Taishin Arts Awards Finalist Exhibition

Taipei, Taiwan, March 07, 2007 --(PR.com)-- The Taishin Foundation is pleased to announces this year's Arts Awards Finalists.  The Taishin Arts Awards are the largest annual awards for Taiwanese contemporary arts, with winners in Visual and Performing Arts categories each receiving NT 1 million.  There is also a Jury's Special Award of NT 300,000. 

This year's five Finalists for the Visual Arts Award are: Art as Environment-- A Cultural Action in the Tropic of Cancer, Chiayi 2006 curated by Mali Wu; Spreading-- A Solo Exhibition by Rose P.Y. Huang; Post-Document by Open-Contemporary Art Center; Beware of God by Hung-chih Peng; and The Home Project-- A Solo Exhibition by Jun-Honn Kao. 

The ten finalists for the Performing Arts Awards are: NCO Elite Series-- A Feast of Pluck Music by the National Chinese Orchestra; CH3CC13 Releaser by 8213 Physical Dance Theatre; Boat Fantasy for Mona Lisa by 1/2 Q Theatre; What is Man? by the National Chiang Kai-shek Cultural Center; Der Ring des Nibelungen by the National Symphony Orchestra; Zhu Wen Elopes with a Ghost by Gang-a-tsui Theater; D'un Etrange Dialogue by Forum Music; The Golden Cangue by the National Guoguang Opera Company; and Nanke Story by 1/2 Q Theatre. 

Winners will be announced on April 15, 2007. 

Works of the fifteen finalists will be exhibited from April 7 through 27, 2007, on the second floor of the Taishin Tower, Renai Circle, Taipei.  Winners will be selected by an international jury, with judges hailing from around the world. 

The Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture established the Taishin Arts Awards in 2002 to cultivate the enduring awareness, innovation, and distinction of Taiwanese contemporary arts in the global community.  Every year, the Taishin Foundation organizes the Arts Awards in addition to ongoing arts programming and community outreach activities.

Taishin Bank Foundation for Arts and Culture
Becky Cho