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September, 26, 2016

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Taipei Children's Art Festival
On a rainy night in the middle of Daan Park, hundreds of children and their parents filled the seats of the park's amphitheater and piled in on the grass in front, using raincoats as tarps to sit on, to watch Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) open the 17th Taipei Children's Art Festival (臺北兒童藝術節).
 
Open call for 'Designers in Residence Project' begins
Since 2012, Taiwan has been cooperating with the city of Eindhoven in the Netherlands to hold the "International Designers in Residence Project," inviting Dutch designers to visit Taiwan and experience the local culture. In order for designers and citizens to cross the cultural divide between Asia and Europe, Taiwanese designers also have the opportunity to conduct short stays in the Netherlands, thanks to the aforesaid program, which includes flight tickets, accommodation and a NT$45,000 stipend.
 
Turner Award-winning Assemble Studio arrives in Taiwan for seminars
Members of Turner Prize-winning "Assemble Studio" met with the press on Tuesday, in hopes of collaborating with Taiwan locals at seminars during their weeklong visit.
 
Istanbul's vast Camlica mosque holds first prayers
Istanbul's towering Camlica mosque will receive its first worshippers Friday, as Turkey unveils the latest grand project emblematic of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's big ambitions.
 
8 local, int'l artists to join Exploring Taoyuan artist-in-residency project
Eight local and international artists will join the Exploring Taoyuan artist-in-residency project as resident artists, including famous sculptor Fang Marvin-Minto or Fan Jiang Mindao (范姜明道), Korean artist Daeil Lee and Indonesian artist Arya Pandjalu, who are joining at the invitation of sponsors of the projects, according to Taoyuan Culture Foundation, one of the co-sponsors.
 
Decades of furniture design on display as Ikea opens museum
Swedish furniture giant Ikea on Thursday opened a museum showcasing its history, including the founder's Nazi-tainted past, attracting enthusiastic visitors but also critics saying it's just another marketing tool.
 
End of restoration
In this Friday, July 1 photograph, Diego della Valle, CEO of luxury shoe brand Tod's, speaks during a press conference to announce the end of a restoration project for the facade of the Colosseum that his company funded.
 
Summer rainbow
A male model displays a 2017 spring/summer robe in rainbow colors designed by Anja Gockel during the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin, Wednesday, June 29.
 
Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art
Centuries have passed since Neolithic artists swirled red and white color on the cliffs of northern Somalia, painting antelopes, cattle, giraffes and hunters carrying bows and arrows.
 
An Italian consumer group said Saturday it suspected artist Christo's popular floating walkway on a lake had involved an unreasonable waste of public money.
 
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