ANNOUNCEMENT

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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Isa Ho participates ISE NY Art Search 2013 AWARD WINNERS EXHIBITION

Exhibition: July 11, 2014 – August 30, 2014 Organized by: ISE CULTURAL FOUNDATION, 555 Broadway, New York NY 10012 Opening Reception: Friday, July 11, 6-8PM, ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery, 555 Broadway, New York NY 10012 Taiwanese artist, Isa Ho is selected to participate the ISE NY Art Search 2013 AWARD WINNERS EXHIBITION. She, who was the grantee of ACC (Asia Cultural Council) in 2012, has created digital arts and photographs for many years. The ISE NY Art Search is an annual program looking for artists who are willing to show new and innovative work. This year 6 artists including Isa Ha are selected to have a group show at ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery. Taipei Cultural Center in New York cordially invites audience to see the exhibition. The Ministry of Culture in Taiwan is pleased to sponsor Isa Ho to come to New York for the opening reception. Artist’s Statement Many people refer “Girls” series to “Falling Down” series. The girls in the photographs and also the girls who have been transformed into animals are all captured from the bottom-up in a “falling-down” mode. My objective is to talk about the ambiguous self-awareness and the singularized value outlook observed in today’s …

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American Version of the Man with the Compound Eyes Published

Taiwanese author, Wu Ming-yi, has had his American Version of the Man with the Compound Eyes published this year. English version was published in 2013 and gained many positive reviews from main media including The Independent (London) , The Guardia, etc. About the book When a tsunami sends a massive island made entirely of trash crashing into the Taiwanese coast, two very different people—an outcast from a mythical island and a woman on the verge of suicide—are united in ways they never could have imagined. Here is the English-language debut of a new and exciting award-winning voice from Taiwan, who has written an “astonishing” novel (The Independent) that is at once fantasy, reality, and dystopian environmental saga. A work of lyrical beauty that combines magical realism and environmental fable, The Man with the Compound Eyes is an incredible story about the bonds of family, the meaning of love, and the lasting effects of human destruction. About the author Born in Taipei in 1971, Wu Ming-yi, full professor in the Department of Sinophone Literature of the National Dong Hwa University, is a writer specialized in nature writing and fiction. His debut title Lord Tiger, a compilation of short stories, garnered the …

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Taipei, Grass Mountain Artist-in-Residence (AIR) Open-Call

To effectively utilize the space, and sustain the workshop as the basis for fine arts, facilitate the realm conveniently located at Yang Ming National Park in Taipei Taiwan with picturesque environment, draw on the abundant historical resources of the Grass Mountain Chateau to create scope of dialogue among venue of cultural heritage, ecology, fine arts, and local residents, so as to provide workspace for artists to conduct creative activities of multiple nature, bring arts into leisure of common people, and enhance the effectiveness of the platform for the exchange of culture and arts. Selections are applied to provide accommodation for specific range of time so as to enable the artist to conduct creative activity, performance, or rehearsal. As a group, the artists and artistic groups can station at No. 91 workshop which is an area for group creativity. The house artists are obliged to discuss the mandatory open house during designated time and place as they station here so that the general public can view and exchange ideas at the workshop. For 2015, the application will be accepted from May 1 to July 31. Applicants should fill out the standard form provided by the Grass Mountain Chateau. Application form should …

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Taiwanese Artist and Curator Participate Open Studio of ISCP, New York

Dates:April 25th to 27th, 2014 Open Hours:Saturday to Sunday,1:00pm to 6:00pm Opening Reception:April 25th, 2014, 6:00pm to 9:00pm Address : ISCP, 1040 Metropolitan Ave., Brooklyn, NY11211 The Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is glad to announce that Taiwanese artist, Chang Teng-Yuan and curator, Wang Chun-Chi will participate spring Open Studios of ISCP from April 25 – 27th, 2014. It will hold a private VIP hour to launch Open Studios on Friday, April 25th, from 6 – 7pm. ISCP is one of artists-in-residency programs that are sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan, R.O.C. regularly to create a cultural exchange opportunities for Taiwanese artists and curators. Artist, Chang Teng-Yuan Born in 1983, in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Completed his study at MFA, Graduate Institute of Plastic Arts, Tainan National University of The Arts in 2010. His major solo exhibitions include The Burglar of Visual Signals: An Adventure Beyond Boundaries(Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Kaohsiung, 2011). Participated in many overseas group exhibitions including Germany, Beijing, Tokyo, Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore. Awarded for Kaohsiung Art Award (2008) and Taipei Art Awards (2009). Chang Teng-Yuan’s mixed-media artwork vigorously challenges our habitual experiences in viewing. On one hand, these …

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2014 Looking for LOHAS Talents-The “working holiday” Program of Gold Museum

Since the grand opening in 2004, the Gold Museum has been dedicated to preserving and revitalizing the mining cultural heritage in the Shuinandong-Jinguashi-Jiufen area. On a continuing basis, the aim of the program is to enhance the networking between local features and environmental resources and to fully present the integration of mining cultural heritage and history in the area. In August 2012 the Gold Museum has firstly introduced the concept of “working holiday”, all the “LOHAS Talents” are invited to join the program in Jinguashi, which is one of the world-class landscapes in Taiwan. The program provides free accommodation in a Japanese Style Dormitory area. By joining the program all the LOHAS Talents can experience the atmosphere and the lifestyle in the old mine mountain through the interaction with the local artists. This program will be launched again next year, in order to revitalize the old village and promote cultural and art development in the triangular area of Shuinandong-Jinguashi-Jiufen. The selected artists are welcome to choose any one of three periods to explore the festivities, creative works of the local artists and the full series of museum events in the area. The program aims to bring the visiting artists a …

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The Rainbow Initiative-Funds for Collaborative Cultural Projects

The Ministry of Culture (MOC) is launching the Rainbow Initiative—Funds for Collaborative Cultural Projects, which has a multi-national focus; it entails the participation of parties from both the Republic of China (Taiwan) and other nations. This project will 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 about USD$333 thousand in MOC funding. While applicants must be Taiwan-based organizations, foreign groups are welcome to seek out eligible funding recipients with whom to partner on a project. For application please visit http://www.moc.gov.tw/law.do?method=find&id=438

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Design-In

Taipei Cultural Center is delighted to present Desig-In:the exhibition of the contemporary moon shape fan. Design is an important part of the society. It can stand alone as an individual art form. In addition, it can be a crossover art form integrated with all kinds of modern and technological product. In so doing, the quality of the product is improved and the value is increased. Design, therefore, becomes vital for creative industry. In this exhibition, prominent designers are invited to design images for the moon shape fan by embodying the rich, significant Taiwanese culture such as the natural, cultural sceneries and heritages. The image reflects the integration of the profuse cultural meanings and designer’s style and observation. Their design gives the traditional and ornamental moon shape fan modernity, innovative look and aesthetic, and meanwhile carries out the Taiwanese imagery and cultural values. These works are on loan from the TGDA (Taiwan Graphic Design Association), which has continuously urged Taiwanese designers to donate their efforts to exalt literature and originality of Taiwan. Taipei cultural Center of TECO in New York has been actively bringing Taiwan’s cultures to North America and strengthened cultural promotion considerably since 2002. We cordially invite you to …

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