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ISSUE #461
Ministry Updates
World Book Day marked with year-long digital tours
For World Book Day, the Ministry of Culture has rolled out a series of online tours to connect readers with Taiwan's land, culture, and literature during the COVID-19 crisis. The physical tours will resume when the pandemic is under control.
Golden Melody Awards postponed to October
Taiwan's star-studded Golden Melody Awards (GMAs) ceremony has been rescheduled from June to October amid travel restrictions and safety concerns. The announcement of this year's nominees will also be pushed back to mid-July.
Taiwan launches digital platform for exploring art
To make art more accessible amid the coronavirus epidemic, the National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute launched a platform for online exhibitions using 3D and VR technology, offering a way of exploring culture from home.
Cultural Features
Hsieh Chia-heng's works are a hybrid fusion of influences from Spanish luster-glazing techniques and Taiwan's transportation culture, resulting in ceramic sculptures that appear to be made of metal, stone, or even marble.
Glaze Artist | Hsieh Chia-heng
Sophie Hong is a well-esteemed textile artist and fashion designer who brought Taiwanese designs to the international stage. She is also a painter, sculptor, jewelry maker, and shoemaker renowned for her command of color, texture, and creativity.
Textile Artist | Sophie Hong
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