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Artists venture into the unknown

The Taipei Arts Festival seeks to be a platform for emerging artists keen on pushing new boundaries

By Ian Bartholomew  /  Staff reporter

Of the 11 works in this year’s show, seven follow the developmental direction set by last year’s festival, “international co-productions with Taipei at their core,” in which foreign artists are invited to develop shows with Taiwan artists, pushing artistic boundaries in new directions. The theme this year is “exploring new worlds.” Keng said that while the scope of new adventure is diminishing in the real world, art still has many unexplored regions to which artists could travel if they only dared.

Extensive English-language information about the festival and the shows can be found at the festival Web site eng.taipeifestival.org.tw. The festival opens August 1 and runs until Sept 8.

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