Conceptual artist Lee Ming-wei will hold a month-long exhibition and performance next June at the Pompidou Centre in Paris. It is the first time that the center has extended such an invitation to a Taiwanese artist.
To strengthen the nation’s capabilities in tangible heritage preservation and recovery, the Ministry of Culture has pledged a budget of NT$100 million to help local governments take precautionary measures and fortify regional assets.
The National Museum of Taiwan History has curated a special exhibition commemorating the 70th anniversary of the February 28 Incident in 2017 that highlights the personal perspectives of the common people.
The 2016 Asia Pacific Traditional Arts Festival is taking place concurrently in Yilan and Taipei, offering 16 international performances, showcase by 10 resident artists from Taiwan and abroad, and a two-day global forum on puppetry arts.
Yen Shui-long was a versatile artist who was influenced by Taiwanese, Japanese, and French aesthetics. In addition to creating a wide range of artworks throughout his career, Yen served a pioneering advocate for making the arts a part of everyday life, launching craft workshops and promoting cultural education across the nation.
The Xiqu Center of Taiwan is the first venue established in Taiwan for traditional Chinese performance arts. The objective of the 1.8-hectare center is to preserve such cultural heritage, incorporate contemporary theater ideas, and foster related professionals in the field to develop Taiwan's traditional performance arts.