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Art exhibition listings

By Sheryl Cheung  /  Contributing Writer

■ Caves Art Center (敦煌藝術中心), 91, Fujin St, Taipei City (台北市富錦街91號), tel: (02) 2718-2091. Open daily from 11am to 7pm

■ Until Feb 17

Janaina Tschape is a New York based German artist debuting her first solo exhibition in Taiwan at Galerie Nichido Taipei. Mapping the Undertow Under a Pale Blue Sky (蒼藍天空下 描繪暗湧) presents a series of new paintings that feature “earthly landscapes, ethereal female silhouettes as well as aqueous tones and biological forms,” writes the gallery in a press release. Tschape’s paintings are richly layered with meticulous application of watercolor, casein, colored pencil and pastel. Over the past 20 years, she has used a range of mediums to approach landscape, including painting, drawing, photography video and sculpture. “Referencing myth, morphology and the mysteries of aquatic states, she has developed a distinctive language of abstraction in which organic forms are imbued with a remarkable luminosity.”

■ Galerie Nichido Taipei (台北日動畫廊), 3F, 57, Dunhua S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市敦化南路一段57號3樓), tel: (02) 2579-8795. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 11am to 7pm

■ Until March 9

Since the 1980s, legendary Tokyo-based animation film studio Studio Ghibli has been creating unforgettable films that have touched the hearts of children across the globe. The studio was co-founded by the master animator and manga artists Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takata and Toshio Suzuki. Over the last four decades, Studio Ghibli has released an incredible catalog of works, including Castles in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke. The studio’s 2001 production, Spirited Away, tells the tale of a young girl who enters a fantastic world of Shinto-Buddhist folklore. To date, the film remains the second highest grossing animation film made in Japan, and was awarded Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards. Over 1,400 original illustrations from Studio Ghibli are presently on view at Studio Ghibli Layout Designs (吉卜力動畫手稿展), offering a view behind the scenes of their most incredible films. The show shares their design process of character building, background treatment, positioning and animation, and how the stories are brought to life with expressive details and vitality.

■ Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂), 21, Zhongshan S Rd, Taipei City (台北市中山南路21號), tel: (02) 7721-6955. Open Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 6pm. Admission: NT$320

■ Until April 18

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