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Brimming with Nostalgia-The Humanistic Landscape of Taiwanese and Japanese Watercolor Paintings

Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York proudly presents Brimming with Nostalgia-The Humanistic Landscape of Taiwanese and Japanese Watercolor Paintings, a group exhibition of watercolor paintings held at Tenri Cultural Institute of New York from July 6th through July 31st, 2015 with an Opening Reception (RSVP required, CLICK HERE) on July 9th, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Watercolor painting has a long history in the West, with watercolor associations such as the Royal Watercolour Society (est. 1804) and the American Watercolor Society (est. 1866) having been in existence for several centuries. But Taiwanese watercolor painting has had a short lifespan by comparison. It was not until 1906, when the Japanese painter Ishikawa Kinichiro began teaching watercolor painting in Taiwan that the art form arrived on the island. However, traditional Chinese ink painting, which like watercolor painting uses water as a mixing medium, has been practiced for over a thousand years; its power, and its significance as a basic form of cultural nourishment for the Chinese people, cannot be overstated. In the East, a mere few decades of experimentation with watercolors have yielded rich and striking results, creating a unique style of watercolor painting with Chinese or Eastern characteristics …

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Taiwan artists participate in 2015 Experimental Film Virginia

Launched in 2013-2014, Experimental Film Virginia is a celebration and an exploration, an art-soaked film-making festival on Virginia’s Eastern Shore in the town of Cape Charles. All of its events are free and open to the public. EFV is an innovative, entrepreneurial festival created by artists that benefits local community culture and business while offering international artists a glimpse of a small town, genuine American experience. The process involves students, dancers, filmmakers, sound designers and creatives from all over the world making films inspired by the people and historic spaces of the beautiful lower Eastern Shore. The result is a collection of unique films, each one a snapshot of an ever-changing landscape as historic places, abandoned sites, and natural spaces. The films become an archive, a tangible collection of artifacts that preserve and capture the historic and natural beauty of Virginia. The films premiere in the historic Palace Theatre in Cape Charles followed by screenings in New York City, Turin, and Hong Kong. EFV creates an annual celebration and gathering of diverse people, local and foreign, in an unlikely, but precious, small town. EFV hope to stir things up and play a role in preserving, honoring, rivitalizing, recharging and boosting …

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Taiwan Cinema Now! in 2015 NYAFF

A long-awaited lineup of Taiwan’s film is going to bring laughter and tears to local audience in 2015 New York Asian Film Festival, starting from June 26. Supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Taipei Cultural Center in New York, these 4 contemporary films featuring unique Taiwan flavor are not to be missed this summer. MEETING DR. SUN | 行動代號孫中山 U.S. Premiere Taiwan, 2014 Running Time: 94 minutes Format: DCP Language: Mandarin and Taiwanese with English subtitles Director: Yee Chih-Yen Cast: Zhan Huai-Ting, Matthew Wei, Joseph Chang, Bryan Chang Showtimes: Tuesday, June 30, 8:30pm at Walter Reade Theatre One of the best heist movies you’ll ever see, only this time it’s not about cool professionals pulling off one last job. Instead it’s a deadpan send-up of the genre about two rival gangs of high school students, desperate to pay their school fees, who simultaneously decide to steal their school’s statue of national hero, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, to sell for scrap metal. So stone-faced you almost don’t see the comedy coming until it’s too late, this movie specializes in the absurdity of kids driven to extremes, but what starts as schoolyard slapstick becomes an urgent call for Taiwan’s youth to …

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Taiwanese Artists participate in 2015 New York Electronic Art Festival

2015 New York Electronic Art Festival Events Schedule Live Performance Date: Sunday, June 28 2015 Venue: Museum of the Moving Image, 36-01 35 Avenue, Astoria, NY 11106 5:00pm The Formation of the Worm by Zhang Yousheng (a.k.a. Sovietronic) 5:30pm Yingfan’sBlackwolfNagashi in Big Apple 8:00pm Samson Young, The Anatomy of a String Quartet Admission: Free with Museum admission Exhibition at Norlan Park, Governors Island May 23 – July 20, 2015 Lin Chi-Wei / “Tape Player,” sound installation DawangYingfan Huang (a.k.a. Black Wolf Nakashi) / “LUANTAN: My life is audio graffiti,” Taipei sound art archives from 1990 to 2002 June 24 – July 20, 2015 ShyuRuey-Shiann / “The River of Childhood,” 2010 Panel discussion: New Perspectives in Sound Art II Moderated by producer Carol Parkinson and independent curator Juliette Yuan, with American artists Ed Osborn, Christina Campanella, Jim Dawson, and Jess Rowland, and Taiwan artists DawangYingfan Huang and Zhang Yousheng. Date: Thursday, June 25 2015, 7:00-8:00pm Venue: Made In NY Media Center by IFP (Theater), 30 John Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201 Admission: Free Workshop: NERDj – A Sound Measuring Artist: Zhang Yousheng Time: Fri., June 26, 2015, 7:00pm Sun., June 27, 2015, 3:00pm Venue: Harvestworks, 596 Broadway, #602, New York, NY …

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Spring 2015 Taiwan Film Series

Spring 2015 Taiwan Film Series Following in the footsteps of the Taiwanese Opera Diva: Liao Chiung-Chih 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 3. Taiwanese Opera Singer—Liao Chiung-Chih Peony Blossoms: Taiwanese Opera Maestro Liao Chiung-Chih (Documentary, 2009, 45 min.) 6:30 pm, Thursday, June 25th, please RSVP here On June 25th will be screened the documentary, The Peony Blossoms. It was a Gold Remi Winner in 42nd Annual WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, 2009. The film documents the lives of Liao Chiung-Chih, a legendary Taiwanese opera maestro. She began her operatic career at age 10. After more than 60 years of performing, she is a central figure of traditional Taiwanese opera. The saying “drama is but a reflection of real life” is well-suited to describe the unparalleled life of …

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NEW MUSIC SEMINAR—Leading Industry Conference Returns to Transform the Music Business

NEW MUSIC SEMINAR JUNE 21-23, 2015 | WYNDHAM NEW YORKER HOTEL New Music Seminar (NMS) is an annual music conference and festival acting as a catalyst for change in the music industry. From breakout indie artists to visionary CEOs and executives, NMS is where high-level discussions and interaction will help craft solutions for the era of music business. Taking place in NYC June 21-23, 2015, NMS is dedicated in exploring new ways to support artists, exchange business ideas, and showcase the next generation of stars. The conference is held at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel and the New Music Nights Festival featuring the NMS Artist on the Verge Project will take place at various venues in Manhattan. For three days and nights, NMS tackles key challenges and discussions on how to generate greater revenue, and restore the music business back to its former glory. You will hear discussions and debates which concern the future of streaming and with Apple and Google announcements coming soon, this are the time we look towards getting 100 Million Subscribers, which will increase nearly $6 Billion in revenue to the Music Business. Two companies from Taiwan are invited to join the event this year with …

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Time After Time-Sung-Chih CHEN Solo Show at Gallery 456 in New York

Dates | 6.4 – 6.26.2015 Artist | Sung-Chih CHEN (Taiwan) Venue |456 Gallery | Chinese American Arts Council Gallery Hours | Mon-Fri 12-5PM Opening Reception | 6.4.2015 6-8pm The Ministry of Culture, Taipei Cultural Center of TECO in New York is glad to announce that Taiwanese artist; Sung-Chih CHEN (an Artist-In-Residency program of ISCP, supported by the ministry of culture, R.O.C, Taiwan) has his solo show at the 456 Gallery. “Time After Time – Sung-Chih Chen’s personal exhibition” showed the work “Untitled 2015” in response to Gallery 456’s invitation for a site specific installation in New York. The work continued the lingering depictions of time and traces in the work of Sung-Chih Chen; the coincidence of blooming flowers in the spring in New York elicited the artist’s curious observations for weak matters in the natural scenery. In the work, recycled printed sheets and plastic bags were molded to create a space with fallen blossoms to elicit entangled likes, dislikes, and refusals in the viewer. In this imaginative space gathered complex emotions, full of invalid and cheap materials in the world of consumption. The artist used the artistic event to continue the meaning of material existence, creating a mosaic of ! …

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MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015—A Five-Day New Music Festival in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY, June 10- June 14

Featuring: ensemble mise-en, Iktus Percussion, Dead Language and Rhythm Method String Quartet Performances and Events will be hosted by: the cell (June 10), Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America (June 11), MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (June 12), Taipei Cultural Center in New York (June 13) and Roulette (June 14) Concerts June 10: ensemble mise-en @ the cell (8pm) June 11: Hans Abrahamsen Portrait / ensemble mise-en @ Scandinavia House (8pm) June 12: Dead Language + Rhythm Method @ MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (8pm) June 13: New Music Marathon (ensemble mise-en / Iktus Percussion / Dead Language / Rhythm Method) @ Taipei Cultural Center in New York (4-10pm) June 14: Luka Ligeti Portrait / ensemble mise-en @ Roulette (5:30pm) Workshops June 10: Workshop I @ MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (10am-12pm) June 11: Workshop II @ MISE-EN_PLACE Bushwick (10am-12pm) June 12: Workshop III @ Taipei Cultural Center in New York (12-2pm) NEW YORK, NY — ensemble mise-en is excited to announce MISE-EN MUSIC FESTIVAL 2015, which will be presented in collaboration with Iktus Percussion, Dead Language, Rhythm Method String Quartet and more than 30 international composers. The works of these composers were selected from the festival’s call for scores, which yielded 737 submissions by 602 composers from …

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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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