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Art exhibition listings

By Sheryl Cheung  /  Contributing reporter

■ C-LAB (臺灣當代文化實驗場), 177, Jianguo S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (臺北市大安區建國南路一段177號), tel: (02) 8773-5087. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 1pm to 4pm

■ Through Sept 22

Chromesthesia Resonance (聯覺共振) is a group exhibition of audiovisual art curated by new media artist Yeh Ting-hao (葉廷皓). Audiovisual art encompasses works that explore the relationship between hearing and seeing, promoting a more integrated sensory experience, writes Yeh. This art form has greatly evolved along with the progression of technology. The show features six local and international artist groups whose works show different approaches to digital media and ways of connecting with the viewer. The exhibition takes on the theme of chromesthesia, which is a synesthetic phenomenon in which sounds automatically evoke experiences of color. The show focuses on works that involve real-time computation, thus offering unique experiences that are distinct to every viewing moment. Featured works includes virtual reality chambers, reinterpretations of soundscapes, visual translations of aural memories, and an audiovisual take on ikebana, or Japanese flower arranging.

■ National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts (國立台灣美術館), 2, Wuquan W Rd Sec 1, Taichung City (台中市五權西路一段2號), tel: (04) 2373-3552. Open Tuesdays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 6pm

■ Through Nov 18

Currently on view at the National Palace Museum is an exquisite painting exhibition of Chinese works from the late Qing Dynasty to the early Republican period. A New Era for the Museum Collection: Shanghai Painting Circles of the Late Qing and Early Republican Period (典藏新紀元—清末民初的上海畫壇) features 58 works from the 1850s to 1930s, a time during which the Shanghai art market flourished due the opening of commercial ports in the 1840s. According to the museum, “economic prosperity soon brought about a nouveaux riches class marked in part by insatiable demand for cultural products.” In such a climate, artists from different parts of China migrated to Shanghai to benefit from the thriving painting and calligraphy market. “These paintings were often distinguished by vibrant colors… and easy-to-understand subjects,” the museum states. Collectively known as the Shanghai School, this era of art activity is marked by diverse styles and shared motifs of birds and flowers, landscapes and figure painting. Exhibition highlights include Wu Changshi’s (吳昌碩) Wisteria Blossoms (藤花), a hanging scroll of ink on paper that expressively depicts plant life with lively brush strokes and subdued colors. Yuan An’s Hut in Snow (雪庵袁安), by the same artist, is a solemn portrayal of the tale of Yuan An, an anecdote that conveys the value of moral excellence.

■ 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 8:30am to 6:30pm; closes at 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays

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