Guided by the philosophy of "supporting businesses, caring for workers, and protecting the self-employed," the Ministry of Culture's special coronavirus relief budget for culture and the arts is being expanded in response to the projected impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Museum of Taiwan Literature invites visitors to travel back in time through the eyes of Sato Haruo, a late Japanese literato who visited Taiwan in 1920. More effective than pictures of scenic vistas, Sato's words captured the essence of Taiwan's folk culture under Japanese rule.
"im-mà-gi-nà" is an international exhibition featuring artists from 24 different nations. Visitors to the Taipei branch of NTCRI will be able to see the process of how one-dimensional sketches and notebook scribbles are transformed into sculptural jewelry.
Known as "the glaze magician," Hsieh Chia-heng is Taiwan's first ceramic artist to mold steam locomotives and trains from clay. His works are a hybrid fusion of influences from Spanish luster-glazing techniques and Taiwanese transportation culture.
With more than 40 years of experience, Liu Chien-shao manages to capture each detail in a flourish of thread and color. Little did she know, she would stitch her way into Taiwanese art history and be bestowed the title of "National Living Treasure" for her preservation efforts in 2020.