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ISSUE #174
'Beten und Hoffen,' which means to pray and hope, integrates Taiwanese folk music with Beethoven scores. It is part of the '250 Piano Pieces for Beethoven' project.
'Sleep Mode,' a series created by artist Hao Ni to explore mankind's perpetual restlessness, is currently available for viewing at the Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles.
The exhibition is part of the Post-Ecolonialism Project, an artist movement aimed at repopulating mountains with native plants after Typhoon Morakot ravaged Taiwan.
A rare glimpse of the weaving of Taiwan's indigenous peoples is being offered by a special exhibition running at the International Museum of Art & Science in Texas.
'Extrastellar Evaluations,' a series of works inspired by the lost continent of Lemuria by Taiwanese artist Chen Yin-ju, is currently running at the 2016 Liverpool Biennale.
Ministry Updates
Literature-adapted series to promote reading
To entice members of the younger generation to take a deeper interest in classic Taiwan literature, the Ministry of Culture has launched a second audiovisual series adapted from the works of iconic writers.
PTS board nominees pass legislative review
After initial assessment by a review committee formed by the Legislative Yuan, second-round nominations to the 6th Public Television Service (PTS) Board of Directors and Board of Supervisors have been confirmed.
Migrants in Taiwan lauded for literary achievements
The 3rd Taiwan Literature Awards for Migrants ceremony was held on Sept. 4 at the National Taiwan Museum to honor the literary achievements of seven migrant workers and new immigrants from Southeast Asia.
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Cultural Features
Gu Zheng-qiu was a renowned opera actress who played a key role in introducing Peking opera into Taiwan's performance arts scene and the development of Taiwan's own Peking opera talents.
Opera Actress | Gu Zheng-qiu
Liu Chia-cheng is a notable painter who was named a 'National Living Treasure' by the Ministry of Culture in June 2016 in recognition of his significant role in preserving traditional door god paintings.
Door God Painter | Liu Chia-cheng
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