The Taipei Cultural Center, in collaboration with Anthology Film Archives, presents a series of films titled "The Film of Hsin Chi" from Nov. 17 to 30, including "The Bride Who Has Returned From Hell," "Encounter At The Station," "Foolish Bride, Naïve Bridegroom," "Dangerous Youth," and "The Rice Dumpling Vendors."
Ku Ling-Lin's "The Practice of Disguise" residency program received the Innovator Award Honorable Mention from the International Sculpture Center among artists from 44 countries. This exhibition launches at the Atrium Gallery of the 18th Street Arts Center from Nov. 15 to Dec. 17.
"Wet Networks" features artifacts and commissioned projects from "Geek Camp 2021: Neversink Never Ever" at the Watershed Gallery, Queens Museum from Oct. 30 to Jan. 30, 2022. The exhibition is supported by the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, mainly organized by the Queens Museum and presented in partnership with Rhizome and CycleX.
The 42nd Wu San-lien Awards Foundation ceremony, presided over by the poet Xiang Yang, was held at the Ambassador Hotel Taipei on Nov. 15 to present awards to four winners, including poet Hsiao Hsiao, novelist Yi ge-yan, composer Chien Nan-chang, Hsu Yung-hsu.
Taiwan's Representative to Japan Frank Hsieh presented the Ministry of Culture's Taiwanese Cultural Collaboration Medal to the Representative Director of the Eastern Culture Foundation, Yoshihisa Nakano, at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in Japan on Nov. 19.
Taiwanese animated film "City of Lost Things" has won the Best Animated Feature Film, first prize in the category of Professional Jury Awards at the 38th Chicago International Children's Film Festival, marking the first time in 22 years that a Taiwanese animation has received a prize at the festival, after the Taiwanese animated film "Grandma and Her Ghosts" won a prize at the film festival in 1999.
Based in the UK, Taiwanese artist Chang Ting-tong works in a wide range of media, including installations, painting, performance, and video, combining different fields of knowledge like science, biology, and biodynamics to reflect on the relationship between people, technology, and society. He is well versed in performance and installation art, asking the hard questions about society through practical action and speaking about social issues as he sees them through the language of bold, provocative art.
Sayun Simung's approach to filming is less concerned with flashy special effects and complex stories than with actual documenting the stories of the tribe. However, she has also admitted that with society still generally concerned with "mainstream values," engaging in culture-related business not only takes time, but can also struggle to generate income, so finding talented people to work with her has proven to be a challenge. Nevertheless, she perseveres and advocates for the right of indigenous people to tell their stories rather than having to settle for letting others to interpret them from their external perspective.