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ISSUE #652
The Taipei Fine Arts Museum collaborates with the SculptureCenter in New York to present the "Small World Cinema," showcasing moving image works from the "Taipei Biennial 2023 – Small World" to the U.S. audience. 
The Thailand Biennale 2023 kicked off in Chiang Rai on Dec. 9. This year's theme is "Open World." Among 60 artists from around the globe, three Taiwanese artists were invited to showcase their artworks.   
The U.S.-based Taiwanese artist Lee Ming-wei's solo exhibition "Lee Mingwei: Rituals of Care" is open at the de Young Museum of the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. It is deemed as one of the unmissable exhibitions in 2024. 
Ministry Updates
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Taiwanese comic book "Son of Formosa" won the 7th Émile Guimet Prize for Asian Literature in the new category of graphic novel. One of its authors, Yu Pei-yun, attended the award ceremony in Paris.  
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"The Island Scene," a curatorial project featured at the Matsu Biennial 2023, won the prestigious 2024 iF Design Award. Consisting of eight unique works, this project transforms the military history and folk culture of the Matsu Islands into landscape art.
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The 17th International Manga Award, hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, took place on Mar. 5. Among 587 submissions, the Taiwanese manga "Wind Chaser Under the Blue Sky," created by Jason Chien, won the gold prize.
Cultural Features
Born in 1936 in Tainan's Gueiren District during the period of Japanese rule, Lin Chih-hsin was admitted to the Department of Arts of the Tainan Normal School in 1952, where he was introduced to wood engraving for printmaking by his teacher Chang Lin-shu. Lin's works later were printed on several well-known publications.
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The Yingge Ceramics Museum is located in the Yingge District of New Taipei City. The plan to establish the Yingge Ceramics Museum was proposed in 1998. Officially opened for public visiting on Nov. 26, 2000, it is the first museum that highlights ceramics crafts and products in Taiwan. 
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