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ISSUE #599
With the support of the Cultural Center of Taiwan in Paris, Taiwan-based Malaysian director Tsai Ming-liang will present an installation art and film retrospective exhibition titled "une quête" at the Centre Pompidou in France from Nov. 25, 2022, to Jan. 2, 2023.
From Nov. 26 to Jan. 22, 2023, an exhibition focusing on the century-old history of Taiwan's rental bookstores and manga is at the Kitakyushu Manga Museum in Japan. In Taiwan, rental bookstores began in 1895 during the Japanese colonial era and trace a similar history to that of Japan.
A total of 28 art pieces by Taiwanese craftsmen of different generations are displayed at an exhibition under the theme of "Green Talk—Taiwan Craft So Well" at Twin Oaks Estate in Washington D.C. from Oct. 5, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023. The exhibition aims to spark conversations revolving around three aspects.
Ministry Updates
MOC website now available in Bahasa Indonesia
The official website of Taiwan's Ministry of Culture is now available in Bahasa Indonesia, in addition to its current versions including English, Japanese, Spanish, and French, to expand Taiwan's presence across Southeast Asia. The new website will introduce Taiwan's arts and culture to Indonesian-speaking website visitors.
Taiwan comic artists win Japan Int
The list of winners includes Taiwanese manga artist Monday Recover and screenwriter Chen Chiao-jung, who won a silver award for their comic work "See you there and us;" comic artists Lai Kai and Yeh Yu-tung (葉羽桐) both earned bronze awards for their works "The Justice" and "Cat Swordsman."
American film critic J. Hoberman praised Hou Hsiao-hsien's film "Millennium Mambo" to be "not only the most pop movie the great Taiwanese filmmaker has ever made but, intermittently, among the most astonishingly beautiful." The review was published in The New York Times on Dec. 23.
Cultural Features
To help keep the culture of the indigenous Tsou people alive in Xinyi Township, Nantou County, the Nantou Forest Management Office and the National Taiwan University Experimental Forest Management Office cooperated with Mahavun Elementary School in 2021, inviting Mo'o Yasiyungu, a member of the Tsou tribe in Alishan Township, Chiayi, to bring together local indigenous youths to work on some traditional construction work.
Preserver of Traditional Tsou Building | Mo
Members of the Formosa Circus Art come from a variety of performance disciplines, from acrobatics and juggling to street dance, contemporary dance, and theater. Together, they form the only modern Taiwanese circus troupe with more than ten full-time members. The troupe is also the only one to have continuously received awards from the Taiwanese government every year since 2017.
Formosa Circus Art
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