Sunday, March 22, 2009

Taishin Arts Awards: The Best Visual and Performing Arts in Taiwan 2008

The Taishin Arts Awards will be awarded on May 2, 2008 by an international jury including: Tai-Song CHEN Art Critic (Taiwan); Du HUANG Senior curator, Beijing Today Art Museum (China); Christiane PAUL Adjunct curator, New Media Arts of Whitney Museum of American Art (USA); Yu-Pin LIN Associate Professor of Drama Department of Taipei National University of the Arts (Taiwan); Liuyi LI Director/Playwright, Beijing People’s Art Theatre (China); Joseph SEELIG Director, London International Mime Festival (UK); Hiroko NISHIMURA Producer, Tiny Alice Theatre / The Asia Little Theatre Exchange Network (Japan); Anita MATHIEU Director, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales, Seine-Saint-Denis (France).

The prestigious annual prize recognizes the best of Taiwanese visual art and performing arts. Besides the Performing Arts Award and the Visual Arts Award, each worth NT $1 million, there is the Jury’s Special Award for NT $300,000.

The 5 finalists for the Visual Arts Award are Jun-Jieh WANG, Yu-Cheng CHOU, Ta-Chien PAN, Tien-Chang WU and Taiwan Field Factory.

The 10 finalists for the Performing Arts Award are the National Chinese Orchestra, Chun-Hsien WU, Capital Ballet Taipei, Shu-Yi CHOU, The Party Theatre Group, M.O.V.E. Theatre, Ju Percussion Group, Performance Workshop and Shakespeare’s Wild Sisters Group for 2 works.

The Taishin Arts Award exhibition opens on April 25 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei and will feature the work of all the 15 finalists who were shortlisted by a local jury. After the winners are announced, a catalogue will be published.

The Taishin Art Foundation nurtures the arts and works within both the local and art communities to build greater understanding for the arts.

Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture

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