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ISSUE #573
With the facilitation of the Taiwan Cultural Center in Paris, Taiwanese contemporary artist Tu Wei-Cheng launches his solo exhibition "The Future of Now: Bu Num Civilization in the Rijksmuseum" at the Museum of Asian Arts in Nice, France from Apr. 27 to July 3.
"WITHIN Taiwan's Selected VR Works," a touring exhibition showcases Taiwanese VR works in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 15 through July 17. This exhibition presents the cross-disciplinary works of Taiwanese digital artists who integrate technology and culture in their creations.
Taiwanese artist Chang En-man presents her work "Floating system for Snails,” one of her series of works based on "giant African snail," at the Fulda river as part of the 15th edition of Documenta, the famed quinquennial exhibition that takes place in a German city of Kassel from June 18 through Sep. 25.
Ministry Updates
"Tank Fairy" wins award at LGBTQ+ film festival in the US
Directed by a queer American filmmaker Erich Rettstadt, Taiwanese short film "Tank Fairy" was awarded the Best Narrative Short Award at the 46th Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, the world’s largest showcase of queer cinema, on June 26 in the US.
Lithuanian delegation visits NTMoFA to build bilateral ties
To promote art exchanges between Taiwan and Lithuania, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts launched two exhibitions "Uncoverings: The Search for Identity in Lithuanian Photography" and "Covered Reality: Archival Orientation and Identity in Taiwanese Contemporary Photography" on April 9.
Presidential citation honors late face tattoos preserver
A posthumous presidential citation from President Tsai Ing-wen was awarded to the late preserver of indigenous face tattoos Ipay Wilang, who passed away on June 18. Deputy Minister of Culture Hsiao Tsung-huang presented the presidential citation to Ipay Wilang’s eldest daughter Kimi Uwy on June 25 at the memorial service.
Cultural Features
Multiple award-winning vocalist Wing Luo Wen-yu is widely known for his singing in both the Mandarin and Hakka language, as well as for his work as a songwriter and producer. His works resound with the warmth of Hakka culture and a respect for nature and the world. In 2021, he was honored with the Best Hakka Singer Award at the 32nd Golden Melody Awards for his album "When The Sun Rises."
Hakka Singer | Wing Luo Wen-yu
Golden Bough Theatre was founded by Wang Rong-yu. The name "Golden Bough" is derived from the famous anthropological work "The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion," in which a story is told of how priests and prophets bribed the gatekeepers of Hell with branches of gold and snuck into Hell seeking adventure. Wang wanted to draw on this mythical name for his troupe, which aims to lead the audience onto profound adventures.
Golden Bough Theatre
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