ANNOUNCEMENT

Tzu-huan Lin’s Solo Show -「The Yellow Snake Is Waiting」

Artist Tzu-huan Lin is going to present his first solo exhibition The Yellow Snake Is Waiting at the Flux Factory. Lin moved to New York and has lived here since 2010. Not only surrounded by the intense cultural shock, Lin had to struggle for what art meant to him during his time in school. After graduation, how New Yorks always wanting something amazed Lin. The endless eager of human beings inspires him to create an immersive installation The Yellow Snake Is Waiting. Two storylines circled around desire form the narrative of the installation, one from Chinese history Emperor Qin and the other from Bible. Entertaining with footage taken from Lin’s journal to upstate, the theme questions viewers with the universal topic: “What do you really want? What is desire?” Half of the gallery space turns into a pond, with smog to create a mysterious atmosphere. Lin as commentator in the video talks about his own interpretation of desire. “I want to explain what desire for me is. Western culture and Asian culture have their own story about desire, with different explanations. I try to combine and balance them. Maybe I could find a way to the ultimate answer.” Lin studied …

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Urbanism: Transience, Space, Community — Taiwanese Artist Collective Explores Cities in Transition

Pop-up Event Detail: 7PM Pre-show Artist Panel, 8PM to Mid-night Opening Event, Saturday August 1st, 2015 (Free of entrance fee) Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn Kickstarted by two Taiwanese expatriates, artist collective HATCH Series will venture into its second pop-up group exhibition in New York on August 1st, 2015. To celebrate the creative talent of our peers, HATCH aims to create an incubative platform where emerging artists and urban professionals can have an informal space to exhibit their works and strengthen their cross-sector professional network. A part of the overall purpose of HATCH is to explore the unique conditions that inform the work and process of artists living in urban contexts. With this in mind, the second group exhibition HATCH Series No. 2 is dedicated to explore the fluctuating definition of urbanism and how creative community experience such transformation. For HATCH Series No. 2: Between the Concrete, 12 featured artists will be presented in a warehouse-converted loft apartment located in Greenpoint, Brooklyn to challenge the boundaries of the conventional white-cube art presentation. Informed by the awareness of a certain temporality and transience – intrinsic to an urban lifestyle – and its impact on urban community and space, we invite artists to critically …

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Fertility, Blessings and Protection – Taiwanese and Asian Cultures of Baby Carrier

Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is very pleased to present the touring exhibition Fertility, Blessings and Protection – Taiwanese and Asian Cultures of Baby Carrier. This exhibition features collections of Baby Carrier from Taiwan’s National Museum of Prehistory. The second stop of the tour exhibition held at Taiwan Academy in New York from July 29th through September 20th, 2015 with an Opening reception on Thursday, August 6th, 3:00pm, 2015. The so called baby carriers is also know for 「Qiang Bao (襁褓)」. It is a piece of cloth which is used by parents to wrap and carry a baby. Practically, a baby carrier keeps parents’ hands from occupying. Most of all, it provide sense of safety and enhances closeness between babies and parents. It requires numerous stitch works and a lot of attentions to make a piece of exquisite baby carrier. It is an opportunity for a girl to demonstrate her handcraft and needlework among China’s ethnic minorities during their festivals every March of a lunar year because a piece of beautiful and well handcrafted carrier is always the central attention of the festival. While Han people of Taiwan’s barriers often seen consist of two parts, a towel …

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“Taipei Cultural Center in New York” Facebook

Dear Friends, We have created “Taipei Cultural Center in New York” Facebook. Please visit our new page and “like” us to stay updated on the center’s news and programs. Click HERE to our facebook.

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The Great Ephemeral

Co-curated by Cheng MeiYa(Taiwan), Johanna Burton(Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Engagement, New Museum), Lauren Cornell(Curator, 2015 Triennial, Digital Projects, and Museum as Hub, New Museum), Sara O’Keeffe(Assistant Curator, New Museum) May 27-Sep. 6, 2015 Opening Reception I June 8, 2015 (By invitation only) Exhibit Venue I The fifth floor, New Museum, New York, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002, United States Participating Artists I CHEN Chieh-Jen(Taiwan), YAO Jui-Chung(Taiwan), CHOU Yu-Cheng(Taiwan), Chelsea KNIGHT, Constantina ZAVITSANOS, Heman CHONG, Joel HOLMBERG, Jun YANG, LEE Kit, Minouk LIM, Nir EVRON “The Great Ephemeral” responds to the speculative nature of the global market, both by exploring its intangible, even emotional, aspects and by offering clear-eyed commentary on its inequalities. This exhibition is part of a season of programming organized by the New Museum’s Education Department that examines aspects of speculation, including its volatile relationship to faith as well as alternative economies focused on caregiving and collective labor. “The Great Ephemeral” is curated in collaboration with Meiya Cheng of the Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC), a platform dedicated to artists, curators, scholars, and cultural activists. The works on view reflect an ephemeral existence in which our material circumstances, both in art and …

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InTW – 52Hertz (work in progress showing)

Join CUNY Dance Initiative residency artists InTW for an informal showing of their new work, 52 Hertz. InTW creates thoughtful, poetic and ambitious dance productions that transpose human themes into choreography. InTW was formed in 2013 by twin sisters from Taiwan, Hsiao-Wei Hsieh and Hsiao-Ting Hsieh. Their dance language is rooted in Taiwanese culture, modern dance, Rudolf Laban movement analysis and their fascination with storytelling. 52 Hertz is inspired by an article the sisters read in a science journal about a lonely whale that communicates at the unusual frequency of 52 hertz. Performance information: Where: Kupferberg Center for the Arts (65-30 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11367-1597) When: 6:30-8:30 PM, Monday, May 11, 2015

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2015 Residency Unlimited Project Artists Announcement

Artists Mei-Ling Liu and Hsiang-Lu Meng are selected to participate in the 2015 Residency Unlimited Artist-in-Residence Project, sponsored by Ministry of Cultural, Taiwan (R.O.C.) and supported by Taipei Cultural Center in New York.

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The View of Formosa’s Landscape from Photographers

Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York proudly presents The View of Formosa’s Landscape from Photographers, a group exhibition held at Taiwan Academy in New York, 1 East 42nd Street, New York from March 13th through May 15th, 2015 with an Opening Reception (RSVP required, click HERE) on March 26th, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30PM. This exhibition is a part of 2015 Asia Week New York. Asia Week New York takes place on March each year. It is designed to celebrate Asian art throughout metropolitan New York, with non-stop exhibitions, auctions and special events presented by leading international Asian art specialists, major auction houses, and world-renowned museums and cultural institutions. This exhibition features the work of fifteen photographers from both Taiwan and abroad, documenting Taiwan’s natural and human landscape from a personal angle. Works displayed include photographs by the 19th-century Scottish photographer John Thomson, picturing the dwellings of the Plains Aborigines in the valley of the Laonong River; scenes of swimmers in the Tamsui River shot by the venerable Taiwanese photographer Lee Ming-Tiao in the years shortly after the Retrocession; and gorgeous, vertiginous vistas of Taroko Gorge and Jade Mountain (southeast Asia’s tallest peak) captured by various noted photographers, …

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The Rainbow Initiative Funds for Collaborative Cultural Projects

The Ministry of Culture in Taiwan has established the Rainbow Initiative to encourage domestic and foreign organizations to collaborate on multinational and multidisciplinary cultural projects which will promote creativity and diversity; strengthen international and regional networking; and ensure wide reach of benefits from cross-border/cross-cultural exchanges. This project is to stimulate the creation of lively, multidisciplinary cultural creations by the private sector and bolster international ties. Applicants with single or multi-year plans may apply for up to NT$10 million in MOC funding. The application deadline is September 1th, 2014. For more information about the project, and download application form, please visit us on: www.moc.gov.tw. If you should have any questions concerning this project, please do not hesitate to contact us on 1 886 2-8512-6719; rainbow@moc.gov.tw

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