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ISSUE #442
Featuring eight artists from Taiwan, the "Cosmopolis #2 – Repenser l'humain" biennale organized by the Pompidou Centre is themed "rethinking the human."
"The Essential and the Invisible" at the Madrid-based Museo ABC is the first show in Spain on the original works of Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy Liao.
Taiwan artist Chou Yu-cheng is one of the 55 international artists who have been invited to participate in the 2019 Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale.
Art Bank Taiwan has partnered up with the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Holy See for a special light-themed art show.
Ministry Updates
Taiwan marks human rights day with ceremony
A special ceremony was held on Dec. 7 in Taiwan to mark International Human Rights Day and the 40th anniversary of the Kaohsiung Incident, a watershed moment in Taiwanese history when the government cracked down on pro-democracy demonstrations on Dec. 10, 1979.
1979 Kaohsiung Incident commemorated with forum
The National Human Rights Museum held an international conference on Dec. 5 to mark the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Kaohsiung Incident, a 1979 political crackdown widely considered to be a turning point in Taiwan's transition from authoritarian rule to budding democracy.
Lukang Matsu temple upgraded to national historic site
Lukang Tianhou Temple, which was established in 1591 in dedication to the sea goddess Matsu, has been upgraded to a national historic site, the highest protective status a building can achieve in Taiwan, the Ministry of Culture announced on Dec. 2, bringing the total number of such sites to 106.
Consensus reached on sales tax exemption for art sales
To promote the creation of art and boost the trading market, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Finance have reached a consensus to expand the mechanisms of exemption from business tax under the provisions of the Culture and Arts Reward Act to sales at art exhibitions.
Chen Cheng-po
The National Museum of History and the National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall are jointly holding a special exhibition titled "From Lines to Network — Chen Cheng-po and His Collection of Painting and Calligraphy" through Feb. 8, 2020 at the Taipei-based memorial hall.
Cultural Features
The Mepuwal tribe, an indigenous Atayal settlement in Taiwan's Miaoli County, has been rebuilding traditional weaving culture in recent years, with villagers also planting ramie and other plants on nearby slopes for textile use and natural dyes.
Lihang Workshop
Cursory information on the late Taiwanese composer Hsu Shih might lead readers to believe that he was the son of a wealthy family who wanted to focus on making music. His life's story as told by his family, however, tell a different tale.
Composer | Hsu Shih
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