Transjourney — 2012 Future Media Festival (超旅程 — 2012未來媒體藝術節) brings together nearly 50 works of digital art by artists from the US, Italy, Germany, South Korea and Taiwan. The festival includes installations by video art pioneer Nam June Paik, as well as a site-specific, audio-visual performance by Canadian artist Herman Kolgen. Through exhibitions, lectures and forums, the festival seeks to integrate “art, performance, sound, video, gaming, lifestyle and technology, to illustrate the trajectory of future arts,” according to the press release. A symposium on digital art will be held on Sunday beginning at 1pm at the Taipei National University of the Arts’ (國立臺北藝術大學) International Conference Hall (國際會議廳). For more details and to register, visit www.kdmofa.tnua.edu.tw (Chinese and English).
■ 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
■ Begins Sunday. Until Feb. 19
Re-engrave (深刻) is a solo exhibition by Juang Rung-je (莊榮哲). According to the gallery’s press release, Juang uses “skin and blood” to create paintings that express “our manic lives.” In reality, the paintings are delicate renderings of natural subjects, and are reminiscent of Chinese bird-and-flower paintings. The artist will give a talk on Saturday beginning at 4:30pm.
■ Fotoaura Institute of Photography (海馬迴光畫館), 2F, 83 Chenggong Rd, Greater Tainan (台南市成功路83號2樓), tel: (06) 200-8856. Open Wednesdays to Sundays from 1pm to 8pm
■ Opening reception on Saturday at 3pm. Until Feb. 5
To Hell With Your Future (去你的未來) is a solo exhibition of video works by Chen Wan-jen (陳萬仁). Chen’s one and two-channel videos depict car accidents in urban environments.
■ IT Park Gallery (伊通公園), 41 Yitong St, Taipei City (台北市伊通街41號), tel: (02) 2507-7243. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 1pm to 10pm
■ Opening reception on Saturday at 7pm. Until Feb. 4
Beyond the Frame (明目補血) is a group exhibit of installation and video art by Chen Shiau-peng (陳曉朋), Niu Chun-chiang (牛俊強) and Yu Cheng-da (余政達) that examines color theory.
■ 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
■ Until Jan. 21
Chen Ching-yuan (陳敬元) ponders notions of self-knowledge and the human body in Staggering Matter, a solo exhibit of painting, drawing, video and installation art. According to the press release, Chen’s work attempts to move “the oppressed and restrained body through various forms, personalities and perspectives.”
■ Tina Keng Gallery (耿畫廊), 15, Ln 548, Ruiguang Rd, Taipei City (台北市瑞光路548巷15號), tel: (02) 2659-0798. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 7pm
■ Until Jan. 20
Essence of Memory (記憶的本質) is a group exhibit of painting by artists from Taiwan, China and the US. It includes portraiture by Chen Ji-lan (陳既瀾) and Tsai Yi-ting (蔡依庭), as well as monotone landscape paintings rendered by Xie Fan (謝帆).
■ Sakshi Gallery (夏可喜當代藝術), 33 Yitong St, Taipei City (台北市伊通街33號), tel: (02) 2516-5386. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 1:30pm to 9:30pm, Sundays from 1:30pm to 7:30pm
■ Until Jan. 29