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ISSUE #292
Festive Lunar New Year prints from Taiwan are being showcased for the first time at Chelyabinsk, a Russian city close to the Ural Mountains.
The world-renowned Mori Art Museum has invited two Taiwan artists to join its disaster-themed program "Catastrophe and the Power of Art."
Hsu Chia-wei cuts across time and geography to narrate the history of the Malayan tapir and its relations to colonial powers and zoos in Southeast Asia.
Two Taiwan acts have been invited to participate in the inaugural Thailand Biennale — the foremost international exhibition of contemporary arts in Thailand.
Featuring 36 contemporary Taiwanese artists, Taiwan's culture of freedom is being showcased through the arts at the Taipei Representative Office in Singapore.
Ministry Updates
Germany named guest of honor for Taipei book fair
Featuring Germany as its theme nation, the Taipei International Book Exhibition will return to the Taipei World Trade Center for its 27th edition in 2019, which will take place from Feb. 12 through 17 under the theme "Time for Reading."
Crime records of White Terror victims expunged
To mark World Human Rights Day 2018 on Dec. 9, the National Human Rights Museum and the Transitional Justice Commission held a second ceremony expunging the criminal records of injustice victims persecuted during the White Terror.
Yearend party honors veteran traditional artists
The National Center for Traditional Arts invited over 100 traditional theater artists and artisans, including several who hold the "living national treasure" title, to attend a yearend party on Dec. 8. The get-together has been held annually since 2009.
Meeting held to improve disaster readiness
The Ministry of Culture held the "2018 Museum Disaster Preparedness Meeting" on Dec. 5, inviting experts and museum staff members to give speeches and share experiences on emergency management.
Transforming Taipei through partnership
The Ministry of Culture called for a meaningful partnership with the Taipei City Government on Dec. 13 to work together in transforming Taipei through two "cultural corridor" projects.
Cultural Features
Lee Lieh is seen as one of the most efficient producers in the Taiwanese film industry, having made a string of profitable films boasting Taiwanese stars. The breadth of Lee's work means that she needs to master different skills for each of them.
Film Producer | Lee Lieh
Fiber artist Chen Ching-lin, founder of Nantou-based Tennii workshop, uses his artistic background as a western-style painter to create tapestries of art with fabrics and organic dyes that take inspiration from classic Chinese ink wash paintings.
Fiber Artist | Chen Ching-lin
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