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ISSUE #631
The 76th Edinburgh Fringe Festival features works from Taiwan including "World in A Word" by Double & Cross Theater Group, "#Since1994" by Eye Catching Circus, "The Way Back" by The Double Theater, and "Duo" by 0471 Acro Physical Theater.
With the support of the Taiwan Cultural Center in Japan and the National Culture and Arts Foundation, an exhibition featuring collaborative artworks of three Taiwanese artists is held at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media in Japan from June 3 to Sep. 3.
Taiwanese artists present their creations to showcase the close connection between vegetation and human lifestyle at the Rencontres d'Arles, an annual photography festival in France, with an aim to use art as a medium to increase ecological awareness.
Ministry Updates
Culture Minister Shih Che visited the exhibition "Memory Shadow Spatial Traces: 2023 Yen Ming-hung Art Exhibition" at the Museum of Fiber Arts in Taichung City on Aug. 13. The artist Yen Ming-hung introduced the minister to his creations inspired by Taiwan's landscapes and cultures.
The Ministry of Culture has unveiled the main visual for the upcoming Creative Expo Taiwan 2023, which was designed by Feng Yu. A total of 24 elements representing the venue, content, and essence of the Expo were arranged in the shape of Taiwan using three-dimensional designs.
Puppet Beings Theater made its U.S. debut with "The Paper Play" at the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC. Ahead of their visit to the city, the troupe was featured in the arts section of The New York Times on Aug. 8, mentioning that their performance "The Paper Play" is "a more joyful exploration of paper’s possibilities."
Cultural Features
Terore Lailai, a Paiwan woodcarver, hails from the Puljetji Village (also known as Jiaxing Village in Mandarin) in Taiwu Township, Pingtung County. In 2022, the Pingtung County Government officially recognized the Paiwan wood carving of Taiwu Township as a local traditional craft and designate woodcarver Terore Lailai as a preserver of this piece of cultural heritage.
The Museum of Archaeology, Tainan Branch of the National Museum of Prehistory officially opened on Oct. 19, 2019 at the Southern Taiwan Science Park. The museum covers an area of 2.44 hectares, with a lower level and four upper levels. The museum building was designed by Taiwanese architect Kris Yao, who presented the concept of exploring downward, introspecting, and interweaving the past with the present.
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