Jenny Chen’s (陳張莉) solo show Variations on the Tone Poets (詩韻) translates different kinds of music — ranging from the compositions of Schubert or Mozart to the operas of Wagner — into mixed media canvas paintings.
■ MOT Arts, 3F, 22, Fuxing S Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市復興南路一段22號3樓), tel: (02) 2751-8088. Open daily from 11:30am to 8pm
■ Until Sept. 23
MOCA Taipei’s Joint show Crush on EMU (心動 EMU) explores new models for art exhibitions. The placement of artworks in the space is an attempt to convert the gallery into a “corridor of time” that reflects the past decade in Taiwan and encourages audiences to engage with work by artists outside of the digital art circle.
■ Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (台北當代藝術館, MOCA, Taipei), 39
Changan W Rd, Taipei City (台北市長安西路39號), tel: (02) 2552-3720. Open
Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm. Admission to Arctic Diary is free. General admission: NT$50
■ Begins Saturday. Until Nov. 11
Fruitful Season (桃李時光) is sculptor Chang Tzu-lung’s (張子隆) response to Russian philosopher Nikolay Chernyshevsky’s statement that “art is life” and the increasing digitization of modern society. Chang uses his abstract ceramic sculptures to distill the female form down to its most basic elements.
■ Main Trend Gallery (大趨勢畫廊), 209-1, Chengde Rd Sec 3, Taipei City
(台北市承德路三段209-1號), tel: (02) 2587-3412. Open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11am to 7pm
■ Until Oct. 6
The Chen Jin Art and Culture Award (陳進藝術文化獎) was launched in 1997 by late artist Chen Jin to provide scholarships for promising young painters. The awards’ 15th anniversary exhibition at the National Museum of History features art by 13 past honorees, who collaborated on 35 new works for the exhibition. Paintings by Chen are also displayed.
■ 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. General admission is NT$30
■ Until Oct. 7
Wang Huai-qing’s (王懷慶) latest solo exhibition focuses on work created by the artist over the last five years. Wang uses a wide range of tools and materials, including printing presses, fiber and aluminum alloy. This show displays for the first time five of Wang’s tapestries, which experiment with texture and explore the intersection between fine art and home furnishings.
■ Tina Keng Gallery (耿畫廊), 15, Ln 548, Ruiguang Rd, Taipei City
(台北市瑞光路548巷15號), tel: (02) 2659-0798. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from
10am to 7pm
■ Until Sept. 23