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The Taipei Cultural Center in New York is pleased to invite moviegoers and art enthusiasts to join us for the premiere screenings of FACE THE EARTH, a documentary by the acclaimed filmmaker Ming-Chuan Huang showcasing the groundbreaking work of the performance artist Chin Chih Yang whose lifelong focus on the culture of waste, on this weekend of Nov. 18 and 19. FACE THE EARTH puts viewers right next to Yang as 30,000 aluminum cans are dumped on his head to call our attention to the vast amount of waste each of us creates – the average person uses and discards 30,000 cans in their lifetime! Sit alongside Chin Chih and passersby in New York City’s storied Union Square, on a giant block of ice and ponder the possibility that the polar ice cap will be gone by 2050. Watch the public participate with the artist to help him create his Giant Can Family at the Contemporary Art Museum of Taipei. Learn how he makes sturdy whole cloth out of discarded potato chip bags and gain insight into how each of us can FACE THE EARTH and contribute to her resuscitation. The special screenings will take place on Nov. 18 and …

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KAO!INC., the legendary hip-hop label from Taiwan is making its first North America appearance this November. All of the artists from KAO!INC., including the label’s founding artist Soft Lipa, the king of underground rap world GorDoN aka Dr.Paper, the multi-talent representative Yinghung aka DJ Didilong, and the popular hip-hop newbie Leo Wang will all be participating in the KAO!INC. World Tour showcase. The Coast to Coast – LA to NYC shows, the four groups from KAO!INC. will bring out the best and the most unforgettable performance. Besides the classics, they will also present new tunes that have yet been released. The KAO!INC. World Tour will make nine stops in different cities around the globe. The tour kicked off in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, with a thousand tickets sold out in minutes. The tour continues with Los Angeles and New York. And this will be the first time that this well-known label from Asia sets foot in America. Please be ready, as KAO!INC. is coming to you. KAO!INC. World Tour – New York Date: Nov/22/2017, Wednesday Venue: Highline Ballroom (431 W 16th St, New York, NY) Ticket information: Highline Ballroom Time: OPEN 19:00 / START 20:00 KAO!INC. is a legendary hip-hop label based in …

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Taking place from Nov 9 through 18, the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival returns for its 21st edition with an eclectic mix of Taiwanese films including the award-winning THE LAST VERSE by Tseng Ying-ting and MY DEAR ART, a documentary on art collecting by Hsu Hao-hsuan, plus “Pulse of Taiwan”-four award-winning short films about family relationships and finding love in the age of artificial intelligence. As an official selection of 2017 Busan International Film Festival, THE LAST VERSE has won the Best Actress, Best Actor in a TV Movie category, 2017 Golden Bell Awards in Taiwan. Set against the subtle backdrop of the elections and government politics of Taiwan from the early 2000s onward, THE LAST VERSE tracks in human terms real estate bubbles, political corruption, market liberalization, and dwindling spirits. This melodrama will have its North American premiere on Nov 12 with the director Tseng Ying-ting and the leading actor Fu Meng-po in person. Directed by the rising talent Hsu Hao-hsuan, MY DEAR ART is a documentary featuring interviews with artists, gallerists and art collectors who share their views on art collecting, which allows behind-the-scenes access to the art collection world and the introduction of numerous contemporary Asian …

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The Taipei Cultural Center in New York is delighted to feature three classic Taiwan wuxia films for the Fall 2017 Taiwan Academy Film event. The screening dates are as follows:

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Nina Edwards is an enthusiastic and creative New York-based illustrator, show curator, graphic designer, and licensing consultant with nearly twenty years of industry experience. She teaches Graphic Design, Fashion Illustration, and Art Licensing classes and workshops at Pratt Institute. During New York Fashion Week, Nina was invited by various locations of the Apple Store to demonstrate how to use simple sketching apps to create amazing digital fashion illustrations. Nina Edwards will be featured in Makers Way, an outdoor exhibition of handmade arts and crafts presented by the Garment District Alliance. Nina will be interacting with the audience by demonstrating her fashion illustration process and sketching some live watercolor fashion portraits. Makers Way is part of the Garment District Arts Festival: a district-wide celebration of the artists, performers, galleries and theaters that contribute to the creative energy that fuels the Garment District. Event Info: Artist: Nina Edwards Time: 11:00-5:00pm, Saturday, October 21, 2017 Venue: The Makers Way, Broadway between 40th and 41st Streets, New York City Website:http://garmentdistrict.nyc/plan-your-visit/events/

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Opening: Thursday, October 19, 2017 6-8pm Exhibition dates: October 19-22, 2017 Exhibition hours: Oct 20: 10am-6pm; Oct 21-22: 2-6pm Residency Unlimited, 360 Court Street #4, Brooklyn, NY 11231 Curated by Anna Harsanyi This exhibition will present artworks by artists Chen An-An, Chang Yun Han and Carolina Paz, all participating in residencies through Residency Unlimited. Connected to their experiences in New York, the artists have created works that reference the city’s challenges and juxtapositions: solitude within intimacy, comfort within states of transition, and the impulse to follow the “American Dream.” The artworks in the exhibition consider moments of growth and passage, through love, memory, new beginnings, and piecing together private emotions in a material form. Two works by Chen An-An, Rubbing/Loving and There is Sweet in Between are included in the exhibition. Prior to the opening, Chen will install Rubbing/Loving, a rectangular charcoal wall drawing rubbed directly onto the wall, with her love, artist J Triangular. The title is taken from an artwork by Do Ho Suh, which Chen references and relocates into a queer context. Chen and Triangular will spend two hours rubbing charcoal within the rectangle boundaries, never stopping or talking during the process. The result will show the …

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Boulevardteatern presents the enchanting story of Guji Guji in New York. The story begins with a crocodileegg that lands in a ducks´nest. Out pops Guji Guji- a small crocodile that becomes raised as a duck.  Mother Duck doesn´t care that Guji is different from the other young ones.  They are her children and she loves them all, just the way they are.  Problems arise when Guji Guji meets two big crocodiles.  They declare that Guji is a bloodthirsty duck-eating crocodile – just like them!  Guji Guji is a tale about differences and similarities, love, friendship and thinking for yourself. The tour is sponsored by Scandinavian House and Taipei Cultural Center in New York Presented by Boulevardteatern Stockholm/Sweden. Freely adapted from the book Guji Guji by Chih Yuan Chen (Taiwan). On stage: Sara Ribbenstedt, Julia Gumpert , Li Molnar Kronlid Book by: Daniel Goldmann Music and lyrics: Jörgen Aggeklint Set and costume: Lina Serning Photo: Martin Skoog 1:00 P.M Saturday October 28 Scandinavian House / Manhattan Adress: 58 Park Ave Reservation:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/guji-guji-a-very-special-duck-by-boulevardteatern-tickets-37082098555 2:00 P.M Sunday October 29 Queens Library at Flushing Adress: 1-17 Main St Flushing No booking at Flushing Library – (first come- first seated) The show is approximately 50 min …

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