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Taiwanese Artists participate in 2015 New York Electronic Art Festival

May 23-July 20, 2015 LOCATIONS: Harvestworks The American Museum of the Moving Image Nolan Park, Governor’s Island Alwan Center for the Arts New York New Media Center by IFP Meet-the-Artists Reception Wednesday, June 24, 2015 6-8PM Taipei Cultural Center in New York (1 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017) Live Performance Saturday, June 28, 2015 The American Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave, New York, NY 11106) New York Electronic Art Festival aims to provide a discursive public context for the appreciation of cutting-edge electronic artwork, a showcase of exciting interdisciplinary work and technological virtuosity. Attendees get an overview of how technology is being used in various artistic disciplines, and will have the opportunity to take part in a discussion about how these technologies will continue to shape contemporary art practice. Technology can play a role that is both daunting and exhilarating, and art is the most vital tool we have for realizing the potential of our technologies. Harvestworks has organized 2015 New York Electronic Art Festival around the theme of Plausible Worlds, a challenge to artists to define his/her/their relationship to art and technology and, through this, explore the limits of human agency and imagination. The …

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Taiwanese twin dancers and choreographers, Hsiao-Wei Hsieh and Hsiao-Ting Hsieh, present InTW new season

Hsiao-Wei Hsieh and Hsiao-Ting Hsieh, twin dancers and choreographers from Taiwan and founders of InTW will produce their second independent show on June 27, 28 at Martha Graham Studio Theater. InTW was founded by Hsiao-Wei Hsieh and Hsiao-Ting Hsieh in 2014. Their work has been performed in New York City at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, the Ailey Citigroup Theater, Triskelion Arts, Roxbury Arts Center, Slavatore Capezia Theater and Bonnie Bird Theatre in London. InTW produces thoughtful, poetic and ambitious dance productions and take human themes into choreography. The dance language in their choreography is rooted in Hsiao-Wei & Hsiao-Ting’s own culture, modern dance training, movement analysis by Rudolf Laban and their fascination with storytelling. InTW is awarded by several residency programs including The Field Artist Residency Space, Djerassi Resident Artists Program and CUNY Dance Initiative. Hungry Candy was their dance film while Hsiao-Wei and Hsiao-Ting had one-month residency in Djerassi Residency Artists Program. Inspired by natural scene and art work, they developed a dance bases on the story of “ Hansel and Gretel”. Before Sunrise, was inspired by the Sunflower Movement happened in Taiwan on March in 2014, which students occupied the government building and fight against with the …

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Chien-Chi CHANG: Double Happiness at inCube Arts SPACE

Curated by Chi-Wen HUANG 15 – 30 May, 2015 Opening Reception|7 – 9pm, SAT. 16, May, 2015 inCube Arts SPACE (314 West 52nd St., #1, New York, NY 10019) Hours: WED – FRI, 12 – 6pm; SAT, 12 – 5pm, Other times available by appointment. inCube Arts SPACE presents its first exhibition dedicated to the work of Graz, Austria-based Taiwanese artist Chien-Chi CHANG (b.1961): Double Happiness (2004-2011), curated by Chi-Wen HUANG and in collaborated with Chi-Wen Gallery, Taipei. Marriage brokers recruit young Vietnamese women to come to Ho Chi Minh City where they are viewed by groups of Taiwanese men. Each of them pays a fee to pick a suitable bride from the lineup. Within days of meeting, the couples will be married. By using the medium of photography and video as his artistic medium, in Double Happiness, Chien-Chi Chang offers a series of scenarios following the process of arranged marriage in south-east Asia: from selection and application to all the paperwork and the final ceremony. The images are accompanied by interviews with the brokers, the men and women that take place between the potential bride and grooms as they determine the suitability of their partners. Chien-Chi CHANG is also …

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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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Vincent Hsu Trio at Taiwan Academy

2015 Homeland to New York—Vincent Hsu’s Jazz Original Night Taiwan Academy will be presenting a night of Vincent Tsung-Yu Hsu’s jazz originals with his special New York trio at 7:30pm on May 13th at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York. This not to be missed concert is open to the jazz aficionados and general public alike. Please RSVP for complimentary admission. We’re cordially inviting you to join us for the fresh sound of jazz from Taiwan and journey through Vincent Hsu’s musical homeland. This spring, Vincent is returning to New York with his award-winning debut album, “Homeland,” which won the “Best Jazz Album of the Year” by the 2014 Golden Indie Music Award in Taiwan. During this trip to New York, Vincent is also collaborating with two jazz veterans, Harold Danko and Billy Drummond for his latest recording project. These three outstanding musicians are invited by Taiwan Academy to present a special trio performance and share Vincent Hsu’s stories about jazz and beyond. Vincent Hsu arrived in New York at the age of 25 and bought his first double bass. At the age of 28, he gave his first public performance. At 31, he wrote his first …

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Following in the footsteps of the eminent writer: Pai Hsien-Yung

It is our pleasure to announce that Taiwan Academy of TECO in New York will launch its 2015 Taiwan Film Series with the title “Following in their footsteps: A recollection of three influential Taiwanese Artists”, which includes 1 feature film and 2 documentaries as follows: 1. Actress—Ching Chiang Hsi Shih: Beauty of Beauties(Feature Film, 1965, 154 min.) 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 25th 2. Writer—Pai Hsien-Yung The Sudden Recollection of “Taipei People” (Documentary, 2014, 40 min.) 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 28th, please RSVP here 3. Taiwanese Opera Singer—Liao Chiung-Chih Taiwanese Opera Maestro Liao Chiung-Chih (Documentary, 2009, 45 min.) 6:30 pm, Thursday, June 25th On May 28th will be screened the documentary, The Sudden Recollection of “Taipei People”. It is about Pai Hsien-Yung, a writer of modernism literature in Taiwan. He has published more than a dozen literary works. His writing career started with his first collection of short stories, Fallen Immortals, followed by well-know works like Taipei People, Wandering in a Garden, Waking from a Dream, and Crystal Boys, etc. His works combine essence from traditional Chinese and modern Western novels and the depiction of ordinary people piece up a picture of the sorrow, joy, separation and reunion of humanity in …

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Chi-Wen Gallery at Frieze New York 2015 – Focus

Dates|Thur.- Sun. May 14 – 17, 2015 Booth no.|D06 Sponsor|Ministry of Culture, Taiwan (R.O.C.) Chi-Wen Gallery for Frieze New York 2015 will present two important works by Graz, Austria-based Taiwanese artist Chien-Chi Chang(b.1961): Escape from North Korea (2007-2011) and China Town (1992-2011). For his ongoing project China Town (1992-2011), Chien-Chi Chang first became interested in themes related to the dispersion of Chinese individuals and families from their homeland in 1992. In the years since he has closely followed and documented the lives of illegal immigrants in New York City’s Chinatown, who left China as a matter of survival. As an artist Chien-Chi Chang explores alienation and connection between people in contemporary society by developing long-term, interactive relationships with his subjects. China Town consists of 18 families portrayed in sets of either 2 or 3 black/white and color photographs (total 38 pieces), together with one single channel video. Again using the medium of photography and video as his artistic medium, Escape from North Korea (2007-2011) records the dangerous journey by North Korean defectors, traveling over 5000 miles and crossing China and Laos, into Thailand. This contemporary narrative of historical significance continues with the defectors facing the new challenge of starting a …

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Taiwanese Artists Participate ISCP Spring Open Studio 2015

Dates:April 24th to 25th, 2015 Open Hours:Friday to Saturday,3:00pm to 8:00pm Opening Reception:April 23rd, 2015, 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, Isa Ho and will participate spring Open Studios of ISCP from April 24 – 25th, 2015. It will hold a private VIP hour to launch Open Studios on Friday, April 23rd, from 6 to 9pm. 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, Isa Ho Isa Ho is a Taiwanese artist who creates simulated reality through contemporary photography. It is through these methods that she works to address her social concerns and fulfill her personal responsibility to society. Museums that have collected her work include the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei National University of the Arts, Hong-Gah Museum, Kaosiung Museum of Fine Arts, and the White Rabbit Gallery in Sydney, Australia. Her awards and recognitions include the 2012 ACC grantees (Residency program at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New …

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Spring 2015 Taiwan Film Series

Following in their footsteps: A recollection of three influential Taiwanese Artists It is our pleasure to announce that Taiwan Academy of TECO in New York will launch its 2015 Taiwan Film Series with the title “Following in their footsteps”, which includes 1 feature film and 2 documentaries as follows: 1. Actress—Ching Chiang Hsi Shih: Beauty of Beauties(Feature Film, 1965) 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 25th, please RSVP here 2. Writer—Pai Hsien-Yung The Sudden Recollection of “Taipei People” (Documentary, 2014) 6:30 pm, Thursday, May 28th 3. Taiwanese Opera Singer—Liao Chiung-Chih Taiwanese Opera Maestro Liao Chiung-Chih (Documentary, 2009) 6:30 pm, Thursday, June 25th The film “Hsi Shih” was at the time the biggest-budget Chinese language movie ever made in Taiwan. And the protagonist Chiang made close to 30 films in Hong Kong and Taiwan in the 1960′s and 1970′s. She hit her big time in Taiwan’s film industry and won the Best Actress Award at the Taiwan Golden Horse Film Festival in 1967. She was the only movie/stage artist who traversed the three Chinese political entities – PRC, British colonial Hong Kong, and Taiwan – during the Cold War. In 1970, Chiang left the Taiwan/Hong Kong film industry at the height of her …

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