Eslite Gallery (誠品畫廊) will hold a group exhibit of painting and installation by Hong Kong artist Wilson Shieh (石家豪) and Singaporean artists Jane Lee (李綾瑄) and Donna Ong (王美清). Shieh draws on his background in Chinese ink painting to create caricatured figures that examine, symbolically, the process of identity building in modern society. Lee’s paintings, in which she incorporates unconventional materials, push the boundaries of her chosen medium and verge on sculpture. Ong’s installations are assemblages of objects commonly found in manufacturing processes.
■ Eslite Gallery (誠品畫廊), 5F, 11 Songgao Rd, Taipei City (台北市松高路11號5摟), tel: (02) 8789-3388 X1588. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 7pm
■ Opening reception on Saturday at 3pm. Until June 5
For those of you who didn’t make it to Kaohsiung for One Is Everything: 50 Years of Work by Richard Lin (一即一切:林壽宇50年創作展), a solo exhibit of Richard Lin’s (林壽宇) work at Jia Art Gallery (家畫廊) is not to be missed. The gallery will exhibit a number of Lin’s minimalist and abstract paintings from the 1950s to the 1970s, a formative period in his career. The gallery will also exhibit two paintings that have never been shown in Taiwan.
■ 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
■ Opening reception on Friday at 6pm. Until June 26
The Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts will open three exhibits this week covering sculpture, painting and video installation. 2011 Haiku Sculpture (2011雕刻五，七，五) presents sculptural works from 20 participating educational institutions in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, China and Thailand. The exhibition adapts the Japanese minimalist form of poetry to sculpture, prompting the artists to ponder, interpret and reinterpret diverse themes such as tradition and modernity, writing and carving and the relationship between poetry and sculpture. Also at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, Tranquility Through Windows (閒窗) offers a retrospective look at paintings by artist and critic Ni Tsai-chin (倪再沁). Ni’s work, which ranges from Chinese ink painting to oil-on-canvas, humorously critiques contemporary art fads. Ni will give a lecture on May 25 from 3pm to 5pm. Meanwhile, For Years and Years (N年後) presents a new series of videos by Lin Guan-ming (林冠名). Lin’s poetic videos of oceanscapes meditate on the ebb and flow of existence.
■ Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (關渡美術館), 1 Xueyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市學園路1號), tel: (02) 2893-8870. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm
■ Haiku Sculpture: Opening reception on Friday at 5pm. Until June 19. Tranquility: Opening reception on Friday at 3pm. Until June 19. For Years and Years: Opening reception on Friday at 5pm. Until June 12
Fang/Grain Rain (方．穀雨) is an award-winning video by Chinese artists Qiu Shiming (裘世明) and Luo Haiming (駱海銘). Qiu and Luo transformed a photography studio into a working camera chamber and re-developed its stockpile of photos in an attempt to signify the cyclical passing of life. The video was made using 20,000 photographs. The exhibition also includes an archive of materials that tells the history of the photography studio and the people who have worked there since the founding of the People’s Republic of China.
■ 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