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'Immersive' Charlie Chaplin museum springs to life
Imagine moving along the cogs within giant machinery like Charlie Chaplin in "Modern Times," or tumbling inside a cabin teetering on the edge of a cliff as he did in "Gold Rush."
 
A 400-year-old picture that might have been painted by Italian master Caravaggio has been found in an attic in southern France.
 
Stepping 'Inside Heatherwick Studio'
Over the past decades, Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM, 臺北市立美術館) has introduced various contemporary architectural designs and masterpieces by critically acclaimed designers worldwide. As an extension of its dedication, TFAM is hosting "British Inventors: Inside Heatherwick Studio" (新世代英倫創造:走進海澤維克工作室) until May 15.
 
World-renowned artist Christo may be 80, but he boasts the energy of a teenager: after creating umbrella forests, wrapping the Reichstag and decking Central Park in saffron, his new project will see audiences walk on water in Italy.
 
Haiti artists forge int'l reputation with 'junk' art
Amid a maze of car repair shops in Haiti's gritty capital, Andre Eugene pitches a shredded tire he found atop a towering sculpture he built out of rusty engine parts, bed springs and other cast-off junk.
 
From trash to treasure: old
Stuffed into a tiny room off an alleyway are items that Wang Jinming readily admits were put out with the garbage: Paper string, a needle holder, a metal pancake maker built for thrusting into a fire.
 
Zaha Hadid, famed architect, dies at age 65
Zaha Hadid, the world's most famous female architect who attracted plaudits for works of sweeping curves and controversy for huge cost overruns, died on Thursday at the age of 65, her company said.
 
Yunlin County set to host 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival
Yunlin County has been selected as the host of the 2017 Taiwan Lantern Festival, one of the most important annual events during the Chinese New Year.
 
The "2016 Pingtung Rice-field Art and Living Festival" is taking place in Longshui Village, Hengchun Township on Friday, April 1, after the success of the Line-themed Pingtung Picturesque Rice-field Art Festival held in Nanzhou Township, Pingtung County, last year.
 
Innovative Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65
Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, whose modernist, futuristic designs included the swooping aquatic center for the 2012 London Olympics, has died at age 65. She leaves a string of bold, often beautiful and sometimes controversial buildings around the world.
 
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