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ISSUE #504
Taiwan Academy Los Angeles collaborated with ACSEA to present "2021 LunarFest" in celebration of the upcoming Year of the Ox. Themed "Family is Everything," LunarFest will launch a series of virtual and in-person events till Feb. 28.
The 2021 Taiwan International Light Festival (TILF) will take place at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (NTMoFA) in Taichung from Feb. 6 through Mar. 28.
Taiwanese literature will be highlighted at the BCLT's "International Literary Translation and Creative Writing Summer School 2021." Five Taiwanese translators will be selected by the National Museum of Taiwan to receive full funding to attend the Summer School.
Ministry Updates
Minister Lee visits Taitung
Minister Lee journeyed to Taitung to visit the many art and cultural parks in the southeast coastal county. He expressed his hope that the rich cultural diversity and creative environment in Taitung will transform Taitung into an important international landmark.
Woodblock print artist vows to keep ancient craft alive
Lunar New Year print, also known as woodblock print or nianhua, is a type of traditional folk art that people use as festive decorations. Artist Chu Chin-cheng shares the technique of making woodblock prints, and his passion in keeping this traditional folk art alive.
NTMoFA showcases Taiwanese art from overseas
Taichung-based NTMoFA will be holding the "Taiwanese Art Treasures Preserved Overseas – The homecoming Exhibition of the Sun Ten Collection" from Mar. 20 to Jun. 27. There will be 232 pieces of artworks by 195 Taiwanese artists born between 1871 and 1989 on display, as part of Sun Ten Museum's collection in Irvine, California.
Cultural Features
As a pioneering gouache painter in Taiwan, Kuo Hsueh-hu was one of the first artists who depicted everyday Taiwanese culture and scenery in grand paintings. Deeply inspired by the daily life and natural scenery of Taiwan, his 1930 work "Festival on South Street" illustrates a historical scene in Taipei that arouses a sense of nostalgia among older generations.
Painter | Kuo Hsueh-hu
Wu Ming-yi is an award-winning author, professor, and naturalist whose works encompass fiction, prose, literary theory, and essays. Wu Ming-yi's well-acclaimed short story collection "The Illusionist on the Skywalk and Other Stories" has recently been adapted into a television drama series produced by PTS and premiered on February 2021.
Writer | Wu Ming-yi
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