ANNOUNCEMENT

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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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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