Considerate Creations: Chameleons 施叔青 25th Anniversary of Taipei Cultural Center in New York ‘Fancy Animal Carnival 2017 RU Open Call
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Taking place May1st–May 7th, 2017, this year’s NYC Indie Film Festival showcases a lineup of over 250 films from over 30 countries, including two incredible animated works from Taiwan, Chai (Destroy) and Bart, which will be presented on May 4th and May 6th at The Producers’ Club. Bart, also selected by ATHENS ANIMFEST 2017 and nominated by the Golden Horse Awards 2016, tells a story of the Orphan girl Bart who survives by living in abandoned van collecting garbage. One day she brings the garbage dolls magically back to life. The cruel Town of Wonders mayor burns out Bart and her garbage friends, who sacrifice themselves for Bart. Lonely and desperate, Bart strikes to avenge. Taiwanese band CHANG AND LEE’s music video Chai (Destroy) is also selected for this year’s edition of NYC Indie Film Festival after it has been nominated for Best Lyrics at the Golden Melody Awards 2016, the biggest Taiwanese music award, featuring mandarin pops and bands across Asia. The story behind this song exactly reflects those that have dwelt in Taiwan for most of their life, trying to find out the most faithful affections within this vulnerable life. Celebrating its 8th anniversary this year, the NYC …

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Time: 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM, Sat, April. 15, 2017 Location: West Bloomfield Library 4600 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield, MI 48323 Contact: tflai@msn.com Theresa Chang (517) 265-8185 Sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Taiwan and Taipei Cultural Center in New York, Michigan Taiwanese American Organization The lecture and discussion is open to the public with novelist Shih Shu-Ching and the Professor of Chinese Tze-Lan Sang from Michigan State University. The topic of the lecture will focus on the writings of North American Chinese authors. First, the speaker and Taiwanese writer Shih Shu-Ching will review the history of United States immigration policy towards Chinese people. She will then present the English novels and scriptures of Lin Yutang and Li Jinyang over the last century, Taiwanese student literature, as well as new immigrant literature since the 1980s. The speech will be an in-depth analysis of the characteristics of writers who live abroad, focus on the cultural phenomenon of Chinese talent, and compare their situation to that of American Jewish writers. Shih Shu-Ching is one of the most influential cultural figures in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Her novels include The Barren Years, Passing by Loytsin, and Blush of Intoxication. She gained notice for …

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The annual New York MoCCA Arts Festival will take place at the “Metropolitan West” in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, on April 1st and 2nd. This exhibition features independent comics, and cartoon artists. The Taipei Cultural Center is delighted to present two emerging comic artists, 61Chi and Crystal KUNG in the festival with the hope of elevating the international visibility of Taiwanese comics and graphic novels in the US. MoCCA Arts Festival Information: Venue: Metropolitan West (636 W. 46th Street), Taipei Cultural Center Booth: G230 Date: April 1-2, 2017, 11am to 6pm Organizer: Society of Illustrators Website: https://www.societyillustrators.org/mocca-arts-festival Comics Workshop Information: This workshop is co-organized by the Taipei Cultural Center and the New York Public Library. Artists 61Chi and Crystal KUNG will present living drawing. This workshop is free and open to the public. Date: April 3rd, 2017, 6:30pm to 8pm Venue: Co-Lab Room, Mid-Manhattan Library (455 5th Avenue) About the Comics Artists: 61Chi 61Chi was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1988. In 2007, she published her first Doujinshi illustration book and has so far published more than a dozen books. In 2014, her first comic work “ROOM” with Dala Publishing company marked the beginning of her career as a professional comic …

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On view from March 30th at QCC Art Gallery, REWOVEN: Innovative Fiber Art showcases 24 artists whose extraordinary creativity and commitment to nature, environmental and social issues take flight in a convergence of painted, woven, netted, sewn, assembled and installed artworks. Curated by Luchia Meihua Lee, Fangling Tseng, Faustino Quintanilla, and Amy Winter , Rewoven is an international collaboration between the Taiwanese American Arts Council, New York; the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan; Queensborough Community College Art Gallery, CUNY; and the Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College. While some pieces incorporate traditional craft, most of the artists use contemporary strategies to transform natural, industrial, and waste materials into works of wit, whimsy, protest, and beauty that address the endangered Earth. Each piece displays ingenuity in redefining the practice of fiber art. In pursuit of a radical agenda, these compelling voices reexamine innovation, social justice, and art history in a distinctly Taiwanese context. Of the artists, 15 are from Taiwan while nine are New York based. The exhibition is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Republic of China (Taiwan) and co-organized by the Taipei Cultural Center in New York. Exhibition Information Dates: March 30 – June 20, 2017 Venue: QCC Art …

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The Taipei Cultural Center in New York is pleased to announce that Ms. Chen An-An and Ms. Chang Yun Han are this year’s winners of the four-month residency program at New York’s noted non-profit arts organization Residency Unlimited. According to the TCC, a total of 18 Taiwanese artists submitted applications during the open call. A jury formed by RU Program Director Boshko Boskovic, former Whitney Museum of American Art guest curator and current New York University adjunct faculty Howie Chen, and TCC Director Susan Yu convened on Feb. 22, 2017 to review the applications. The winners were selected based on the artistic quality of their work, quality of the proposed project, likely benefit to the artist from RU’s tailored residency, artist’s interest in engaging with the New York community, as well as English language proficiency. “It was very interesting for me to find out that a number of emerging Taiwanese artists go abroad to receive degrees in the Masters of Fine Arts Programs in Europe or the United States,” said Boskovic. “I feel that the quality of the applicants’ work was very good, the only criticism would be that some artists were not precise in regards to the project they …

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On view from March 17th to April 28th, 2017, the Taipei Cultural Center at TECO-NY is delighted to present a female group show, titled Considerate Creations: Chameleons. Curated by art manager I-Hua Lee of Taipei Artist Village, the exhibition implies that the hard work done behind the scenes allows art projects to successfully come to fruition. Videos, photographs and installations, all of which focus on the different roles of an artist’s life, are part of the exhibition. Besides discussing their many roles, the exhibition also addresses family issues such as marital and parental relations. Considerate Creations: Chameleons is a sequel of Considerate Creations, which was presented in Taipei Artist Village in 2015. To expand the dialogue from Taiwan to New York, the new exhibition consists of two parts. The first part of Chameleons is taking place at the Taiwan Academy in New York featuring three New York-based female artists, including HU Nung-Hsin, CHIU Yu-Chen and WONG Kit-Yi. In June, the second half will consist of another three female Taiwanese artists and will be held at Gallery 456, New York. Chameleon artists is a global phenomenon in the art world, and it speaks to a certain quality of this business. When …

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The International Youth Orchestra Camp presented by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (hereafter referred to as the NTSO) offers an invigorating environment for outstanding young musicians to take lessons from professional musicians and most sought-after teachers, and to participate in the youth orchestra for performances in major concert halls. All faculty members are renowned musicians from the most elite conservatories and orchestras around the world. Students will have opportunities for private one-on-one instructions, orchestral training, as well as participating in public master classes during the camp. For the 2017 NTSO International Youth Orchestra Camp, NTSO has invited a number of professional musicians to come and share their skills and experiences with the students. Mei-Ann Chen, a Top 30 Influencer in 2015 voted by Musical America’s editors, will serve as the Artistic Director and Conductor, and the violinist Keng-Yuen Tseng, the silver medal winner of Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition 1993, will join the camp as a soloist. In addition, violist Li-Kuo Chang, cellist Nan-Cheng Chen and Yu-Quan Wang, the Principal Horn of VEREINIGTE BÜHNEN WIEN, etc., are all faculty members as well. Advanced musical training is a prerequisite. Applicants born between 1994 and 2003 including foreign nationals and oversea Taiwanese …

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