Camouflage is a solo exhibition by Emma Hack, the skin artist behind Gotye’s Somebody I Used to Know . Hack is displaying 15 photographs from three projects, including Birds of Prey — live birds in painted trees — and Wallpaper Mandela, hand-painted women who blend seamlessly into intricate floral wallpaper.
■ Bluerider Art, 9F, 25-1, Renai Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (北市大安區仁愛路四段25-1號9樓), tel: (02) 2752-2238, open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9am to 6pm
■ Until Oct. 6
Seminal photographer Chang Chao-tang (張照堂) brings 400 works from his career to solo exhibition Time: The Images of Chang Chao-tang (歲月). Pieces, which date from 1959 to the present, include never-before-seen portraits, a series taken with a cell phone, eight documentaries and TV programs, notes, sketches and two “exhibitions within an exhibition” — replicas of experimental installations from the 1960s. Together, they’re a record of a pioneering artist’s career, and of Taiwan’s sweeping sociopolitical changes over the same period. Chang is winner of the Golden Bell, National Award for Arts and the Executive Yuan’s National Culture Award for lifetime achievement.
■ Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM, 台北市立美術館), 181, Zhongshan N Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市中山北路三段181號), tel: (02) 2595-7656. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 9:30am to 5:30pm and until 8:30pm on Saturdays
■ Opens tomorrow. Until Dec. 29
In 1986, German sociologist Ulrich Beck coined the term “risk society” to describe how the future world will have little time for wealth production, as it will be occupied with managing human-created “risks” such as global warming. Risk Society (風險社會) features young Germans who believe that the risk society has already become a reality. Curated by Melanie Bono, 22 German artists present mixed-media installations organized under four themes: Micro-Macro; Detachment and Disenchantment; We Are All Individuals; and New Models of Collaboration. Matthias Fritsch is showing his silent film with live accompaniment by Taiwanese band Nighteentael (十九兩).
■ Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (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. General admission: NT$50
■ Opens tomorrow. Until Nov. 10
The Grime Casebook (髒兮兮事件簿) features graffiti art by AhdiaOne (阿迪啊萬) and Candy Bird. Their themes cover “dirty” social phenomenon such as forced land development and politicians who are well-dressed but corrupt to the core.
■ Yo Gallery (悠畫廊), Store B44, Creative Area, Zhongshan Metro Mall, Taipei City (臺北捷運中山地下書街 文創區B44展間), tel: (02) 2563-3151, open Tuesdays to Sundays from 1pm to 8:30pm
■ Opening reception today at 6:30pm. Until Oct.13
In Memory of the Minimalist Master (紀念台灣極簡主義宗師) presents the legacy of Richard Lin (林壽宇, 1933-2011), a Taiwanese painter who made his name in London. Jia Art Gallery’s retrospective show includes his earlier abstract paintings and 10 classical pieces from the White series, which use different shades of white to embody states like thin, wet and dry.
■ Jia Art Gallery (家畫廊), 1F-1, 30, Zhongshan N Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市中山北路三段30號1樓之1), tel: (02) 2595-2449. Open Tuesdays through Sundays from 10am to 6pm
■ Until Sept. 29