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ISSUE #537
The third edition of Setouchi Asia Forum organized by well-known Japanese curator Fram Kitagawa will be held on Oct. 17. Renowned Taiwanese architect Huang Sheng-yuan, artist Wang Wen-chih, and illustrator Jimmy have been invited to attend the event, where they will appear remotely from Taiwan via video link.
Returning for its second edition, the Taiwan Film Festival Edinburgh has announced its lineup, which includes a range of Taiwanese films dating from the 1930s to 2020. The festival will hold a free digital program of films, as well as in-person screenings and digital talks at the Glasgow Film Theatre and the Summerhall in Edinburgh, Scotland from Oct. 25 to 31.
Organized by the Cultural Division of the Taipei Representative Office in Germany and the Kunsthalle Winterthur art museum, Taiwanese contemporary artist Su Hui-yu's two comprehensive video installations will be on view at the museum in Switzerland until Nov. 14.
Ministry Updates
National Languages Development Convention launches
The official "National Languages Development Convention" was jointly launched online and offline by the Ministry of Culture, the Council of Indigenous Peoples, and the Hakka Affairs Councils at the National Taiwan Normal University on Oct. 9.
32rd Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music
National Center for Traditional Arts hosted the ceremony for the 32rd Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music on Oct. 9, at the same time revealing the winners of the 18 categories, the Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te expressing his support for the winners and paying tribute to all the artists and the jury panel for their hard work.
Ministry of Culture announces Arts FUN voucher winners
The Ministry of Culture announced after a live-streamed draw held on Oct. 13 that more than 810,000 people have won the first round of the "Arts FUN NEXT TO GO" vouchers, and winners can claim their electronic vouchers by downloading the "Arts Fun NEXT APP" from Oct. 20 onwards, while the paper vouchers will be available for redemption from Nov. 11 onwards.
Cultural Features
In Ray He's view, comics are similar to films, they are the best mediums for telling a story visually. Ray once said that although she has been in the habit of drawing since she was a child, her path to comics art was a winding one, starting with art classes through elementary and high school, spending her childhood drawing away while watching television. After senior high, she would continue to draw simple comics, and the narrative and storyboard skills that she developed in college as a film student were nourishments for her work in comics.
Comic Artist | Ray He
Li Hsing himself was a walking history of Taiwanese cinema, having made over 50 films in his lifetime and spared no effort to promote cross-strait film exchanges, film restoration, and film preservation. With the establishment of the Directors’ Guild of the Republic of China in 1989, Li was elected as the first chairman of the Board of Directors, and the following year, he became the chairman of the Golden Horse International Film Festival Executive Committee.
Godfather of Taiwanese Cinema | Li Hsing
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