If you didn't make the gala party last week at the British Trade and Cultural Office Residence in Yangmingshan, the first time an exhibition of local art has been shown at a diplomatic residence, you can still see the avant-garde art that was exhibited and which is now being shown at the Taipei MOMA Gallery.
Entitled A Peep into Taiwanese Contemporary Photography the exhibition brings together several of the hottest Taiwanese artists working today.
The party was an important event as it merged two audiences that normally do not cross paths: those working in the foreign services and those in the art world. The exhibition helped to broaden the audience for the local art while also highlighting the importance of cultural exchanges.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF TAIPEI MOMA
The concise exhibition at the gallery contains digital imagery, video and photographs by some of the top Taiwanese artists and provides a general overview of what is happening currently in art. This is a great opportunity to see the work of some of the best artists in Taiwan.
For some flashy images, Hung Tung-lu's (
Wu Tien-chang's (
On view are two video works that range from deeply somber to sidesplitting slapstick. Chen Chieh-ren's (
In contrast, the lighthearted and humorous videos of Tsui Kuang-yu (
Taipei MOMA Gallery is at 3F, 19, Ln 252, Dunhua S Rd, Sec 1, Taipei (
Besides this, there are several exhibitions about town. If you're still in a photographic mood, then go to TIVAC to see its current show of Taiwanese and German photographers. Taiwan International Visual Arts Center, 1 F, 29, Ln 45, Liaoning Street (
Song of the Wanderer -- Taiwan German Photography Exhibition includes work by Ulrike Myrzik and Manfred Jarisch, with the theme "Architecture of the Homeless." Ho Ching-tai (
At the Main Trend Gallery there is a solo show by Chang Chen-jen (
Taking place simultaneously, in Kaohsiung at the Sin Pin Pier and at the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design in Birmingham, England, Seesaw is a conceptual art exhibition that tries to merge two time-zones via digital art. The exhibition includes the work of UK artists and of Taiwanese artists. Since the works are electronic, they disappear when switched off; therefore the art seesaws between the two cities separated by an eight-hour time difference.
Hsu Su-chen (
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