ANNOUNCEMENT

Taipei Cultural Center Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Mission To actively promote international cultural exchanges by presenting the rich diversity of Taiwan’s culture and arts to the general public and the communities of the US and Canada. History 1991-2002:The Chinese Information and Culture Center Responsible for planning, promoting, and implementing a variety of arts programs, as well as supervising the operation of the Taipei Gallery, the Taipei Theater and the library at Rockefeller Center. 2002-present:Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York Officially changed its name to the Taipei Cultural Center of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York to cope with the new trend of global cultural competition and has been breaking the regional boundary of New York City and considerably strengthening cultural promotion. Vision To use culture and arts as communication channels to enhance mutual understanding and appreciation as well as to strengthen Taiwan’s friendship with the US and Canada. -Strengthening relationships with arts organizations -Actively participating in important arts-related festivals -Building long-term partnerships with agencies of artist -Enhancing exchanges between arts professionals from Taiwan and North America

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Taipei Cultural Center to Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary with Unconventional “Tea Party”

To mark the milestone of its 25th anniversary, Taipei Cultural Center in New York—Taiwan’s chief cultural mission in North America, invites Lin Ceramics Studio to come to New York August 12-17 to perform its award-winning program “Tea Party: Slow. Flow” and share the depth and richness of Taiwan’s unique tea culture with local audiences. Yi Cha Huei Yo(以茶會友), which literally means “meeting friends over tea” or “friends of tea” in Chinese, is the very essence of Taiwan’s tea culture that will be demonstrated in this performance entitled “Temperature.” As an old Chinese saying goes: welcoming a friend from afar gives one great delight, “Temperature” celebrates friendship and is the second chapter of “Slow‧Flow” by Lin Ceramics. It opens with the tea master making a fire, preparing to welcome a friend with tea. As the warmth diffuses in the space, the tea master performs the classic tea ceremony. “Tea Party” attempts to give a novel, contemporary perspective on tea cultures in Asia. It reintroduces traditional tea culture to the young generation in a modern, trendy manner so that this thousand year old culture can evolve with the times and stay relevant. Audiences explore a new vision of tea culture during the …

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Taipei Cultural Center to Celebrate Its 25th Anniversary with “Dialogue on Printmaking: The Taiwan-US Exchange Exhibition”

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Taipei Cultural Center in New York is pleased to present Dialogue on Printmaking: The Taiwan – US Exchange Exhibition, organized by Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts and in collaboration with the Taiwan Society of Printmaking and the Society of American Graphic Artists (SAGA). The exhibition will feature twenty-five Taiwanese artists including Wu Hao, Hsiao Chin, Liao Shiou-Ping, Shaih Lifa, and Lee Shi-Chi. Participating artists from SAGA are Michael Di Cerbo, Linda Adato, and three other well-known American printmakers. Each artwork in this exhibition has its own voice and aesthetics. Due to its multiplicity and easy transferability, printmaking stands out among other art forms as a more common medium for international art events. This exhibition has collected artwork from the 1960s to the present, illustrating the transition of the art medium and the spirit of different periods. By learning the uniqueness of different print genres and the aesthetics of each participating artist, viewers will gain a whole new perspective on the world of printmaking. Among them, Wu Hao’s Tulips displays a sharp contrast in colors—an artwork with blooming flowers depicted in black lines and a complex composition rich …

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“Ink Imagists” Offers A Rare Opportunity to See Works by Noted Painters from Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S.

The exhibition “Ink Imagists: Modern Ink Paintings from Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S.,” set to open at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York on July 7, 2016 and run through the month, will offer a rare opportunity to view 30-plus paintings by some of the best ink artists from Taiwan and Japan. Ink painting is regarded as an important art form in Asia. This year, with funding from the Ministry of Culture, the Taipei Cultural Center in New York has invited U.S.-based Taiwanese artist Charles Liu and Kazuko Takizawa from the Tenri Cultural Institute of New York to co-curate the “Ink Imagists” exhibition. Unlike previous collaborations that have been organized on a bilateral basis between Taiwan and the U.S. or Taiwan and Japan, this event marks the first time that the three countries are working together to co-present artwork by some of their best ink painting artists. With a total of 8 artists participating in the event, the lineup from Taiwan represents the island’s ink painting history over the past half century. Apart from National Cultural Award winner Chiang Ming-Shyan and ink painting heavyweights Huang Kuang-Nan, Lo Cheng-Hsien, Charles Liu, and Lu Kun-He, artists such as Chang Fu-Chun, Yeung Chit …

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KUN-YANG LIN / DANCERS PRESENTS THREE WORLD PREMIERES & A REVISED WORK AT PRINCE THEATER, APRIL 14-16

The critically-lauded and internationally active Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers (KYLD) announces four Philadelphia performances of virtuosic dancing that stirs the soul. KYLD unveils three world premieres born of a collaboration with composer Daniel Rhode, commissioned by the New Music Ensemble of Grand Valley State University. A surreal landscape of shape-shifting, otherworldly bodies, where mystery is punctuated by highly technical dance artistry in “DREAMSCAPE”, putting the magnifying glass to the “MOMENT(s)” which touch us as humans, whirling and spiraling into gravity in” VERTIGO.” The concert also features a bold revision of KYLD’s acclaimed work, “AUTUMN SKIN.” Renowned violinist, Todd Reynolds, one of the founding fathers of the hybrid-musician movement and co-founder of the quartet, Ethel, will perform with KYLD on Saturday evening, April 16. ABOUT KUN-YANG LIN DANCERS Hailed for its superbly trained dancers and inventive choreography, the internationally-active, South Philadelphia-based KYL/D is committed to practicing a fearless physicality that resonates with the soul, to probing questions that shape us as individuals and communities and to inviting audiences to engage in their own journeys of self-discovery. Proceeding from a rich frame informed by living traditions, contemplative practices and diverse philosophies of Asian origin, the company creates contemporary dances that transcend cultural boundaries. Artistic …

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2016 Residency Unlimited Winners Announced

  Taipei Cultural Center is delighted to announce the winners of 2016 RU residency opportunities sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural, Republic of China (Taiwan): Chiang Kai-chun and Wang Cheng-sean.    RU supports the creation, presentation and dissemination of contemporary art through its unique residency program and year-round public programs. The organization forges strategic partnerships with collaborating institutions to offer customized residencies designed to meet the individual needs of participating artists and curators.    Selected out of 20 submissions, Chiang specializes in animation, video art and photography, while Wang focuses on photography. The two winners are set to come to New York to participate in the program from August through November this year. A joint exhibition will be held in late November to showcase international artists’ works during their residency at RU.  

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Monkeys Take Over Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre for Lunar New Year Celebrations, Feb. 20-21

Returning to Harbourfront Centre to celebrate the coming of another year, LunarFest will ring in the Lunar New Year with an exciting and diverse weekend of events. From February 20–21, this family-friendly festival will feature a wide range of activities, including musical performances, craft activities and delectable Asian cuisine. Two major interactive installations will feature hundreds of life-sized monkey figurines on site to greet visitors. The entire festival will be free to attend, and food and souvenirs (including monkey figurines) will be available for purchase. A time of celebration, the Lunar New Year also offers the chance for reflection, particularly with this year’s representative animal. “2016 is the Year of the Monkey – the species closest to the human being,” says Charlie Wu, Managing Director of the Asian Canadian Special Events Association, which is partnering with Harbourfront Centre to co-produce LunarFest. “Monkeys, too, are emotional creatures who are intelligent, crafty, curious and naughty at times. Are there lessons humans can learn from monkeys?” LunarFest – Highlights at a Glance: Theatre: A staple at Lunar New Year celebrations, the traditional lion dance will be performed by Taiwan’s Jin Fei Feng Marionette Theatre Troupe at World’s Smallest Lion Dancers. The show offers an unique …

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CLOUD GATE 2016 U.S. TOUR

About CLOUD GATE DANCE THEATRE OF TAIWAN Lin Hwai-min, Founder and Artistic Director Taipei, Taiwan RICE “One of the finest dance companies in the world” –The Globe and Mail “Watching Cloud Gate, you are gently seduced into rethinking your ideas about dance.” –The Washington Post Praised for lighting “the way to a new vocabulary in dance, one that reaches back to ancient wisdom and ahead to future fruitfulness, with a cool, unforced yet insistent power” (The Washington Post), artistic director Lin Hwai-min brings his acclaimed contemporary dance troupe back to the Center for the first time since 2010. In celebration of his company’s 40th anniversary in 2013, Lin created Rice to honor the land that has nurtured “Asia’s leading contemporary dance theatre” (The Times, London). It was inspired by the energy and resplendence of Chihshang in the East Rift Valley of Taiwan, home of “Emperor’s Rice.” The piece is set to the music of Hakka folk songs, the oldest among the existing Chinese dialects; operatic arias; and sounds from the fields against a video backdrop that depicts the life cycle of rice. The U.S. tour is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Taiwan, R.O.C. 01.22~23, 2016/UC Berkeley Zellerbach Hall, CA …

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Open Call for Residency Unlimited 2016

2016 紐約 Residency Unlimited 創作發表計畫甄選簡章駐紐約臺北文化中心與大紐約地區知名藝術機構Residency Unlimited(RU)今年第四度合作,將公開徵選2件符合大紐約區物人文藝術特質,且創新、具體可行之藝術創作方案,由文化部贊助藝術家於2016年8月至11月赴(前來)紐約執行該創作發表計畫。徵件報名時間自即日起至美東時間2016年3月1日下午5時止,有意前進紐約創作及發表作品的藝術工作者,切勿錯過這個機會。 RU為立案之非營利藝術組織,由資深藝術行政工作者Nathalie Anglès及Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria於2009年共同創立,Anglès女士為現任總監。該機構位於紐約布魯克林區市中心,以一棟翻修後之舊教堂為辦公空間,內有一挑高之多功能展場,可辦理展覽、小型演出及講座等各項藝文活動,並提供藝術家、策展人交流與工作之公共空間、網路及辦公設備。 RU創立時間雖不長,但因提供駐村藝術家專業且紮實之協助,快速在業界累積口碑,近年成為各國藝術機構爭取合作之對象。RU專精跨領域藝術交流及架接合作管道,與大紐約地區藝術界關係良好,除辦理駐村、定期藝術講座、發表會等活動外,且運用其豐富之資源及人脈,每週安排駐村藝術家每週與紐約地區不同藝術機構負責人、策展人會議至少一次,藉此訓練藝術家表述介紹個人作品及創作理念之能力,並透過與業界人士頻繁激盪交流,不斷精進個人創作。另外,RU不定期安排駐村藝術家到相關機構及知名藝術家工作室參訪,同時鼓勵當期國際駐村藝術家之間交流討論,在駐村後期並為藝術家舉辦聯合成果發表展,加強國外駐村之實質意義及延伸效益,甚至進一步促成駐村藝術家獲美國藝文機構邀請參展。 紐文中心自2013年開始與RU駐村創作計畫合作,每年甄選2名藝術工作者參與。2013年獲選之藝術家為侯怡亭及曹良賓,2014年為朱盈樺、黃大維,2015年則為孟祥路、劉美齡,6人咸認RU駐村期間獲益良多,目前也皆積極從事創作,活躍於藝術圈。 本案今年度徵選名額為2位,不限藝術領域及創作媒材,報名截止日期為美東時間2016年3月1日下午5時,報名文件經初審符合資格後,由RU及紐文中心共同評審,預計3月中旬公布獲選名單。獲選藝術家之國際旅費、生活費及創作費由文化部補助。 本案詳細資訊請參閱甄選簡章。

駐紐約臺北文化中心與大紐約地區知名藝術機構Residency Unlimited(RU)今年第四度合作,將公開徵選2件符合大紐約區物人文藝術特質,且創新、具體可行之藝術創作方案,由文化部贊助藝術家於2016年8月至11月赴(前來)紐約執行該創作發表計畫。徵件報名時間自即日起至美東時間2016年3月1日下午5時止,有意前進紐約創作及發表作品的藝術工作者,切勿錯過這個機會。
RU為立案之非營利藝術組織,由資深藝術行政工作者Nathalie Anglès及Sebastien Sanz de Santamaria於2009年共同創立,Anglès女士為現任總監。該機構位於紐約布魯克林區市中心,以一棟翻修後之舊教堂為辦公空間,內有一挑高之多功能展場,可辦理展覽、小型演出及講座等各項藝文活動,並提供藝術家、策展人交流與工作之公共空間、網路及辦公設備。
RU創立時間雖不長,但因提供駐村藝術家專業且紮實之協助,快速在業界累積口碑,近年成為各國藝術機構爭取合作之對象。RU專精跨領域藝術交流及架接合作管道,與大紐約地區藝術界關係良好,除辦理駐村、定期藝術講座、發表會等活動外,且運用其豐富之資源及人脈,每週安排駐村藝術家每週與紐約地區不同藝術機構負責人、策展人會議至少一次,藉此訓練藝術家表述介紹個人作品及創作理念之能力,並透過與業界人士頻繁激盪交流,不斷精進個人創作。另外,RU不定期安排駐村藝術家到相關機構及知名藝術家工作室參訪,同時鼓勵當期國際駐村藝術家之間交流討論,在駐村後期並為藝術家舉辦聯合成果發表展,加強國外駐村之實質意義及延伸效益,甚至進一步促成駐村藝術家獲美國藝文機構邀請參展。
紐文中心自2013年開始與RU駐村創作計畫合作,每年甄選2名藝術工作者參與。2013年獲選之藝術家為侯怡亭及曹良賓,2014年為朱盈樺、黃大維,2015年則為孟祥路、劉美齡,6人咸認RU駐村期間獲益良多,目前也皆積極從事創作,活躍於藝術圈。
本案今年度徵選名額為2位,不限藝術領域及創作媒材,報名截止日期為美東時間2016年3月1日下午5時,報名文件經初審符合資格後,由RU及紐文中心共同評審,預計3月中旬公布獲選名單。獲選藝術家之國際旅費、生活費及創作費由文化部補助。
本案詳細資訊請參閱甄選簡章

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