The Ministry of Culture will hold exhibitions in Taipei and Kaohsiung to showcase new artists subsidized by “My First Show,” a program that aims to demonstrate the creativity and innovation of Taiwan’s amateur artists.
The Ministry will send 20 cultural professionals and artists from six genres – visual arts, curation, literature, crafts, audiovisual productions, and pop music – to 11 overseas art villages under its annual residency-and-exchange program.
The Ministry offers an annual program to support the daily operations and development of Taiwan’s art villages. Seven out of the 28 applicants were selected for the subsidies totaling NT$13.7 million (US$434,208) this year.
An international media delegation traveled to the southeastern county of Taitung to learn more about Taiwan’s prehistoric and Austronesian roots from the National Museum of Prehistory.
UCLA has renewed its participation in the Spotlight Taiwan project. In its second year of partnership, UCLA will host dance performances, lectures, artist residencies, exhibitions, and conferences relating to Taiwan.
Several renowned orchestras, composers, and musicians from Taiwan will be participating in a three-day event celebrating cross-cultural music at Rice University in Texas from March 13 to 15.
Taiwanese avant-garde artist Chang Hsia-fei has been invited by the Centre d’art Nei Liicht - Galeries Dudelange in Luxembourg to hold a tragedy-themed solo exhibition from March 7 through April 23.
The “Horizons of Art Quilts” exhibition showcasing quilted artworks from 60 quilt artists based in Taiwan, Japan, and South Korea will take place at the National Taitung Living Arts Center from March 10 through 29.
An exhibition featuring Japanese textile artist Kusano Shizuka will be held in Taipei to express Japan’s gratitude for Taiwanese aid in the wake of the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011.
The National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra will present the Taiwanese premiere of “Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball),” an opera by Italian Romantic composer Giuseppe Verdi, in Taichung and Kaohsiung this weekend.