Improbable Waves — Anicca (異浪無常) is a solo show of recent video work by Jawshing Arthur Liou (劉肇興). The first, titled Crossing, mourns the passing of the artist’s daughter. Rendered through 3D modeling, its textures simulate the ocean’s movements and are evocative of water scenes found in some impressionist oil paintings. Another work consists of a continually ascending spiral form that suggests seasonal change as well as the transitory nature of time and space.
■ Chi-Wen Gallery (其玟畫廊), 3F, 19, Ln 252, Dunhua S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市敦化南路一段252巷19號3樓), tel: (02) 8771-3372. Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 11am to 7pm.
■ Opening reception on Saturday at 3pm. Until April 24
Space．Rhythm (空間．旋律) is a solo show of works by Chinese artist Yang Liming (楊黎明). Yang’s paintings combine Western abstractionism with the free-flowing strokes of traditional Chinese brush and ink painting.
■ Jia Art Gallery (家畫廊), 1F-1, 30, Zhongshan N Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市中山北路三段30號1樓之1), tel: (02) 2591-4302. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm
■ Begins today. Opening reception on Friday at 3pm. Until April 3
Gender, dreams and daily life are the primary themes of Borderland’s Dawn (邊地微光), a sound and poetry exhibit by poet Tong Ya-li (彤雅立) and sound artist Wang Yu-jun (王榆鈞). The artists attempt to expand the boundaries of artistic works and explore the experimental aesthetics of their respective mediums. A performance will take place at Treasure Hill Artists Village on Saturday from 7:30pm to 9pm. Admission to the performance is free, but attendees must reserve a space by calling (02) 2364-5313 X114. Ask for Ms Tsai.
■ Treasure Hill Artists Village (寶藏巖國際藝術村), 4-8, Alley 37, Ln 230, Dingzhou Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市汀州路三段230巷37弄4-8號), tel: (02) 2364-5313. Open Tuesdays to Fridays from 3pm to 10pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 10pm
■ Until April 3
Celestial Skillfulness: Calligraphy and Painting of Qi Baishi (人巧勝天—齊白石書畫展) offers a glimpse of this prolific master of traditional Chinese ink painting through 113 works borrowed from China’s Liaoning Provincial Museum (遼寧省博物館). In addition to Qi’s paintings, the exhibit reveals his interests in poetry, prose, calligraphy and seal carving.
■ National Museum of History (國立歷史博物館), 49 Nanhai Rd, Taipei City (台北市南海路49號), tel: (02) 2361-0270. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm. General admission is NT$30
■ Until May 8
Liu Yi-an (劉怡安) presents a new series of abstract ceramic sculptures in The Truth of the Metaphor: The Present Dwelling (隱喻的真實:當下的居所). Liu’s disc-like creations are metaphors of time. The artist seeks to leave an “impression on every moment, every minute movement and repetitive actions.”
■ Yingge Ceramics Museum (鶯歌陶瓷博物館), 200 Wenhua Rd, Yingge Township, New Taipei City (新北市鶯歌鎮文化路200號), tel: (02) 8677-2727. Open daily from 9:30am to 5pm, closes at 6pm on Saturdays and Sundays
■ Until May 1