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ISSUE #443
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
Taichung exhibition spotlights heritage restoration efforts
A yearlong exhibition promising to bring Taiwan's historic sites back to life has kicked off at Taichung's Cultural Heritage Park on Dec. 13. Visitors are invited to take a trip down memory lane — with their six senses — and explore history as it unfolds again through interactive presentations.
Bill passed to transform the Taiwan Film Institute
The Legislative Yuan passed a bill that will transform the Taiwan Film Institute from a public-endowed foundation into an administrative corporation on Dec. 10, granting it the status and capabilities of a national organization in a bid to better preserve Taiwan's audiovisual heritage.
Taiwan steps up efforts combining art with technology
To preserve and promote various forms of Taiwan's culture, the Ministry of Culture is excited to explore the potential of combining art with technology. A new wave of cross-sector results debuted in a press conference held in conjunction with an international forum in Taipei on Dec. 3.
Taiwan-Slovakia joint exhibition opens in Taitung
"Exploring the Links: Slovakia Folk Art and Taiwan Indigenous Peoples" at the National Museum of Prehistory in Taitung is a joint exhibition that features the central European country's embroidered folk costumes and the multi-patterned traditional attire of Taiwan's indigenous tribes.
Open Call: Apply before December 27, 2019!
Open call for global art organizations and leading universities interested in organizing a diverse array of enriching activities (shows, exhibits, screenings, forums, workshops, festivals) related to Taiwan's culture. Up to US$40,000 offered per year.
Cultural Features
Changhua's Li Chuen Yuan Beiguan Music Troupe was established in 1811 and has served since as the leading troupe of the Nanyao Temple Matsu pilgrimage festival, an honor that signifies its longstanding importance to the local community of faith.
Li Chuen Yuan Beiguan Music Troupe
Featuring an ancient plaque from 1930, Li Chuen Yuan Music Hall is a single-story building with three connected quarters. Its fully preserved collection of 200-plus manuals, scores, and costumes even include tracks that have never been seen by other Beiguan halls in Taiwan.
Li Chuen Yuan Music Hall
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