Taishin Arts Awards: The Best Visual and Performing Arts in Taiwan 2009
The 8th Taishin Arts Awards will be awarded on May 1st, 2010 by a jury including Jiunshyan LEE of Kao Yuan University of Technology Arts Center, Ava HSUEH
of Tainan National University of the Arts, Akira TATEHATA of National Museum of Art, Osaka, Grazia QUARONI of Fondation Cartier pour l'art contemporain, Wei-Zi FAN of Chinese Culture University, Huei-Ling JI art critic, Mathias Woo Yan-wai of Zuni Icosahedron, Hong Kong, Greg RANDALL of Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne, and John ASHFORD of Aerowaves-dance across Europe, UK.
The prestigious annual prize recognizes the best of Taiwanese visual art and performing art. 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 Li-Ren CHANG "Irdina-A Solo Exhibition," Ming-Tse LEE "I Love Taiwan and Love Southern Taiwan Even More," Ching-Yuan CHEN "The LiQUiD STATE," Po-Chih HUANG "Soft Revolt," and Su-Chen HSU and Chien-Ming LU "Plant-Matter NeoEden: Born in a Vegetable Patch & Material World in the Amis Tribe of Riverbank."
The 10 finalists for the Performing Arts Award are the Möbius Strip Theatre "2012," Wen-Chi SU "Heroïne," Ju Percussion Group Foundation "WU Shih-San Percussion Recital—NÉOPERCUSME," Taipei Chinese Orchestra "Christian Lindberg and TCO" and "Claude Delangle," Formosa-Zephyr Opera Troupe "Taiwanese Opera Thriller-Murder in the Blizzard Night Inn," Puppet & Its Double Theater "Der Schönste Moment," All Music Theatre "6 plus 11-The Duo Matchless," Shakespeare's Wild Sisters Group "Once, upon Hearing the Skin Tone" and National Chiang Kai-Shek Cultural Center "Song of Pensive Beholding."
The Taishin Arts Award exhibition opens on April 24 at the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts and will feature the work of all the finalists who were shortlisted by a local jury. The catalogue will be available then.
The Taishin Art Foundation nurtures the arts by working within the art community to help bring greater understanding of visual and performing arts throughout Taiwan.