“Lotus Pond,” a 1930 Eastern gouache painting by Lin Yu-shan currently held in the collection of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, has become the first-ever modern painting to receive designation as a national treasure.
Artworks by mixed media artists from Taiwan — Yuan Goang-ming, Wang Fu-jui, and Wu Chi-tsung — will be featured in a joint exhibition called “Phantom of Civilization” that will take place in Luxembourg from May 16 to Sept. 6.
A three-day film festival exploring the concept of “coming-of-age in a new Taiwan” through the eyes of filmmaker Hou Hsiao-hsien will take place at the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego from May 28 to 30.
Taiwanese documentary “Mountain Spirits” won high acclaim at the Chinese Visual Festival in London on May 14. The film shot by director Chen Singing focuses on the creative inner world of Taiwanese artist Wang Wen-chih.
The 2015 Creative Expo Taiwan (CET) successfully concluded on May 4, attracting more than 185,000 visitors and effectively promoting many promising young artists. Total revenue is expected to exceed NT$390 million.
Taiwan’s famous Techno Prince Nezha dance, a unique performance combining traditional parade dance with club music, took the center stage at the inaugural AsiaFest organized by the Asia Society Texas Center on May 17.
A total of 47 artifacts, including textiles, rattan-woven containers, paper relics, and weapons dated between the 19th and early 20th century, will be exhibited in Miaoli to show the elegance of indigenous Saisiyat artifacts.
The National Museum of Taiwan Literature has organized an exhibition on Taiwanese farming literature that portray the lives of the working class and contain special imagery unique to this category of works.
The National Museum of History’s “Golden Blossoms on Gemmed Treasures: A Gem-inlaid Gilt Filigree Collection” will be on display until May 31 to showcase a series of exquisite gold- and silver-gilt adornments.
The National Museum of Taiwan Literature has organized an exhibition on items donated by post-war female poet Tu Pan Fang-ko, including her manuscripts, journals, and books published during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan.