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ISSUE #314
The Taiwan Cultural Center in Tokyo's "The Mirror of Time: Dry Plate Photography Exhibition" will introduce Taiwan's photographic heritage to Japanese exhibitiongoers.
moCa Cleveland is presenting a group of seminal works by famed Taiwanese artist Lee Mingwei as the centerpiece of its 50th anniversary suite of exhibitions.
Incense offerings, rice paper drawings, and mantra inscriptions by Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai are now on display at the Rubin Museum of Art.
Taiwanese artists Lin Shuen-long and Wang Wen-chih, as well as the Taiwan-based Vocal Asia Festival, have been invited to the triennial event.
"Lightscapes: Re-envisioning the Sanshuihua" hopes to bring forth new interpretations of Chinese landscape ink painting by using art-based methodologies.
Ministry Updates
Minister visits think tanks, incubation centers in DC
Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun met with senior advisors of the DC-based think tank CSIS on May 22 to discuss the collaborative opportunities and future trajectory of the forthcoming Taiwan Creative Content Agency, an independent administrative corporation that will begin its operations in June.
Minister discusses partnership with NYC biennial
Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun met with RoseLee Goldberg, director of the New York-based nonprofit interdisciplinary arts organization Performa, on May 23 to discuss collaborative opportunities and Taiwan's inclusion to the 2019 Performa Biennial this November.
Minister attends NYC exhibition on rare Taiwanese art
Minister of Culture Cheng Li-chiun attended the opening ceremony of a New York exhibition featuring the donated collection of the late Dr. Hsu Hong-yen on May 23, noting that Dr. Hsu was not only a collector of Taiwanese art, but an aggregator of Taiwanese art history.
Open Call: Fulbright grants for Taiwan professionals
The Ministry of Culture and Fulbright Taiwan are now offering Fulbright grants for non-academic professionals in four areas — arts administration, policy research and development, international marketing (in art and culture), and copyright policy studies (in art and culture).
Human rights museum celebrates first anniversary
The National Human Rights Museum celebrated its first anniversary on May 17, the day when it was established in 2018 and the date when the first large-scale shipments of political victims were escorted to Green Island for "thought reformation" during Taiwan's martial-law era known as White Terror.
Cultural Features
The earliest documentary evidence of Taiwan's rush-weaving culture dates back to 1728. Its earliest proponents were women of indigenous plains tribes, and later, the Han, who discovered that this particular variety of bulrush was fragrant and skin-friendly and it soon became a popular contributor to housewares.
Taiwan Yuan-li Handiwork Association
Shen Chao-liang focuses on social landscapes and the circumstances of human lives, with the scope and details of each themed set coming into focus with the aggregation of photographs. He is currently working as a freelance photographer, photography critic, and a part-time assistant university professor.
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