Fri, Jan 12, 2018 - Page 14 News List

Art exhibition listings

By Sheryl Cheung  /  Contributing reporter

■ Double Square Gallery (雙方藝廊) 28, Ln 770, Beian Rd, Taipei City (台北市北安路770巷28號), tel: (02) 8501-2138. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:30am to 6:30pm

■ Until Feb. 11

New Accents of Formosa (蓬萊新韻) is the theme of this year’s Chinese floral exhibition co-organized by the National Museum of History and the Chinese Floral Arts Foundation. The two institutions have been co-organizing annual floral shows since 1984, and each year they have invited local florists to create works inspired by the year’s curatorial theme. The show features new floral expressions that celebrate Taiwan’s natural beauty and rich multi-cultural heritage. Flower arrangement is a cultural form closely tied to our desire to communicate with nature; the art requires spontaneous creativity and acute design instincts for various floral formations. The liveliness of each arrangement not only reflects the floral arranger’s technique, but also their degree of cultivation. The exhibition is divided into four sections, including impressions of Taiwan’s scenery, the merits of character and the interpretation of universal moral ideals.

■ National Museum of History (國立歷史博物館) 49, Nanhai Rd, Taipei City (台北市南海路49 號), tel: (02) 2361-0270. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm

■ Until Jan. 21

Uncanny (不可思議的生活) is a group exhibition of six well-established Taiwanese photographers who express a continued interest in exploring new ways of perceiving everyday life. Ma Li-chun (馬立群), Ben Yu (游本寬), Wang Fei-hua (王飛華), Deng Po-jen (鄧博仁), Chiu Kuo-chun (邱國峻) and Quo Ying-sheng (郭英聲) represent a generation of photographers born from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. Wang, Deng and Ma work between the fields of fine art and photojournalism; their work captures scenes of humanitarian interest as well as observations of daily life. Deng delves into more fantastical explorations in 2020, a cyan-blue print of a rabbit-headed woman standing against a cold and barren landscape of cement buildings. Ma’s Transit01 is a black and white image of a large billboard shadow cast over a harvested rice field that lies adjacent to a long winding highway. Quo’s Untitled is a seemingly staged interior scene decorated with wooden furniture and showroom props. In an empty, open wardrobe, a partially nude woman with a concealed face pushes against the inside walls.

■ Jazz Image Gallery (爵士藝廊), 2F, 431, Bade Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市八德路二段431號2樓), tel: (02) 2741-2256. Open daily from 10am to 6pm

■ Until Jan. 18

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