Taking Time (慢拍) brings together photographers working in documentary and conceptual photography from Taiwan, South Korea, the US and Finland. The works range from Abelardo Morell’s exploration of the medium with camera obscura images to Antti Laitinen’s self-portraits. The other photographers are Lee Wen-cheng (李文政), Charles Labelle and Soo Kim.
■ Nou Gallery (新畫廊), 232, Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市仁愛路四段232號), tel: (02) 2700-0239. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 7pm
■ Opening reception on Saturday at 3:30pm. Until Nov. 10
Wu Chang-jung (吳長蓉) removed her nail extensions, put on her rubber boots and pitched in to help her parents tend their pig farm after they laid off their employees during an economic slump. Tap, Tap, a solo exhibit of video and photography, documents her experience in beautifully rendered kaleidoscopic works.
■ Digital Arts Center (台北數位藝術中心), 180 Fuhua Rd, Taipei City (台北市福華路180號), tel: (02) 7736-0708. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm
■ Opening reception will include a guided tour by the artist on Saturday at 2pm. Until Oct. 30
Recovering the Wet (濕而復得) is a series of photographs by Yang Wen-ching (楊文卿), who uses the wet-plate collodion process, which was introduced in the middle of the 19th century, to photograph still life images. Yang’s introduction says, “In today’s digital world, this ‘craft’ just might inspire a different way of thinking about images.”
■ 1839 Little Gallery (1839小藝廊), B1, 120 Yanji St, Taipei City (台北市延吉街120號B1), tel: (02) 2778-8458. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 8pm
■ Until Oct. 16
An Adventure Beyond Boundaries (視訊大盜之境外冒險) is a solo exhibition by Taipei Arts Award-winner Chang Teng-yuan (張騰遠). Using animation, viewing devices and highly stylized images, Chang turns visual signs into a kind of “creative nutrient,” allowing him to “split them into different perspectives.”
■ Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, 80 Meishuguan Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市美術館路80號), tel: (07) 555-0331. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am to 5pm. Admission: Free
■ Until Oct. 15
The Last Painting (最後一件繪畫) is a solo exhibit by Tzeng Yi-hsin (曾怡馨). Tzeng’s video and sound installations examine gender and racial issues within contemporary society and the manner in which people communicate.
■ Treasure Hill Artists Village (寶藏巖國際藝術村), 9, Alley 59, Ln 230, Dingzhou Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市汀州路三段230巷59弄9號), tel: (02) 2364-5313. Open Tuesdays to Fridays from 3pm to 10pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 10pm
■ Until Oct. 30