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ISSUE #446

Taiwan's Contemporary Legend Theatre is performing its critically acclaimed play "King Lear" at the Santiago a Mil International Festival.
"The Essential and the Invisible" at the Madrid-based Museo ABC is the first show in Spain on the original works of Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao.
An exhibition that offers an up-close look at Taiwanese beliefs surrounding the afterlife is now underway at Musée départemental des Arts asiatiques.
Taiwanese artists A-Sun Wu and Paloma Chang are holding a two-part exhibition to showcase their artworks at Galerie Vallois in Paris.
Art Bank Taiwan has partnered up with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Holy See for a special light-themed art show.
Ministry Updates
Eight-year plan approved to strengthen C-LAB
The Executive Yuan has approved an eight-year program to transform the Taipei-based Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB) into a creative powerhouse that encourages the convergence of contemporary art, technology, and society.
Symposium uncovers Taiwan’s rich history of music
As part of the Ministry of Culture's ongoing efforts to reconstruct Taiwan's music history, an annual international symposium on Taiwan's contemporary music development took place on Dec. 6 and 7 at the Taiwan Traditional Theatre Center.
Taiwan Comic Base showcases residency program results
After two months of working on their creations as residency artists at the Taiwan Comic Base, three sets of talented artists are showcasing their completed works from Dec. 31, 2019 until Jan. 12, 2020 at Taipei's leading comics destination.
Artists, scholars share southbound exchanges
The Ministry of Culture held the "Traditions and Innovations: A Southbound Gathering" event to showcase the latest accomplishments of ongoing southbound projects and cultural exchanges on Dec. 13 at Taipei's Huashan 1914 Creative Park.
Books, documentaries on senior artists now available
A total of 10 books and four documentary films on senior Taiwanese artists is now available from the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. This latest installment is part of the Ministry of Culture's efforts to preserve the nation's artistic legacy.
Cultural Features
Late Taiwanese artist Lin Chih-chu devoted his life to raising the status of eastern gouache, which is also known as dis-temper or glue-color painting. Moreover, he had been at the forefront of efforts to promote this culturally significant style of painting.
Painter | Lin Chih-chu
Shiy De-jinn was a prominent figure among the post-war artists who crossed the strait and adopted Taiwan as their homeland. He sought to inject new vitality and thought into classic Chinese paintings while drawing upon local sights and scenes.
Painter | Shiy De-jinn
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