Karma Pays Off: Weekly News Roundup
By The Editors
On July 10, the 19th Taishin Arts Award revealed their winners via a live-streaming ceremony. Selected from 15 finalists, the Grand Prize winner Ming-Hwa Yeh received a cash prize of TWD 1.5 million (USD 53,700) for her 2020 performance The House Behind the Wall. Conceived for the Wang Da Hong House Theatre, Yeh’s piece documents the life of architect Wang Da Hong in three segments that combine dance, traditional theater, and video projections. Ting-Tong Chang, Hsien-Yu Cheng, and Dino were presented with the Visual Arts Award, worth TWD 1 million (USD 35,800), for their project Taipei Robot Man 2.0: Infodemic (2020), which uses digital technologies to create installations and sound performances from online troll posts and disinformation. The TWD 1 million (USD 35,800) Performing Arts Award was given to Taiwanese dancer-choreographer Wu-Kang Chen and French artist Jérôme Bel for their collaboration Dances for Wu-Kang Chen (2020).