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ISSUE #624
To commemorate 30 years of friendship and to deepen the cultural exchanges between Taiwan and Israel, Taiwanese indigenous artist Yosifu Kacaw was invited to host his solo exhibition "Love: Without Borders" at Design Terminal Bat Yam in Israel. The exhibition is running until July 2.
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.
Organized by the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, a project titled "Diachronic Apparatuses of Taiwan – Architecture as on-going details within landscape" is exhibited at Palazzo delle Prigioni in Venice, Italy from May 20 to November 26.
Ministry Updates
MOC's "Culture Points" app took the top spot for the most downloaded app on both iOS and Android during the first week of its release. Young adults between the age of 18 and 21 can redeem NT$1200 worth of "Culture Points" via the app to spend on arts and culture.
The 2023 Golden Melody Awards & Festival (GMA) kicked off its tenth-anniversary celebration with an opening ceremony at Corner Max in Taipei on June 27. After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the festival is resuming its domestic and international physical business activities for the first time.
Two Taiwanese artists, Lee Ming-chieh and Tian Zi-ping, have been selected to participate in the "2022-2024 Taiwan and Australia Choreography Exchange Program." Now in its second year, the program aims to further enhance the initial exchanges that took place during the first-year online laboratory and residency.
Cultural Features
Yang Li-hua is a well-known star of Taiwanese opera, and is also the founder of "radio opera" and "television opera" in Taiwan. She was born into poverty and did not receive a formal education, but both of her parents were opera actors. While she was still under 10 years old, Yang joined the well-known Yi Chun Yuan opera troupe in Yilan, of which her mother was a member. Her first performance was well-received due to her excellent acting skills.
Chen Mei Yun Taiwanese Opera Troupe's "Blooming Tiger's Claw Flowers" won the National Traditional Drama First Prize in 2000 and was the first traditional Taiwanese opera to be performed in the National Theater by an outdoor theater troupe. Over the years, university professors across the country have made it required viewing material for traditional drama studies.
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