Mountain — Muchi Hsieh Solo Exhibition (山 — 謝牧岐個展) is a test in speed. Hsieh Mu-chi (謝牧岐) believes a painter should be able to rapidly capture scenes around him, much in the way of a Polaroid photographer. His results, on show now at the Fotoaura Institute of Photography (海馬迴光畫館), are realistic yet mythical likenesses of mountains rendered in bold flashes of color and rushed strokes. Hsieh is recipient of the Kaohsiung Award (高雄獎) from the Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art and the Taipei Arts Award (台北美術獎).
■ Fotoaura Institute of Photography (海馬迴光畫館), 2F, 83 Chenggong Rd, Greater Tainan (台南市成功路83號2樓), tel: (06) 222-3495. Open Wednesdays to Sundays from 1pm to 8pm; closed Mondays and Tuesdays
■ Until June 2
Rush hour at the Taipei MRT gets hectic. Some of the stranger things passengers have misplaced in the stations are dentures, electric pots, bicycles, baby strollers (minus the babies) and wheelchairs. On display at the underground Zhongshan Metro Mall, Usual Suspicion (日常懸案) reminds commuters to keep their wits about them and their belongings at hand. Five local artists were each asked to dress a mannequin based on one commonly lost item.
■ Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (MOCA Taipei, 台北當代藝術館), Exit R9, Taipei Metro Zhongshan Station, tel: (02) 2552-3720. Open daily from 11am to 8pm
■ Until Aug. 4
A Room of One’s Own is a group exhibition based on Virginia Woolf’s essay of the same name, which says a woman “must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” Lin & Lin Gallery (大未來林舍畫廊) brings together four women in their early thirties — Wang Liang-yin (王亮尹), Kao Ya-ting (高雅婷), Tsai Yi-ting (蔡依庭) and Huang Chia-ning (黃嘉寧) — whose work is eclectic but shares a bent for gender subversion. In Turtle (烏龜), Huang adopts a queer angle to make the title subject secondary and bring to the fore light, shadows and the flow of the water. Tsai is here with her Red Portrait (紅色肖像), faces that are twisted and almost repellant, but soften at a second glance.
■ Lin & Lin Gallery (大未來林舍畫廊), 16 Dongfeng St, Taipei City, (台北市東豐街16號), tel: (02) 2700-6866. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 11am to 7pm
■ Until Sunday
Tokyo native Soichiro Mihara devises ways to let viewers experience phenomena that are typically invisible at The World Filled with Blanks — Soichiro Mihara Solo Exhibition. The work uses digital technology and social media — microchips, sensors and Twitter — to draw attention to physical phenomena such as radiation, air and water pressure. The artist completes his residency at Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (關渡美術館) this month, but his work stays on show until July 7.
■ Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (關渡美術館), 1 Xueyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市學園路1號), tel: (02) 2893-8870. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 5pm
■ Until July 7
Are you a reader of Parkett? The Taipei Fine Arts Museum (臺北市立美術館) brings the international, Zurich-based art magazine to life with Parkett — 220 Artists Editions & Collaborations Since 1984. Walk through the Studio, Playroom, Wardrobe, Reading Room, Garden and City, each furnished with themed essays and art pieces from Parkett’s publication history. The exhibition also includes artist lectures in English with Chinese interpretation. Founded in 1984, Parkett made a name for itself with the “Parkett x Artist” model used to create each volume. The magazine selects three to five international artists as curators, who then call on other artists to contribute essays, select images, design spines and create special 10 to 12 page inserts.
■ Taipei Fine Arts Museum (臺北市立美術館), 181, Zhongshan N Rd Sec 3, Zhongshan Dist, Taipei City, (臺北市中山區中山北路三段181號), tel: (02) 2595-7656
■ Until Aug. 25