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ISSUE #531
Taiwanese photographer Wu Chun-hua's solo photography exhibition "10099KM France-Taïwan" will be on view at the Pavillon Davioud in Jardin du Luxembourg, France from Aug. 27 to Sep. 7, featuring 36 photographs and a 4-meter scroll photography collection to showcase the styles of Taiwan and France, as part of an annual summer exhibition organized by the French Senate
Organized by the Cultural Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Germany, the "I am here now / Ich im Hier & Jetzt" exhibition at this year's Kunstfest Weimar will showcase contemporary artworks and live performances by various Taiwanese artists in Holzdorf Manor park, Germany from Aug. 27 to Sep. 12.
The Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office in Germany and the Swiss tba Film Collective will jointly launch the Taiwan-themed film exhibition "Taiwan Cinema" to screen 20 iconic Taiwanese films at the Filmpodium in Zurich for over 70 times between July 3 to September 16.
Ministry Updates
Taiwan Plus (Taiwan+), the first English-language international streaming platform of Taiwan, was unveiled by Vice President Lai Ching-te, Legislative Speaker You Si-kun, Central News Agency Chairman Liu Ka-shiang, Taiwan+ Chief Executive Officer Joanne Tsai, and H.E. Ambassador Jasmine E. Huggins of Embassy of Saint Christopher and Nevis at the plaza in front of the National Taiwan Museum in Taipei on Aug. 30.
MOC, AIT & Fulbright Taiwan announce grants program
The Ministry of Culture, American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), and Fulbright Taiwan jointly held a press conference on August 31 in which Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te, AIT director Sandra Oudkirk, and Executive Director of Fulbright Taiwan Randall L. Nadeau jointly signed and announced the "Fulbright – Taiwan Ministry of Culture, Arts Professionals Grants."
NTMoFA announces teams to feature in
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, which will launch "Phantasmapolis – 2021 Asian Art Biennial" on Oct. 30, announced the full list of participating artists on Aug. 31 in addition to pushing out a promotional video for the exhibition on its YouTube channel.
Cultural Features
Chen Chiung-ju has worked in the field of ceramics for over two decades, employing a design style that tends toward a simple, clean look. The central thrust of her work—simplicity over complexity—is also symbolic of her approach to people: the ultimate in purity, refinement, simplicity, and beauty. To pursue the ultimate in making her ceramic works unique among her fellow artists, Chen pursues a cross-disciplinary fusion that incorporates exotic materials uncommon in pottery to create novel and unprecedented works.
Ceramicist | Chen Chiung-ju
Wang Shi-lang’s works, building on his anarchic tendencies, were rife with critique of realism as a style, and he used his short fiction to depict the stories of social activists, laborers, bank tellers, prostitutes, and other such people. Combining his personal experience and the times in which he lived, his writings reflected the reality of society and the sometimes brutal repression of social movements. After the war, he branched out into children’s literature, folk stories, Taiwanese folk culture, and the people and history of Taiwan. His writings on children’s literature have proven a tremendous contribution to the study of Japanese-era history and folk culture, earning him the sobriquet "Taiwan’s Hans Christian Andersen."
Taiwan New Literature Writer | Wang Shi-lang
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