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ISSUE #615
The Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Choir performs three concerts and attend a pre-concert talk from April 25 to 29 at the World Symposium on Choral Music in Türkiye, with the aim of showcasing Taiwanese culture through choral singing. With the theme of "Image‧Taiwan," the concert repertoire includes over 10 choral tracks.
Taiwanese manga artist Ruan Guang-min, a two-time winner of the Comic of the Year award at the 11th and 13th Golden Comic Awards & Connection+, is representing Taiwan at one of Germany's largest and most representative art and cultural convention, Manga-Comic-Con, presenting works under the theme "T-Comics."
From April 27 to May 2, Taiwanese award-winning author Kevin Chen delivers four rounds of talks on his novel "Ghost Town" in Texas to share his personal experiences of becoming a fiction writer and explore the haunting history of Taiwan.
Ministry Updates
A project titled "Diachronic Apparatuses of Taiwan – Architecture as On-going Details within Landscape" will be presented at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition, which will take place at Palazzo delle Prigioni in Venice, Italy from May 20 to November 26.  
The exhibition "Beyond Our Mind: Taiwanese Literature Between Animals and Humans" at the National Museum of Taiwan Literature (NMTL) took home the renowned iF Design Award 2023 in the Cultural Exhibitions category, following its previous win at the Golden Pin Design Award.
Ju Ming, a world-class Taiwanese contemporary sculptor, passed away on April 22 at the age of 85. Culture Minister Shih Che expressed his sincere condolences upon hearing the news and stated that the artworks of Ju exhibit abundant vitality and have been recognized by all walks of life.
Cultural Features
Trencadís and clay sculpture is a technique commonly used in the decoration of temples. When Hsu Ming-he was just 14 years old, he finished school and started working as an apprentice in a bakery and a traditional Chinese medicine shop. One day, master trencadís artist Yao Chih-lai invited him to become an apprentice. From then on, Hsu Ming-he entered the world of trencadís, clay sculpture, and Cochin ware.
The Taipei Fine Arts Museum is one of the oldest museums in Asia, dedicated to the collection, research, education, and exhibition of modern and contemporary art, as well as the development of the modern and contemporary art scene in Taiwan. In its nearly 40-year history, the museum has not only promoted the vitality of modern art in Taiwan but also kept in sync with the pulse of international contemporary art.
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