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2018年10月ICI策展集訓台灣策展人獎助金申請須知The Taipei Cultural Center in New York is offering a scholarship for a Taiwanese curator (based in Taiwan) to attend a Curatorial Intensive (CI) at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok Oct. 22-28, 2018. The scholarship covers the program fee and includes a stipend for travel and accommodation expenses. Applications will be accepted through Aug. 12, 2018. Organized by Independent Curators International (ICI), a non-profit organization in New York known for producing exhibitions, publications, research and training opportunities for curators and diverse audiences around the world, this weeklong program include seminars, site visits, individual meetings and roundtables that will be led by some of the most eminent names in the field, such as Zoe Butt (Artistic Director, The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, Ho Chi Minh City), Gridthiya Gaweewong (Artistic Director, Jim Thompson Art Center, Bangkok), Mami Kataoka (Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo), Renaud Proch (Executive Director, ICI), and Mari Spirito (Founding Director, Protocinema, Istanbul). For more details about the program or to apply, please visit ICI’s website. 附件:2018年10月ICI策展集訓台灣策展人獎助金申請須知

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July 16-22 – multiple events each day Abrons Arts Center | 466 Grand Street in New York, NY Website: http://www.nycemf.org/2018-festival/ Tickets: http://www.abronsartscenter.org/on-stage/shows/2018-electroacoustic-festival/ The New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) 2018 will take place July 16 through 22, with multiple events each day, at Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street in Manhattan NYCEMF 2018 will showcase electroacoustic music and video art from around the world, including curated concerts from Catalonia, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and from APNM. The Festival again has submissions from 6 continents, and they have submissions from Estonia and Croatia for the first time as well as South Africa, Great Britain and Ireland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Poland, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Canada and the USA. The festival will also include presentations of surround-sound music in up to sixteen channels, works involving new and customized electronic music instruments, works combining musical instruments and voices with electronic sounds, video and multimedia works, and audio and video installations. The Abrons’s Experimental Theater will be the location for the Festival’s 16-channel playback space, the Underground is used for video concerts and installations, and the Playhouse is where almost all live performances …

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Taiwanese Waves, the groundbreaking concert series that delivers the finest Taiwanese music to New York, returns to SummerStage on July 7th, 2018. Boasting the largest single night attendance in SummerStage’s 30-year history (4500), Taiwanese Waves is set to touchdown once again at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park with performers Elephant Gym, Shen-Xiang & Band, and Soft Lipa. This year’s lineup includes Elephant Gym, a math rock band that recently signed a US distribution deal with Topself Records; multi-Golden Melody Award winner, Hakka band Sheng-Xiang & Band; and Soft Lipa, a standout pioneer of Taiwan’s burgeoning Hip-Hop movement. Central Park’s SummerStage is the largest free music festival in New York City. Since its inception, SummerStage has been New York’s largest focal point for showcasing world-class music. Taiwanese Waves is thrilled to return to SummerStage and welcomes all to attend this celebration of Taiwan on the world stage. About Taiwanese Wave at SummerStage: Time: 6:00PM, July 7, 2018 Place: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park (East 69th St, New York) Website: https://www.facebook.com/taiwanesewaves/

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The Taipei Cultural Center in New York is thrilled to be partnering again with the New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF) to present a Taiwan cinema series this year. Taking place from June 28 through July 15, NYAFF returns for its 17th annual edition with a can’t- miss lineup of the best of Taiwan’s recent offerings and a spotlight on Taiwanese rising talents. Titles include the blockbuster Gatao 2: Rise of the King, festival prizewinners The Bold, The Corrupt, and The Beautiful, gripping dramas Missing Johnny, The Last Verse, and autobiographical animated film On Happiness Road, most of them are first films that prove the strength of arthouse production and genre output of Taiwan cinema. Tseng Ying-ting’s melodrama The Last Verse follows a couple through the love and dreams of their youth as each is worn away by poverty and cruel reality in adulthood. This festival hit was selected for Busan International Film Festival New Currents competition and will make its New York premiere with the director in person on July 7th. Another must-see is a stand-alone gangster film Gatao 2: Rise of the King starring Jack Kao (The Gangster’s Daughter) that puts Taiwan firmly back on the gangster-cinema map. …

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To celebrate NYC Pride, Taipei Cultural Center in New York has organized “Pride Taiwan”, which consists of a series of play readings, film screenings and talks, not only to showcase Taiwanese LGBTQ artistry and creativity, but also to underscore Taiwan’s leading role in advancing gender equality, human rights and freedom of speech in Asia. LGBTQ films from Taiwan “Alifu, the Prince/ss” by Yu-lin Wang June 27, Wed., 7:00-9:00pm Screening + Discussion with the Director and Prof. Ron Gregg The LGBTQ Center | 208 West 13th St., New York, NY 10011 R.S.V.P. to Alifu, the Prince/ss The narrative centers on the sexual and ethnic struggles of Alifu, a 25-year old Paiwan hairdresser who dreams of getting a sex change operation and his responsibility of inheriting the role as chief of the Paiwan tribe. Alifu faces an identity crisis that forces her to contemplate whether she should continue to be a city-dweller or to appreciate the tribal tradition, whether her sexuality should be hidden or allowed to come out. “Looking For?” by Tung-yen Chou June 28, Thur., 7:00-9:00pm Screening + Discussion with the Director and Prof. Ron Gregg Taiwan Academy | 1 East 42nd St., New York, NY 10017 R.S.V.P. to “Looking …

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UPDATED Free Screening | The Possible Memoirs of a Traitor *with English subtitles Friday, June 29, 6:30pm Screening + Discussion with Playwright Li-Ying Chien Taiwan Academy in New York | 1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017 Free admission, open to the public, RSVP @ https://goo.gl/4Vemqf Pride Voices: New Plays from Taiwan with leading contemporary playwrights Li-Ying Chien and Pao-Chang Tsai Tuesday, June 26, 6:30pm Readings + Discussion Segal Theatre | 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 FREE + Open to the public. First come, first served. The event will feature excerpted readings from The Possible Memoirs of a Traitor by Li-Ying Chien (directed by Knud Adams) and Solo Date by Pao-Chang Tsai (directed and performed by Tsai; dramaturgy by Soriya Chum). Followed by a panel discussion with the playwrights Li-Ying Chien and Pao-Chang Tsai, director Knud Adams, dramaturg Soriya Chum, James Wilson (Professor of Theatre, The Graduate Center), Yu-Yun Hsieh (Comparative Literature scholar, The Graduate Center), and Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li(Director). Moderated by Frank Hentschker. Through their plays and stage works Chien and Tsai have reinvigorated the Taiwanese theatre-scape. Blending new media, real-life event, and various performative techniques, their highly political and engaged works give voice to an …

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This month the Taiwan Academy in New York will present a contemporary art exhibition [和he’] and film screenings centered on multiculturalism and immigration. This series of events aim to capture the impacts of globalization on Taiwanese society through various lenses, and through the perspectives of the participating artists. Currently, the foreign worker population in Taiwan has grown to over six hundred thousand people, yet most workers exist outside of Taiwanese society. Alongside the exhibition [he’], 3 films and documentaries: “See You, Lovable Strangers,” “Stilt,” and “Towards the Sun” have been selected for screening. All three films examine the challenges new immigrants face in Taiwan, as well as the issues of the rural-urban divide. In addition, a fourth film “Black Bear Forest” has also been selected for this series. This film addresses the relationship between humans and the natural environment by taking the audience into the world of an indigenous tribe— the Bunun, and the life of Taiwan’s very own protected animal, the black bear. The selected films focus on the lives of new immigrants, foreign workers, foreign spouses, indigenous peoples, and the issue of ecological protection, thus highlighting the multicultural, inclusive and innovative spirit of Taiwan in relation to its …

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