Find Green Light (遇見綠光) is an exhibit of new media art that examines environmental themes related to cities, such as green spaces and urban planning. The seven works by five artists include interactive displays, LED installations, animation and video.
■ The Splendor Hotel Taichung (台中金典酒店), 2F, 1049 Jianxing Rd, Greater Taichung City (台中市健行路1049號2F), tel: (04) 2328-1000 X8815. Open daily from 11am to 10pm
■ Until April 1
2011 Taipei Arts Awards shortlisted artist Liao Chi-yu (廖祈羽) uses role-play and open-ended narrative to create videos that subtly examine the complicated feelings relating to bodily experiences, memory and love. Miss Farewell presents these ideas in a solo show in two parts. Twinkle Series depicts the “imagination and experience about cultures and foods” through kitchen settings with “particular food elements and characters,” according to the gallery’s press release. The second series, untitled, portrays the “unexpected sadness and the sense of loss” people usually experience sometime during their life.
■ VT Art Salon (非常廟藝文空間), B1, 47 Yitong St, Taipei City (台北市伊通街47號B1), tel: (02) 2516-1060. Open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 1:30pm to 9pm, and Fridays and Saturdays from 1:30pm to 10pm
■ Until March 10
Hsia Ai-hua (夏愛華) explores her dreams and the archetypes embedded in the collective unconscious to create a new series of vibrant and surreal sculptures and drawings in In Between the Dormant & Subliminal (夢與闇的游離間).
■ 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
■ Until March 18
First Shot (新影) brings together the photography of 14 emerging artists working in documentary and travel photography. Though no overt theme links the individual artists, the exhibition does offer viewers a glimpse at the subject matter preoccupying the younger generation of Taiwanese photographers.
■ Taiwan International Visual Arts Center (TIVAC — 台灣國際視覺藝術中心), 29, Ln 45, Liaoning St, Taipei City (台北市遼寧街45巷29號), tel: (02) 2773-3347. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:30am to 7pm
■ Until March 4
Lin Guan-ming (林冠名) delves into his family’s history with Star, a new series of single and double channel videos. Based on photographs of his family taken 30 years ago, the exhibition is a highly personal statement about growing up and what it means to be a parent in a society that has changed rapidly over the same period of time.
■ 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
■ Until March 10
The Mystic Tenmoku (秘色天目) presents several ceramic bowls by master ceramist Kuo Ming-ching (郭明慶). The exhibit takes its name from tenmoku, a glaze and firing technique that creates stunning spotted patterns in gold, silver, purple, orange, red, blue and green. Though functional, in Kuo’s capable hands the bowls are transformed into objects of considerable beauty.
■ Yingge Ceramics Museum (鶯歌陶瓷博物館), 200 Wenhua Rd, Yingge Dist, New Taipei City (新北市鶯歌區文化路200號), tel: (02) 8677-2727. Open daily from 9:30am to 5pm. Closes at 6pm on Saturdays and Sunday. Admission: Free
■ Until March 18
Space and Glaze (空間‧釉彩) is an exhibit of ceramic sculpture by Lin Chen-long (林振龍). Lin’s use of simple geometric lines and solid coloring suggests the influence of geometric abstraction.