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ISSUE #453
An exhibition that offers an up-close look at Taiwanese beliefs surrounding the afterlife is now underway at Musée départemental des Arts asiatiques.
Yuan Jai is well-known for her large-format works using ink and color that bridge the gap between Eastern traditional paintings and Western avant-garde art.
San Francisco's Chinese Culture Center is hosting a solo exhibition titled "Homing" by installation artist Hung Tzu Ni to examine the spatial impact of light and sound.
A grand showcase of the enigmatic Ming dynasty painter Qiu Yang at the Los Angeles County Museum of Arts features paintings from Taiwan's National Palace Museum.
Tong Yang-tze, one of Taiwan's foremost calligraphers and the 2020 Wong Chai Lok Calligraphy Fellow, is being featured by Cornell University's Johnson Museum of Art.
Taiwanese artists Lee Mingwei and Tehching Hsieh have been invited to partake in the Rubin Museum of Art's annual spring exhibition titled "Measure Your Existence."
Ministry Updates
Relief measures to help the arts weather COVID-19
To help the cultural and arts sectors deal with the impact of COVID-19, the Ministry of Culture has sent proposals to the Executive Yuan addressing four aspects, including drafting relief measures aimed at reducing the burden of the situation on businesses, groups, and individuals working in these industries.
Picture books revisit dark chapters in Taiwan’s history
The National Human Rights Museum exhibited eight picture book proposals that tell stories of Taiwan's dark past on Feb. 15 as part of efforts to cultivate an understanding of human rights from an early age.
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Open Call: LA residency seeking Taiwan film professionals
The Taiwan Academy in LA has teamed up with Film Independent, a US nonprofit dedicated to indie cinema, to invite 15 Taiwanese filmmakers for a seven-day residency in the very city that is widely regarded as home of the American film industry.
Cultural Features
As the sun rises over the Pacific Ocean, magnificent clouds are reflected on the sea. On the hills near the South-Link Line of the Taiwan Railways Administration, an eye-catching white schoolhouse faces the waters. Once a beautiful elementary school, it has now been transformed into a wood workshop by the local indigenous community.
Sunrise Driftwood Workshop
The history of cochin ware pottery in Taiwan can be traced back to the 19th century, when Ye Wang of Tainan became Taiwan's first master of the art. For his help in replicating and teaching the techniques used by Ye, Lin Kuang-i was named by the government as a national preserver of cochin ware crafts in 2010.
Cochin Ware Master | Lin Kuang-i
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