic Twin Oaks estate, one of the most iconic witnesses to Taiwan-US relations, is hosting a special art exhibition by young Taiwanese artists.
Video installation artist Yuan Goang-ming is being showcased by the Southbank Centre's Hayward Gallery as part of the gallery's 50th anniversary celebrations.
Kang Muxiang, maker of giant steel installations by upcycling elevator cables, is the featured artist at the summer showcase of the Garment District Plazas in Manhattan.
Chin-pao Chen is the first Taiwan artist to be featured by the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography & Film's annual exhibition in France.
Ministry Updates
Taiwan, Thailand exchange railway culture
With plans underway for transforming Bangkok's Hua Lamphong Railway Station into the Railway Museum of Thailand, the State Railway of Thailand and Thai Railway Foundation joined a two-day cultural forum organized by Taiwan this June.
Yilan kicks off exhibition on veteran puppetry group
The Yilan-based National Center for Traditional Arts is holding a special exhibition on Hsin Hsing Ku Puppet Show Troupe, a veteran troupe that stood testimony to the development of puppet theater in Taiwan for over a century.
Crafts show highlights inheritance and innovation
The National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute is holding a crafts exhibition to show how new generations of artisans have undergone the process of inheritance and revival of traditional craftworks to creating innovative designs.
Cultural Features
Huang Chih-ming is a senior film producer who has helped to make several Taiwanese films possible through raising funds and integrating resources. He was named the Outstanding Taiwanese Filmmaker of 2014 by the Golden Horse Awards. 
Film Producer | Huang Chih-ming
Liu Kuo-chang is an architect who seeks to enhance the human experience as well as the surrounding environment. His works reflecting the theme of environmental stewardship have been featured at international expos such as the Venice Biennale.
Architect | Liu Kuo-chang
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