Assembled Realities: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s New York. RU exhibition ART TAIPEI 2014 HHH film
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Museum of the City of New York and Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is very pleased to co-present Assembled Realities: Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s New York features more than 40 works by this Taiwanese artist, who came to New York at 18 to study photography. Pushing the boundaries of traditional documentary photography, Liao (b. 1977) creates large-scale panoramas by combining multiple exposures of the same location taken over the course of several hours. The resulting composite photographs are often fantastical; complex, hyper-real views that no single shot—or the eye—could capture. Liao has spent the past decade honing his distinctive style, making images of his adopted city from the Grand Concourse to Coney Island, the old Shea Stadium to the 72nd Street Subway. JEFF CHIEN-HSING LIAO (b. 1977 Taiwan) is a Taiwanese-born photographer now based in New York City, where he earned an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and a BFA from the Pratt Institute. He is the first prize winner of the New York Times “Capture the Times” photo contest. Liao’s work has been featured in several solo and group exhibitions, and is represented by private and public collections, including JGS Inc. Foundation, Museum of Fine …

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Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, Taiwan Art Gallery Association and Taiwan External Trade Development Council are very delighted to present Art Taipei 2014. Art Taipei, formerly known as Taipei Art Fair International, is the longest-standing art fair in Asia, which has been organized by Taiwan Art Gallery Association since 1992. Following the success of past twenty years, Art Taipei 2014, the grand event will be held from the 31st of October to the 3rd of November at Exhibition Hall 1 of the Taipei World Trade Center, featuring 145 galleries, about half of which are from overseas. The 76 foreign galleries are from 15 countries/regions, including Japan, Hong Kong, China, Philippines, Singapore, Israel, Germany, U.K. and U.S. New comers to the fair contain many foreign exhibitors, including Ota Fine Arts from Japan with Yayoi Kusama as the main artist, 313 Art Project which emerged rapidly in Korea in 2010, Beijing Art Now Gallery that represents several major Chinese contemporary artists and Yavuz Gallery, a famous gallery from Singapore specializing in contemporary art, etc. In this fair, classics that draw great attention include abstract paintings by Zao Wou-ki, renowned Chinese artist who lived in France, and Strip 926 by Gerhard Richter who has …

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It is our pleasure to announce that Taiwan Academy of TECO in New York launchs its Film Thursday program with “Rebels: Down the Flaming Road” film series every fourth Thursday. 3 feature films selected from “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” to be screened on August 28th, September 25th and October 23rd are “Monga”, “Fantôme, où es-tu?” and “Rebels of the Neon God”. The third film, “Rebels of the Neon God” will be screened on October 23rd. This film was awarded the Best Original Film Score Award of Golden Horse Awards in 1992 and the Best Film Award of Torino International Festival of Young Cinema in 1993. As an overseas Chinese, the director Tsai Ming-Liang doesn’t make movies per se. He takes slices out of people’s lives and puts them up on the screen for people to see. His singular aesthetic seems to have already been fully formed in this, his first feature. This movie is an example of this style of film-making seen through the eyes of a group of teens in contemporary Taipei city. The “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” is part of four “Taiwan Cultural Toolkit” projects initiated by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan and implemented by the Chinese Taipei Film …

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DISTINGUISHED CONCERTS ARTIST SERIES Presents TZU-YI CHEN, piano Saturday, October 11, 2014, 8:00 PM Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall Tickets: $50, Order online: http://www.carnegiehall.org/ Carnegie Charge (212) 247-7800, Box Office at 57th and Seventh (Children under 6 not admitted) Program MOZART《Variations on the Minuet of J.P. Duport in D Major, K.573》 BRAHMS《Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24》 MUSSORGSKY《Tableaux d’une exposition》 Winnie Lan-Yin Yang《Suite Astrologique》 MEDIA CONTACT: shira@DCINY.org 212.707.8566 x316 or 514.585.3868 www.shiragilbertPR.com Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) welcomes the brilliant Taiwanese young pianist Tzu-Yi Chen to its Distinguished Concerts Artist Series at Weill Recital Hall. Born in Taiwan where she was named one of the country’s rising stars by MUZIK magazine, Tzu-Yi Chen’s honors include the prestigious Premier Prix from the Paris Conservatory. Recent performances in Germany garnered acclaim from the Baden Baden Daily News for her “range of pianistic perfection, from the most sensitive touch to the most powerful rich sound” as well as the Goslarsche Zeitung which praised both her “incredible warmth” and “great power.” The concert on Saturday, October 11 at 8:00pm features music by Mozart, Brahms, and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, along with a work by Taiwanese composer Winnie …

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CONTACTS: Shu-chun Lai (Ms.) E-Mail: shuchun.lai@utheatre.org.tw After celebrating the 25th anniversary in 2013, U-Theatre is returning to the stages of North America with its featured works “Sword of Wisdom” & “Sound of the Ocean”. This 2014 tour is organized by FAS Arts Management, and is made possible with the support by the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Overseas Community Affairs Council in Taiwan, and Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York. The work “Sword of Wisdom” conveys the power of solidity and tranquility. It is about the path the hero Brave One must take in his practice of moral teachings. He faces the unknowns of life, which result in fear, and this leads him to begin the search for wisdom. By holding on the sword, the Brave One sees his own weakness, yet he also finds the courage needed to confront life. Using the Brave One with a sword as an icon, U-Theatre selected chapters that best fit this theme from its classic repertory of “Meeting with Bodhisattva” and “Beyond Time”. The most prominent feature of “Sword of Wisdom” is the sounds of wooden and metal percussion that are added to the sound of drumming. Together …

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It is our pleasure to announce that Taiwan Academy of TECO in New York will launch its Film Thursday program with “Rebels: Down the Flaming Road” film series every fourth Thursday. 3 feature films selected from “Taiwan Cinema Toolkit” will be screened on August 28th, September 25th and October 23rd. They are “Monga”, “Fantôme, où es-tu?” and “Rebels of the Neon God”. The second film, “Fantôme, où es-tu?” will be screened on September 25th. The director Wang Shaudi is a master of the “drama of ordinary folks,” especially the genre of comic family-drama in Taiwan. In Fantôme, où es-tu? she turns her lens to teenagers’ lives. This film is adapted from a real social event in Taiwan. Wang sets several binary oppositions on issues of gender identity, social class, family structure, and teenagers’ subcultures. As the narrative goes, these oppositions undergo a dialectic development, and the boundary between these oppositions becomes more delicate. Finally, the film also probes the issue of “forgiveness” in Taiwan society. Victims of social and historical incidents could turn into those who perpetrate violence if they allow themselves to be consumed by the desire for revenge. Through the soul of the dead (represented by Cool-Ma’s ghost), …

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Taipei Cultural Center in New York is pleased to announce its first collaboration with the prestigious Museum of Moving Images to host the first comprehensive internationally-touring retrospective, “Also Like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien.” All of this master’s works will be screened, starting from Sept. 12 to Oct. 17. Hou Hsiao-hsien, the leading figure of the Taiwanese New Wave, is one of the most important and influential filmmakers to emerge over the past three decades. His sensuous, richly textured work, marked by elegantly staged long takes, largely static camera positions, and a radically elliptical approach to storytelling, is instantly recognizable in such widely acclaimed movies as Flowers of Shanghai, The Puppetmaster, Café Lumière, A City of Sadness, Dust in the Wind, and Flight of the Red Balloon. The retrospective Also like Life: The Films of Hou Hsiao-hsien includes all of Hou’s seventeen feature films as director, all shown on film (including new 35mm prints). The series will also include short films directed by Hou Hsiao-hsien, and a sidebar program of related films including Olivier Assayas’s intimate documentary HHH: A Portrait of Hou Hsiao-hsien, Edward Yang’s seminal Taipei Story (starring, and co-written by, Hou), and more. This internationally touring retrospective …

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