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ISSUE #119
Taiwanese singer-songwriter Crowd Lu, metal band Flesh Juicer, and rock trio Sorry Youth are performing at the 2015 Summer Sonic, one of the largest international rock music festivals in Japan.
The Valencia exhibition — “Elogio de la Cultura: El arte de la cerámica taiwanesa pintada” — offers in-depth knowledge of Taiwanese ceramic art from its inception to its present form.
Taiwan is offering two programs at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe – 'Taiwan Season' comprising Tjimur Dance Theatre, Puppet Beings Theatre, and Formosa Circus Art – and 'Island Voices' represented by TAI Body Theatre.
'Micro Micro Revolution' consists of 3 socially engaged art projects from Taiwan: 'A Cultural Action at the Plum Tree Creek,' 'Plant-Matter Needed: The Material World of the Riverbank Amis Tribe 2015,' and '500 Lemon Trees.'
The National Museum of Prehistory has sent its exhibition on Asia’s baby-carrying culture to the Taiwan Academy in New York. The 47 relics will be available to the New York public from March through September.
Ministry Updates
Open Call: 2015 Asia-Pacific Traditional Opera Forum
The inaugural Asia-Pacific Traditional Opera Forum will be held from Aug. 23 through Sept. 1 in Yilan as part of a warmup series leading to the official opening of the Xiqu Center of Taiwan in the coming year.
2016 Open Call: Emerald Initiative for Southeast Asia
The Emerald Initiative is an international grants program that will offer up to NT$900,000 per project. Proposals will be accepted before Sept. 10, 2015 for projects that arrange for Southeast Asian cultural personnel to visit Taiwan.
2016 Open Call: Rainbow Initiative for int'l collaboration
This program will subsidize plans for multinational and multi-disciplinary collaborative cultural projects. Applications for proposals seeking funding in amounts between NT$1 million and NT$10 million are welcomed before Sept. 30, 2015.
Cultural Features
Lin Wen-yueh is a celebrated writer whose unique prose can be characterized by three elements: a philosophical/metaphysical nature, lyrical sentimentality, and a narrative quality that extols 'the silver lining.'
Scholar | Lin Wen-yueh
Wu Ching is a Taiwanese sculptor renowned for working with wood and .9999 grade gold. He is also the first living artist whose work has been purchased by the National Palace Museum in 40 years.
Sculptor | Wu Ching
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