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ISSUE #238
Taiwan mixed media artist Wu Chi-tsung is holding a showcase of his residency at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, a Berlin-based international cultural center.
'Power, Haunting, and Resilience' – an art exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of the lifting of martial law in Taiwan – is currently on view at Cornell University.
'Taiwan's Lost Commercial Cinema – Recovered and Restored' is a symposium and a seven-nation Europe tour featuring 10 iconic Taiwanese-language films.
'What Do You See?' features seven up-and-coming Taiwanese artists on the subject of reality and the ways people interpret the world through sight and language.
Taiwanese artist Shake employs unique Taiwanese topography as a metaphor to represent the island's geopolitical history and present condition.
Ministry Updates
Draft bill on transitional justice clears Legislative Yuan
The Legislative Yuan passed the draft bill governing the implementation of transitional justice in Taiwan on Dec. 5. The bill is touted as another building block in the foundation of Taiwan's ever-deepening democracy.
Ministry seeks reconstruction of Taiwan music history
In preparation for the 'Reconstruction of Taiwan Music History' project, the Ministry of Culture held a two-day symposium on Dec. 2 and 3 to explore the current situation and future prospects of Taiwan's music history.
Deputy Yang touts Taiwan's culture, tech vision in UK
Deputy Culture Minister Dr. Pierre Tzu-pao Yang delivered a talk at King's College London on Nov. 23, in which he explained how Taiwan hopes to promote cultural equality by combining culture with technology in an innovative manner.
Cultural Features
Dubbed the 'Chopin of Taiwan,' Jiang Wen-ye was one of the most talented composers born in colonial Taiwan and the first Taiwanese composer to win an Olympic medal at the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin. However, he was sent to labor camp during the Cultural Revolution.
Composer Jiang Wen-ye
Embracing the concept of 'hybrid,' Luxury Logico incorporates music, visual art, and installation to explore human society, and to find balance between technology and culture. The group's latest work was the kinetic flaming cauldron commissioned by the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei.
Luxury Logico
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