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Art exhibition listings

By Sheryl Cheung  /  Contributing reporter

■ Gaiart (㮣藝術), 9-4, Pucheng St, Taipei City (台北市浦城街9之4號), tel: (02) 2363-2000. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 1:30pm to 7pm

■ Until March 4

Wu Shu-lin (吳淑麟) is a Taiwanese jewelry artist who has spent many years living and working in Europe. Her solo exhibition, Ceramic Journey, features six projects created over the past 10 years, many of which were developed in collaboration with other artists. Wu often uses clay in her jewelry pieces as a material that carries the message of her native culture and history. Through her work she seeks to mediate cross-cultural dialogue between the Orient and Occident. The exhibition includes past projects that “communicate her personal traveling experiences and private life stories to the viewers.” The series Seasonal Memory is inspired by Wu’s vivid experiences of the four seasons while living in different countries. Summer conjures memories of “the green leaves under the scorching sun in South Europe, or the elegant bamboo forest waving with the breeze in Asia.” The series includes Bamboo #2, two conjoined ceramic spheres imprinted with graphic bamboo patterns and secured together with red thread. Also on view is a 2 year project in collaboration with Dutch artist Peter Hoogeboom entitled Greenware, Crockery, Chinawear. The project is a cultural exchange between the two artists, in which the artists create works that speak to their imaginations and impressions of each other’s native country.

■ Yingge Ceramics Museum (鶯歌陶瓷博物館), 200 Wenhua Rd, New Taipei City (新北市文化路200號), tel: (02) 8677-4104. Open weekdays from 9:30am to 5pm, weekends from 9:30am to 6pm

■ Until March 11

My Zine (誌世代) is a joint showcase of independent publications from Taiwan and Holland organized by The General Association of Chinese Culture (中華文化總會). Jiang Chun-nan (江春男), the association’s vice chairman, says the nation’s vibrant independent media culture attests to the general freedom of speech, diversity and creativity demonstrated by Taiwanese society today. For this exhibition, over 50 Dutch and Taiwanese publishers are invited to display their books, magazines, zines and other forms of publication. Holland is known for its excellent design culture; it is particularly recognized in the field of publication design, and holds the highest record of winning publications in the annual international contest of Best Book Design held in Leipzig, Germany since 1963. The exhibition aims to foster greater cultural exchange and spark discussion about publication trends within Europe and Asia. Accompanying the show is a promising program of workshops, talks and symposiums that offer insight into the culture of independent publishing today. The debut issue of the association’s new magazine, which focuses on the Taiwanese zine culture, will also be available at the exhibition.

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