Chien-Ying Tseng, Souvenir, 2019, 95.5x76 cm

A Cultural Adventure Across Continents: New York City, Yogyakarta, and the Silk Road

About Chien-Ying Tseng (Recipient of 2017 Fellowship)

As a visual artist with a background in traditional Chinese ink and gouache painting, Tseng bestows the Chinese media with a sense of spirituality, in an attempt to express the different states of human mind in modern society.

Tseng's Record of His Grant Trip

As a contemporary Chinese ink painter, I constantly encounter and question the relationship between traditional aesthetics and contemporary art. As a...

posted: August 8, 2019
Category: Features

(Left) Anastasia Melati, (Middle) Lin Chen-Mei, ACCTF's board member and the chairman of group 33 south, (Right) Grantee Cheng Yin-Chen, and Group 33 South members.

Group 33 South 10th Anniversary and Grantees Dance Performance

ACCTF's board member Hsu Pao-Lin gave a congratulatory speech.

Group 33 South gathered in Tainan this April to celebrate their tenth anniversary. The festivities featured a joint performance of Indonesian court dance by ACC grantees Cheng Yin-Chen (Theater,2015) and Anastasia Melati. Traditional Indonesian court dance requires agility and concentration with subtle movements capable of indicating powerful emotions. Ms. Cheng and Ms. Melati demonstrated their exemplary mastery of the...

posted: May 23, 2018
Category: Features

Isa Ho (2013, 2016 ACC grant recipient) - Westbeth's Project

2017 August was a no ordinary summer to Isa Ho, a Taiwanese contemporary photographer, as her solo exhibition "Not the Chelsea Hotel" held in Taiwan has put a meaningful ending note to her past 4 years' photo shooting at the Westbeth Artists Housing, a historical landmark in New York housing around 400 artists.

With ACC grant support in 2013, Isa excitedly embarked her journey and began her 6-month fellowship program in New York where she was arranged to stay at ACC's...
posted: September 26, 2017
Category: Features

Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company

Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company, a 2011 and 2015 ACC grant recipient, is well known for its performances of traditional and contemporary puppet theater  in Taiwan. Located in the old district of Taipei, the puppet theater has recently been renovated. To celebrate the theater's opening, Group 33 North paid a visit to its new home on March 28, 2017.

Dr. Robin Ruizendaal, a longtime friend of ACC, was there to welcome the group. Robin is both co-founder and artistic director of Taiyuan...

posted: April 24, 2017
Category: Features

Cultural Ambassador Project: Ralph Samuelson


Ralph Samuelson, former ACC Director (1991- 2008), joined the Asian Cultural Council in 1976 and later established Taiwan as the ACC’s third representative branch in Asia. Since 2008 he has served as ACC’s Senior Advisor. A cultural leader, ethnomusicologist, and musician, Samuelson studied the traditional Japanese flute, shakuhachi, with the Late Living National Treasure Goro Yamaguchi and other distinguished teachers in Japan and has performed around the globe.

posted: March 7, 2017
Category: Features

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