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ISSUE #653
The Taipei Fine Arts Museum collaborates with the SculptureCenter in New York to present the "Small World Cinema," showcasing moving image works from the "Taipei Biennial 2023 – Small World" to the U.S. audience. 
The Thailand Biennale 2023 kicked off in Chiang Rai on Dec. 9. This year's theme is "Open World." Among 60 artists from around the globe, three Taiwanese artists were invited to showcase their artworks.   
The U.S.-based Taiwanese artist Lee Ming-wei's solo exhibition "Lee Mingwei: Rituals of Care" is open at the de Young Museum of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. It is deemed as one of the unmissable exhibitions in 2024. 
Ministry Updates
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The National Museum of History marked its grand reopening with an inaugural fashion show on Mar. 8, where the museum's collections were transformed into extravagant fashion pieces.  
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The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts announced the curation team for the 2024 Asian Art Biennial on Mar. 7. The event is scheduled to take place in November of this year.
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Crystalline glaze master Sun Chao passed away on Feb. 19 at the age of 96. Culture Minister Shih Che expressed his heartfelt condolences upon hearing this news, commending Sun's unparalleled contribution to Taiwan's contemporary ceramics. 
Cultural Features
As an indigenous member of contemporary society, Vava once expressed "I am the kind of aborigine who does eat at McDonald's and KFC.” Urban life nevertheless aroused his nostalgia for the Bunun tribe, which became a prevalent theme in his literary works. 
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To honor the artistic achievements and contributions of artist Hung Ken-shen, the Penghu County Government transformed a historical building into the Hung Ken-shen Art Museum. The museum aims to become a significant hub for ink wash painting, fostering the development of contemporary ink wash art in the region.
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