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ISSUE #470
In collaboration with the C.F. Koo Foundation, the Ministry of Culture initiated the "TaiwanEYE Online Showcase" project to help promote 10 Taiwanese performing arts troupes during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ministry Updates
Minister avows Taiwan’s cultural sustainability
Taiwanese Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te vowed to provide local cultural facilities with more resources as a concrete step towards revitalizing cultural assets and intangible heritage when visiting three Changhua-based sites.
Minister Lee visits SYS Memorial Hall for art
The Minister visited the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei to see two exhibitions — a retrospective commemorating the first year of artist Lee Chi-mao's death, and a grand collection of chops, scrolls, and inscriptions by seal carver Hsueh Ping-nan.
Residency opportunities offered by top R&D lab
To support interdisciplinary cooperation in the arts, the Ministry of Culture has partnered with ITRI to kick off a unique art-technology residency program to encourage research institutions to open their laboratories for artistic collaboration.
MOU signed on underwater heritage preservation
The Bureau of Cultural Heritage signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Academy of Marine Research, a Kaohsiung-based think tank, to facilitate underwater archaeological research and heritage management.
Literary restaurant opens at Tainan museum
The National Museum of Taiwan Literature has opened a new restaurant ahead of the long-awaited Dragon Boat Festival holidays. Located at the side entrance of the Tainan museum, the vegan-friendly "Minimou" serves up a literary menu.
Cultural Features
Widely recognized as a figure too prominent to overlook when discussing the trajectory of Taiwan's fine arts, Lin Yu-shan, son of a framing shop's owner, created paintings that bear witness to several stages of Taiwan's historical and cultural transformation.
Painter | Lin Yu-shan
Lin Yu-shan's 1930 painting "Lotus Pond" impeccably captures how sunlight lent its bright hues to pond waters. In 2015, the piece became the first-ever modern painting to receive the nation's highest designation for antiquities.
National Treasure | Lotus Pond
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