MOT Arts presents Flower and Goldfish — Mika Ninagawa Solo Exhibition (蜷川實花個展), which will feature psychedelically colored C-prints mounted on Plexiglas by one of Japan’s best-known photographers. Ninagawa is promoted by Tomio Koyama Gallery, well known for its early support of Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara. The artist’s Web site says the 38-year-old “relishes art direction and conceptual shoots and her well-thought out concepts come to life in vivid visuals and seemingly incongruous forms.”
■ MOT Arts, 3F, 22, Fuxing S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市復興南路一段22號3樓), tel: (02) 2751-8088. Open daily from 11:30am to 8pm
■ Opening reception on Saturday at 4pm. Until Aug. 29
Photo courtesy of MOT ARTS
An exhibition by South Korean artist in residency Sim Jun Seub called Circular Motion (環形運動) is currently showing at the Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts. Sim’s installations feature piping, water, and noise and are based on the artist’s idea that “a basic element of the humans and of the nature is the water,” according to the museum’s Web site.
■ 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
■ Until Aug. 9
Photo courtesy of Powen Gallery
Solo Exhibition of Wang Wan-chun (王萬春) is the straightforward title for an exhibition of paintings and paper cut works by the Taiwanese artist born in Suao Township (蘇澳), Yilan County.
■ Powen Gallery (紅野畫廊), 77 Guoan 1st Rd, Situn Dist, Greater Taichung (台中市西屯區國安一路77號), tel: (04) 2463-3239. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm
■ Until July 30
Lin & Lin Gallery presents an exhibition titled Latent Reality — Cao Hui, Qu Guangci (潛層真實︰曹暉‧瞿廣慈雙人雕塑展) featuring the works of the two Chinese sculptors.
■ Lin & Lin Gallery (大未來林舍畫廊), 16 Dongfeng St, Taipei City, (台北市東豐街16號), tel: (02) 2721-8488. Open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am to 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 7pm
■ Until Aug. 14
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