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Museum of Tomorrow 明日博物館 (No.180 Civic Boulevard Sec. 3, Taipei 臺北市市民大道三段180號) theFLOWmarket will be on display until February 28. A museum just launched on January 4 with its biggest incentive as “never closed” (yes, you read right - it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week), the first exhibit it offers is a Danish supermarket selling consumer awareness which depicts the indentations of modern society theFLOWmarket is a shop designed to inspire consumers to think, live and consume more holistic. Present imbalances from the 3 dimensions of theFLOWmodel have been addressed and transformed into physical products in the shape of aesthetically designed (empty) packings with humorous and thought awakening labels that the visiting consumers can buy at prices ranging from five to 20 dollars.
National Museum of History 國立歷史博物館 (49 Nanhai Rd., Taipei 台北市南海路49號 Tel: 02-2361-0270) Mongolian Exhibition of Modern Art 可汗子民 ─ 蒙古現代藝術展 is on display until February 11. This exhibition of contemporary art from Mongolia features 95 of the finest works of 36 Mongolian artists. The works of these artists - who are standing at a crossroads between the old and the new - show the many facets of contemporary Mongolian art, and should help to overturn any preconceptions that viewers may have about Mongolia and its people. These works of art allow us to view Mongolia from a whole new perspective, and help us to re-appraise the meaning of Mongolian identity. The Beauty of Taiwanese Traditional Embroidery 臺灣生活館-傳統刺繡之美 is on display until June 30. The exhibition of the embroidery artifacts reveals more dimensions for people to contemplate about the way of life in Taiwan 's early period. The famous historian, Lian Heng, wrote in "Crafts" of General History of Taiwan , Taiwanese women seldom do spinning and weaving but are good at doing embroidery. The level of the embroidery art reached the level of Suzhou and Hangzhou . Fine ladies compliment one another on the needlework. Embroidery was the exclusive domain of Taiwanese women, and the exquisite craftsmanship of Taiwanese embroidery at that time was comparable with that of Suzhou and Hangzhou . Embroidery is a sophisticated craft and the original meaning of the word is to use the cloth of silk, cotton, or linen as the base and then use a needle and threads to arrange colors and patterns. There are about 190 items on display from the museum's own collection and from private collectors and traditional art centers in northern and central Taiwan, and from the Yilan Cultural Bureau.
Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei 台北當代藝術館 (No. 39 Changa-an West Rd., Taipei台北市長安西路39號; Tel: (02) 2552-3720) Connected by Traces of Electricity by Tseng Wei-hao 曾偉豪之「電、跡、繫」is on display until February 2. Tseng has a cognitive process that is consistently simple and direct. It is therefore no surprise that the content of the current exhibition is reflected in the title "Connected by Traces of Electricity." Indeed, the main components of the title speak to the constituent elements of the exhibition and the artist's interest in the open interaction of art and audience. Through the participation and interaction of visitors the works seek to develop unexpected chemical changes within a physically innovative framework. Naked Life 赤裸人, featuring works by 22 artists and artist groups from 16 countries, is on display until February 4. The exhibition explores a specific mode of existence in the age of globalization: thanks to anti-terrorism, border control, homeland security and the prevention of social anomaly, a clandestine, permanent, world-wide state of exception has prevailed in our everyday life. Human being, at the constant threat of being stripped off political rights and legal protection, has become bare life.
National Palace Museum 國立故宮博物院 (No. 221 Chih-shan Rd., Sec. 2, Taipei台北市至善路二段221號; Tel: 02-2881-2021) Grand View: Painting and Calligraphy from the Northern Sung Dynasty 大觀: 北宋書畫特展 is on display until March 25. The exhibit showcases a total of 42 paintings and 29 pieces of calligraphy dating from the Northern Sung period (960-1127) from the museum collection. Currently, works of Northern Sung painting and calligraphy are extremely rare, so the chance to see such a rich and complete display of works from this crucial period in Chinese art history all at the same time is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event. Grand View: Ju Ware from the Northern Sung Dynasty 大觀: 北宋汝窯特展 will be exhibited until March 25. Ju ceramic wares of the Northern Sung, fired in the early 12th century, are porcelains renowned for the classical beauty of their warm and glossy sky-blue glaze. Surviving pieces of Ju ware are extremely rare, with less than 70 found in collections around the world today. The National Palace Museum is fortunate to have 21, the most of any collection. With the discovery of the Ju kiln site, both the scattered unearthed shards and the archaeological excavation of the entire kiln site now offer a better understanding of this kiln and its products. In exploring Ju ware from a single kiln to the broader level of cultural exchange, combined with observations by means of modern scientific equipment, we also have gradually gained a clearer and richer view into its transmission and craftsmanship.
The National Museum of Prehistory 國立台灣史前文化博物館 ( No.1 Museum Rd., Taitung City 台東市博物館路1號 Tel: (089) 382-000) The World of the Plants of the Amis Aborigines 阿美族植物之美, an exhibition featuring plants used by the Amis, Taiwan's biggest aboriginal tribe, to make toys, traps and fishing gear will be on display until February 25. The exhibition features a wide variety of cultural items made by Taitung’s Amis people to show how they use the plants in their daily lives. The traditional skills showcased include using plant fiber to make fabric, using bamboo to make firecrackers and using plant material to construct shelters and equipment.
Taipei Story House 台北故事館 (No. 181-1, ZhongShan North Rd. Sec. 3, Taipei台北市中山北路三段181-1號; Tel: 02-2587-5565) The Story of Travel Exhibition 旅行的故事「特展」, on display until March 4, presents the story of travel in Taiwan through a collage of memories and modern experiences.
The National Museum of Natural Science 國立自然科學博物館 (No. 1 Guancian Rd. Taichung City 台中市館前路1號; Tel: (04) 2322-6940).The Terra Cotta Army of the First Emperor of China 秦始皇兵馬俑特展 be on display to March 31, 2007. This time, 116 artifacts from the No. 2 pit in Xi'an, which is said by archaeologists to represent a military guard, carrying some 1,400 figures of cavalry and infantry along with chariots, is on loan to the museum for four months, courtesy of the Department of Cultural Affairs of Shanxi Provincial Government in China. The terra cotta army of Qin Shi Huang, the first emperor of China, was initially discovered in 1974 by farmers, and has been under excavation ever since, with more and more artifacts coming out every day, unveiling the historical wonders of imperial China. The terra cotta soldiers first came to be displayed in Taiwan in 2000, which more than 165,000 people flocked to visit. The exhibit this year will feature never-before-seen artifacts such as bronzeware and ceramic ceremonial relics from the war-turmoiled Zhou dynasty, enhancing it as a display that should not be missed.
Juming Museum 朱銘美術館 (No. 2 Xixu Hu Jingshan Township, Taipei County 台北縣金山鄉西勢胡2號 Tel: (02)2498-9940) Sensation of Shape and Color - Ju Ming’s Collage in “Living World Series” will be displayed to July 31, 2007.
Taipei Fine Arts Museum 台北市立美術館 (No. 181 ZhongShan North Road Sec. 3, Taipei 台北市中山北路三段181號; Tel: 02-2595-7656) The 5th Taipei Biennial: Dirty Yoga will be on display until February 25. The exhibit attempts to use a currently popular pursuit as a symbol to explore, within the context of globalization, the conflicts that exist among different extreme values, and the various possibilities that may arise from them. 34 artists including individual and collective invited to this Taipei Biennial will participate in different forms in a discourse of “between-ness”that produces hybrid, mutated, nomadic meanings that are always contingent, and often subject to multiple interpretations. In recent years, artists everywhere have begun to pay attention to and promote a “third way” of understanding the world - not according to the direct opposition of a conservative social establishment and an anti-establishment, but beginning with a synthesis of the many, and leading to consensus and other forms of non-oppositional resolution.


Updated : 2021-08-02 05:46 GMT+08:00