The National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts, southern Taiwan's first performing arts center of world-class caliber, will open to the public on Oct. 13 under the banner "Center for the Arts, Arts for the People."
Renovated from the former site of the ROC Air Force headquarters in Taipei, the Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-Lab) is a space for creative experimentation that reach across cultural fields and disciplines.
The Ministry of Culture has launched a free legal consultation service for artists and cultural professionals to help protect their rights and resolve disputes or questions pertaining to art or cultural work.
Wang Bao-yuan is a skilled craftsman of the cut-and-paste ceramic art. A student of He Jinlong (a cut-and-paste ceramics master from Shantou, China) and the only inheritor of He's specialist techniques, Wang's works are meticulous and detailed, and their immense artistic value has made them among the most admired and breathtaking parts of many temples in his hometown Tainan.
As a leading figure in the Taiwanese New Wave Cinema movement in the 1980s, Edward Yang was a filmmaker who illustrated the life of the middle class in a rapidly changing Taiwanese society through beautiful long shots. His 2000 feature "Yi Yi," which explores the urban life in Taipei, made him the first Taiwanese director to earn the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival.