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Art exhibition listings

By Enru Lin  /  Staff reporter

June Hsu, City (2013).

Photo courtesy of June Hsu

Capsules of Art (藝菌膠囊) is a touring exhibition of mixed media installation, painting and video by graduates of the National Taiwan University of the Arts (國立臺灣藝術大學) two-year bachelor’s program for working professionals. The show features works by 31 artists at three locations across Taipei. On the Net:

■ Mei Ling Art Gallery (美齡藝廊), National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (國立中正紀念堂), open daily from 9am to 6pm; ends Monday.

■ Tswei-xi Gallery (翠溪藝廊), Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall (國立國父紀念館), 505 Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (臺北市信義區仁愛路4段505號), Open daily from 9am to 6pm; until June 3

■ Campus Building, National Taiwan University of the Arts (國立臺灣藝術大學教研大樓), 59 Daguan Rd Sec 1, New Taipei city (新北市大觀路一段59號); June 10 to June 14.

From Collection to Connection (從收藏到連結) is a rare look at the history of the Tao Aboriginal tribe (達悟族), an endangered people native to Orchid Island (蘭嶼). In 1956 and 1966, a Swiss priest who worked in Taiwan brought local art to Switzerland for fundraising and preservation. His collection included Tao pottery, an artisan hand-carved boat and other unique items that were then stored in Switzerland under Elisabeth Gschwind, until she helped arrange their return to Taiwan. After a public exhibition from May 17 to December 31, the collection will continue to be housed in the National Museum of Prehistory (國立臺灣史前文化博物) in Taitung.

■ National Museum of Prehistory, 1 Museum Rd, Taitung City (台東市博物館路1號), tel: (08) 938-1166, open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am to 5pm

■ Until Dec. 31

In Artists at TAV (藝術家們在TAV), three residents of the Taipei Artist Village offer art and a lunch party. Today, it’s Chen Po-I (陳伯義) with art based on kitchen wares and a menu inspired by Greater Tainan: salty rice pudding, crab cakes, traditional sausage, casserole duck, fish ball soup, crystal dumplings, mullet, sweet barley soup and other foods sourced from southern Taiwan, served with an artist’s talk on the visual detail and stories behind each dish. Upcoming lunches for Chiu Chao-Tsai (邱昭財) and Chin Cheng-Te (秦政德) are scheduled for 12pm on June 6 and June 20, respectively. Seating is limited and granted with written application on a first come, first served basis. For more information, visit

■ 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 Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 9pm

■ Opening reception today from 6pm to 8pm. Until July 6

Su Hui-yu (蘇匯宇), an acclaimed video artist and new father, presents his latest film about the uptick in whale deaths at a solo video exhibition in IT Park Gallery (伊通公園). Today, observers remark that whales are stranding themselves on beaches with increasing frequency. Su argues that the only thing changing is human perspective: Humans believe there are more such whale deaths because there are more humans living near coastlines to detect them. In Whale Mass Suicide (鯨魚集體自殺), Su revisits whale death through the inexpert, untaught and perhaps clearest human perspective — that of a toddler, his daughter, who watches him as he stages the movements of a beached whale.

■ IT Park Gallery (伊通公園), 2F-3F, 41 Yitong St, Taipei City (台北市伊通街41號2-3樓). tel: (02) 2507-7243. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 1pm to 10pm

■ Opening reception today at 7pm. Until June 21

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