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ISSUE #544
Ku Ling-Lin's "The Practice of Disguise" residency program, which received the Innovator Award Honorable Mention from the International Sculpture Center among artists from 44 countries, will be launching an exhibition at the Atrium Gallery of the 18th Street Arts Center from Nov. 15 to Dec. 17.
Taiwanese artist Wu Chi-tsung's solo exhibition "jing-atmospheres" will take place at the Sean Kelly Gallery in New York from Nov. 5 to Dec. 18 to present his "Cyano-Collage" series as well as representative videos, installation works that integrate Western and Eastern aesthetics.
"Wet Networks" features artifacts and commissioned projects from "Geek Camp 2021: Neversink Never Ever" at the Watershed Gallery, Queens Museum from Oct. 30 to Jan. 30, 2022. The exhibition is supported by the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, mainly organized by the Queens Museum and presented in partnership with Rhizome and CycleX.
Ministry Updates
22nd National Award for Arts announces seven winners
The 22nd National Award for Arts announced seven winners on Dec. 8, which includes writer Ping Lu, documentary maker Huang Ming-chuan, Beiguan musician Chiu Huo-jung, choreographer Bulareyaung Pagarlava, performance troupe founder Wang Rong-yu, landscape architect Kuo Chung-dwan, and filmmaker and actress Sylvia Chang.
Photographer Tzeng Chin-fa receives acclaim at BIFA
"Taiwan's First Ba Jia Jiang Eighth Generals," a photographic work by Miaoli-based photographer Tzeng Chin-fa featuring a "rice dumplings master" dressed up as a Ba Jia Jiang (Eight Generals) dancer, was honored as one of the top ten best event photographs at the 2020 Budapest International Foto Awards.
Presidential citation awarded to late Hakka preserver
To honor the late Hakka cultural preserver Hsu Teng-chih for her contributions to the transmission and preservation of Hakka culture and language, Minister of Culture Lee Yung-te conferred a posthumous presidential citation on behalf of President Tsai Ing-wen in a ceremony held on Dec. 6.
Cultural Features
Pu Tian-sheng, known as "Taiwan's number one sculptor," was a pioneer of Western classical sculpture in Taiwan. He gained renown for his figure sculpture work, showing a particular gift for interpreting the texture of his figures in his pieces. His works not only captured a microcosm of modern Taiwanese society but also stand as witness to the diversity of the field, from tradition to postmodernism. Pu once remarked, "I have given my life to sculpture, and it, in turn, has given life to me."
Master Sculptor | Pu Tian-sheng
Sangpuy Katatepan Mavaliyw is a singer from the indigenous Pinyumayan people and has won the Golden Melody Award for Best Singer (Indigenous Language) twice, with the judges remarking that his "soulful vocals make him an icon for a new generation of Taiwanese voices."
Indigenous Singer | Sangpuy Katatepan Mavaliyw
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