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ISSUE #144
The 2016 Cloud Gate U.S. tour is offering 'Rice,' the human drama of environmental devastation and resurrection told through the life cycle of the humble crop plant.
A photography exhibition offering a glimpse of the structural changes in Taiwan brought upon by environmental and political shifts is currently on display in Paris.
'The Book Garden,' a solo exhibition featuring sculptures made by artist Chen Long-bin from upcycling old books, is being staged at the San Antonio Central Library.
Metallic crafts and jewelry that have received acclaim from Taiwan's premier crafts competition are on display at the National Ornamental Metal Museum of Tennessee.
'The Inspired Island II,' a documentary series on seven eminent writers based in Taiwan and Hong Kong, is now available at Broadway Circuit Palace ifc.
Ministry Updates
Taipei | 'Taiwan Craft in Movement'
For those interested in the contemporary evolution of local craftsmanship, a special exhibition showcasing recent Taiwanese crafts that have seized international awards is currently running at the NTCRI Taipei Branch.
Taipei | 'Deconstruction'
'Deconstruction' by heritage preservationist Li Chien-lang is an exhibition of architectural drawings featuring the National Taiwan Museum and its affiliated exhibition halls, whose collective history spans a full century.
Taipei | 'Musemble City'
The National Taiwan Museum is currently hosting a special exhibition featuring architectural images and labyrinth installations to coincide with its centennial anniversary of establishment.
Taichung | 'The 31st Annual Exhibition of New Year Prints'
To usher in the Year of the Monkey, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts is offering an exhibition displaying award-winning Chinese zodiac prints from its annual printmaking competition.
Taichung | 'The Wind Will Still Blow Tomorrow'
To commemorate the centennial birthday of the late artist Lin Chih-chu, who was revered as the foremost authority on eastern gouache paintings in Taiwan, his most memorable works are being shown in Taichung City.
Taichung | 'Hung Yi's Wonderland'
The exhibition presents artist Hung Yi's creation of whimsical sculptures from the past three years, ranging from animal- and plant-looking steel works that are given life by Hung with bold colors and Chinese cultural motifs.
Taitung | 'Kulumah in!'
The hunting culture of Taiwan's indigenous Bunan tribe is celebrated in an exhibition that brings relics housed by the National Taiwan Museum back to their hometown Haiduan Township in Taitung.
Taitung | 'Voyage to the Oriental Treasure Island'
A special exhibition curated by the National Museum of Prehistory in cooperation with the Dutch trade office will help visitors better understand the original Dutch adventurers and how they saw Formosa in the 17th century.
Tainan | 'Museum for Everyone'
To mark the fifth anniversary of the National Museum of Taiwan History, 'Museum for Everyone: Exhibition of Donated Collection, 2011-2015' highlights the significance of private collections in delineating Taiwanese history.
Grants offered for Southeast Asian artists
To foster deeper and more diverse collaboration in the arts among the cultural communities of Southeast Asia and Taiwan, a grants program offering up to NT$900,000 per project will accept proposals through March 15, 2016.
Spotlight Taiwan: 2016 Open Call
New overseas partners interested in co-organizing enriching activities related to Taiwan's culture may receive up to US$50,000 per year for an approved project.
Cultural Features
As a poet, novelist, editor, and doctor, Lai Ho was the people's champion and was given many titles, including 'The Godfather of Nativist Literature' and 'Matsu of Changhua County.'
Writer | Lai Ho
Lin Shuen-long is a Taiwanese installation artist whose artworks serve to connect people with their land and boost the public's awareness of environmental and demographic issues.
Installation Artist | Lin Shuen-long
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