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Art exhibition listings

By Dana Ter  /  Staff reporter

■ Art Issue Projects (藝術計劃), 32, Ln 407, Tiding Blvd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市堤頂大道二段407巷32號), tel: (02) 2659-7737. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 6pm

■ Opens tomorrow. Until Jan 14

A few years ago, Chinese artist Liu Xiao-dong (劉小東) visited Indonesia and was deeply stuck by the obvious displays of wealth alongside poverty in a country coming to grips with its history of violence against ethnic Chinese. Although people may choose to forget, Liu believes that memory is preserved in nature through trees and plants. His paintings of fallen coconuts looking like skulls, as well as portraits of high society women in gowns and big hairdos, amongst others, are on display starting tomorrow at Taipei’s Eslite Gallery in an exhibition entitled Liu Xiao-dong in Indonesia (劉小東在印度尼西亞).

■ Eslite Gallery (誠品畫廊), 5F, 11 Songgao Rd, Taipei City (台北市松高路11號5樓), tel: (02) 8789-3388. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 7pm

■ Opens tomorrow. Until Jan. 18

The sleepy former British tea merchant warehouse by the Tamsui river which was recently revamped into the bustling Tamsui Cultural Park earlier this year is currently showcasing the Miniature Chinese Dough Art Exhibition (中華捏麵人藝術特展). Organized by the Chinese Global Culture Company, the exhibition consists of miniature figurines made out of dough, constructed to resemble scenes from the bygone days of Chinese hutongs and imperial palaces. The lifelike details of each figurine brings out the beauty of the declining art, resonating with the adage that good things come in tiny packages.

■ Tamsui Cultural Park (淡水文化園區) 22, Bitou Street, New Taipei City (新北市鼻頭街22號), tel: (02) 2622-1928. Open daily from 9am to 6pm

■ Until Feb. 28

Hidden Talent (藏鋒) is a special exhibition at the National Palace Museum featuring the works of the late Chen Cheng-po (陳澄波). The artist was shot dead in public in his native Chiayi by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) military during the 228 Incident in 1947. Before his death, Chen was a prolific artist. Having lived in Shanghai where he picked up the skills of traditional Chinese brush painting, Chen used those skills to paint impressionistic nature scenes of his beloved Chiayi, as well as abstract portraitures of nude women.

■ National Palace Museum (國立故宮博物院), 221 Zhishan Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市至善路二段221號), tel: (02) 2881-2021. Open daily from 9am to 5pm. Regular admission: NT$250

■ Until March 30

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