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Art exhibition listings


Jeff Chien-hsing Liao, Cyclone (2010).

Photo Courtesy of Yi&C Contemporary Arts Gallery

Chen Chieh-jen (陳界仁), Wu Tien-chang (吳天章), Daido Moriyama and Shomei Tomatsu are among 16 photographers showing their work in Documented, Doubted and Imagined Realities: Contemporary Photography From Japan and Taiwan (真實,試煉與魔幻:台日當代攝影聯展). Curated by Rudy Tseng (曾文泉), the exhibition of 70 photographs takes the end of World War II as its starting point and explores social, cultural and political issues in both countries.

■ Yi&C Contemporary Art (易雅居當代空間), 22, Ln 252, Dunhua S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市敦化南路一段252巷22號), tel: (02) 2781-3131. Open Mondays to Fridays from 10am to 7pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 2pm to 6pm

■ Opening reception on Friday at 6pm. Until Sept. 23

Ours. Karaoke is a video installation by Yu Cheng -da (余政達). Yu used a webcam to film his friends engaged in all manner of spontaneous and amusing performances at karaoke clubs.

■ 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 Friday at 3pm. Until Sept. 30

1+1: A Cross Straight, Four Regions Artistic Exchange Project (1+1. 兩岸四地藝術交流計劃) pairs up 16 emerging artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Macau. The dialogue between artists from different regions is used as a starting point to examine issues of gender, identity, place and culture.

■ 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 Sept. 25

US artist Candice Ivy examines the imprints that different communities in Taiwan make on the landscape in Feral, a solo show of drawings in which she examines “Taiwan’s contemporary approaches to ‘green’ architecture,” according to her artist’s statement.

■ Barry Room, Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村百里廳), 7 Beiping E Rd, Taipei City (台北市北平東路7號), tel: (02) 3393-7377. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 11am to 9pm

■ Opening reception tonight at 7pm. Until Sunday

Fifteen commissioned works highlight British architecture, fashion and product design since the 1960s in Super Contemporary — Designed in London, which charts defining creative moments in the UK. Participants include fashion designers Paul Smith and Wayne Hamingway, Pritzker Prize-winner Zaha Hadid, product designers Ron Arad and Tom Dixon, and Thomas Heatherwick, who designed the UK Pavilion for last year’s Shanghai World Expo.

■ Taipei Fine Arts Museum (台北市立美術館), 181, Zhongshan N Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市中山北路三段181號), tel: (02) 2595-7656. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:30am to 5:30pm, and until 8:30pm on Saturdays. Admission: NT$30

■ Opens on Friday. Until Nov. 27

Lin Pey-chwen (林珮淳) questions the use of genetic technology to create “unnatural artificial life” in Eve Clone Series II (夏娃克隆系列 II). The bizarre, though skillfully rendered, sculptural installations of body parts were inspired by the Book of Genesis.

■ Galerie Grand Siecle (新苑藝術), 17, Alley 51, Ln 12, Bade Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市八德路三段12巷51弄17號), tel: (02) 2578-5630. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 1pm to 6pm

■ Until Sept. 1

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