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One Day We Become Whites Chapbook Launch Reading

Taipei Cultural Center, No, Dear Magazine and Small Anchor Press (ND/SA) Present Chialun Chang   Friday, May 13th, 2016, 6:30 PM TECO (1 East 42 Street, New York NY10017)   Free Admission, RSVP required, or please e-mail to 0573@tpecc.org   This release and reading honors Chialun Chang and her first chapbook, One Day We Become Whites, published by No, Dear Magazine and Small Anchor Press (ND/SA). Chialun Chang is a visual artist and writer born in Taipei and now living in NYC. She is recipient of a 2015 Immigrant Artist Mentoring Fellowship from NYFA and a 2016 Emerging Writers Fellowship from Poets House. No, Dear is a Brooklyn-based poetry journal featuring new local writing loosely centered on a single-word theme. Since 2012, the mission of ND/SA has been to be the publisher of first chapbooks by writers living in New York City. Doing this enables emerging voices to actively participate in the writing community. The writers’ chapbooks have received attention from PEN Sound, Brooklyn Congresswoman Laurie Cumbo, and Timeout New York. These publications are as broad and diverse as the voices of the authors. The evening will feature poetry by Chialun Chang, B.C. Edwards, Krystal Languell, Emily Skillings, and Wendy Xu and will …

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HER Gaze : An Exhibition of Contemporary Women Artists from Taiwan

On view from May 3rd to 25th, 2016, the Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is delighted to present HER Gaze, an exhibition of paintings by women artists born in the 1980s. Organized by independent curator Josiane Lih-Huei Lai, HER Gaze showcases nearly 20 paintings by eight female artists: CHANG Chia-Ying (b.1982), CHANG En-Tzu (b.1983), Joyce HO (b.1983), HO Szu-Wei (b.1985), HUANG Hai-Hsin (b.1984), HSIEH Yi-Ju (b.1983), YEN Yu-Ting (b.1989), and HSIAO Chu-Fang (b.1980). It is an opportunity to explore the styles and focus of these young artists from Taiwan. The renowned 20th century British feminist writer Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) wrote in the collection of essays, A Room of One’s Own (1929), that “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” She plainly pointed out that as long as a woman can maintain her independence, she can fulfill her creative desires. The female artists in this exhibition were all born between 1980-1989, more than 100 years after Woolf. They are not burdened with much baggage from the past. Growing up in the age of greater gender equality, the female artists of this generation do not deliberately discourse on feminist …

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Taiwanese short film PING PONG COACH wins Student Visionary Award at 2016 Tribeca Film Festival

The Taiwanese short film PING PONG COACH, as the only Mandarin one selected by 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, was honored with the Student Visionary Awards at 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, April 21. This film tells the story of a fifteen-year-old girl, who falls for her ping pong coach as the father of her best friend and ping pong partner. The jury panel contributes its success to, “For its naturalistic tone and compelling performances, this film impacted us in a real way.” This film also receives $5,000 sponsored by HBO. The director Liu Yi and screenwriter Yang Chieh, both the current second-year film students in Columbia University, dedicated the Tribeca award to their film crew including their co-producer Chang Yu-Yen and Huang Zen, assistant director Yang Ya-Chi, cinematographer Wen Shi-Pei, production design Lin Yu-Ting, and costume design Chung Tun. PING PONG COACH is selected from 74 nominated shorts by the jury panels and given awards by Sharon Badal, Tribeca’s Vice President of Shorts Programming on Thursday evening in New York.

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TAIWAN CINEMA: YESTERDAY AND TODAY

It is our pleasure to announce the symposium and film screenings in cooperation with Columbia University and Taipei Cultural Center celebrating the release of An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan Film Studies edited by Jim Cheng, James Wicks, and Sachie Noguchi. 4/21/2016 ※10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Columbia University, Butler Library, Room 203 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Film Screening: Banana Paradise / 香蕉天堂 (Wang Tong, 1989) 1:00 p.m | What Does the Taiwan New Cinema Movement Mean 30 Years Ago? 1:45 p.m. | Dire Straits: Representation of 1949 and Wang Tong’s Cinema 3:15 p.m.| Recent Taiwan Films: Currencies & Circulations ※5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Taipei Cultural Center, please RSVP here 5:30 p.m. | Reception for the Book Release 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Film Screening: Buddha, Bless America / 太平天國 (Wu Nianzhen, 1996)   4/22/2016 ※10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Columbia University, Butler Library, Room 203 Film Screening | Maverick / 菜鳥 (Chen Wen-tang, 2015) ※7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Taipei Cultural Center, please RSVP here Film Screening | 10 + 10 (Hou Hsiao-hsien and other 19 leading directors of Taiwan, 2011)   The book project An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan Film Studies …

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Fresh Taiwan Cinema Ping Pong Coach and 3 Islands debuting at 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and 2016 NYC Indie Film Festival

As the only Mandarin film selected by this year’s Tribeca Film Festival (TFF), Ping Pong Coach will compete for the best short film along with other 52 films from 23 different countries. Its world premiere will be shown at TFF on Saturday, April 16 in attendance with the new talented director Liu Yi and screenwriter Yang Chieh, who are both the current second-year film students in Columbia University. Ping Pong Coach began its production in July 2015 with filming taking place in various locations around Taipei and Taoyuan City in Taiwan, telling a story of a fifteen-year-old girl, Tsi-An, fallen in love with her ping pong coach, who happens to be the father of her best friend and ping pong partner. The other keenly observational Taiwanese film chosen for 2016 NYC Independent Film Festival, 3 Islands, directed by Lin Xinyi, will screen on Thursday, April 28. 3 Islands’ documentary images try to shift from literary writings to the actual fixing of body-scene. Adopting literature as well as the personal research and practices of artists as scripts, paralleled with reversible movements of the flesh, this film recounts the unknown history and the symptomatic interpretations of the 3 islands of East Asia. For …

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Spring 2016 Taiwan Film Series — Discovering The Beauty and Sadness of History

Spring 2016 Taiwan Film Series — Discovering the Beauty and Sadness of History   The Taipei Cultural Center in New York is proud to announce that it will launch its Spring 2016 Taiwan Film Series with the theme of “Discovering Taiwan’s History.” The series includes three documentaries which were recently released in Taiwan, the screen dates are as follows:   1. Attabu (Documentary, 2013, 90 min) 6:30 pm, Thursday, April 28th 2. Attabu II (Documentary, 2015,108 min) 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 26th 3. Wansei Back Home(Documentary, 2015, 111 min) 6:30 pm, Wednesday, June 23rd   ‘’Attabu’’ comes from the language of the Pingpu aboriginals. The seemingly unfamiliar term of the ‘’Attabu LIN Family” refers to the Wufeng LIN Family, one of the five notable clans in Taiwan. The movie focuses on the history of the LIN family, and provides an overview of the historical changes that took place in Taiwan on both a micro and macroscale over a 200 year period, demonstrating how the two are tightly intertwined with one another.   Venue: Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in New York (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017) B1 Screening Room Complimentary admission with RSVP TEL: 212-697-6188 ext. 9 …

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Tsai Ming-liang’s latest film Afternoon and beloved classic Goodbye, Dragon Inn Coming in Early April

Taipei Cultural Center in New York is delighted to announce that the internationally acclaimed auteur Tsai Ming-liang’s latest feature Afternoon will be presented at the new arthouse cinema Metrograph on April 1while his ever astonishing Goodbye, Dragon Inn will be showed at the Museum of the Moving Image on April 2. For the past twenty-five years, Tsai Ming-liang has distinguished himself as one of the most tirelessly brilliant filmmakers in the world with such beautifully crafted films about love, sex, and urban alienation. Rarely does this great auteur appear onscreen himself and open up about his creative methods, so the new Afternoon, a film in four static shots in which the director sits with his subtly expressive muse Lee Kang-sheng in a ramshackle rural house to discuss all manner of things professional and very personal, is a highly anticipated work. Meanwhile, as a companion on-screen program to the exhibition “The Hollywood Classics behind Walkers & Dragon Inn & Goodbye, Dragon Inn,” exploring the porous relationship between fine-art and gallery culture and filmmaking, Tsai Ming-liang’s Goodbye, Dragon Inn will be showcased at the Museum of the Moving Image on April 2. For more information, please visit: Metrograph and MoMI Afternoon 2015 …

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Mythology – Jazz Night in Midtown

Taiwan Academy Presents Yuhan Su Quintet   Wednesday, April 6th, 2016, 7:30 PM TECO (1 East 42 Street, New York NY10017) Free Admission, RSVP required, or please e-mail to 0573@tpecc.org   Yuhan Su  – Vibraphone. Compositions Matt Holman – Trumpet. Flugelhorn Kenji Herbert – Guitar Petros Klampanis – Bass Nathan Ellman-Bell – Drums   A native of Taiwan, New York based-vibraphonist Su has been living in the US since moving to Boston in 2008 to study at Berklee. Since then, she has had performances along the East Coast and joined acclaimed saxophonist Greg Osby’s label, Inner Circle Music. Su’s debut release as leader, Flying Alone (Inner Circle Music, 2013), has been released to widespread approval. In the April edition of DownBeat, Brad Farberman wrote of Su’s “intelligence, sensitivity and a haunting sense of tenderness.” The album Flying Alone has received numerous music awards and nominations, including ‘Best Jazz Album of the Year’, ‘Best New Artist’, ’ Best Jazz Single’ from the 2013 Golden Indie Music Award and ‘Best Performance Album of the year’, ’Best Composer Award’ from 2013 Golden Melody Award in Taiwan, and “Best Release of 2013” by All about Jazz. Yuhan Su Quintet has released her second album A …

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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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