Autumn has finally kicked in and it’s a perfect weather to walk around the city of Taipei and visit art galleries. Here are some art galleries you can visit this month of October.
Image courtesy of Tina Keng Gallery
Imagery of Yore in Rear View — Hantoo Art Group 2017/1998
Yang Mao-Lin, Wu Tien-Chang, Lu Hsien-Ming, Kuo Wei-Kuo, Lee Ming-Chung, Yang Jen-Ming, Lien Chien-Hsin, Lai Hsin-Lung, Tang Tang-Fa, Tu Wei-Cheng, Deng Wen-Jen, Chu Shu-Hsien, Chang-Ling, Chen Ching-Yao
23 September - 19 November 2017
This exhibition features new and old works of the 14 members of the Hantoo Art Group. It is divided into two sections: the 2017 section which consists of the artists’ latest works and the 1998 section which features sketches, manuscripts, and found objects. The Hantoo Art Group was founded in 1998.
Image courtesy of Liang Gallery
The Aftermath: The Lift of Martial Law
Hsia Yan, Wu Yao-Zhong, Xindian Boys, Hsieh Chun-Te, Mei Dean-E, Wu Tien-Chang, Wu Mali, Watan Uma, Chen Chieh-Jen, Chen Chih-Cheng, Wang Chun-Chieh, Huang Hsin-Chien, Yao Jui-Chung, Chen Po-I, KAO, Jun-Honn, Chiu Chen-Hung, Hsu Chia-Wei, Hsu Che-Yu, Wu Chi-Yu, Lin Yi-Chi, Chang Hao-Ning
7 October - 5 November 2017
Curated by Lin Chin-Ming, the exhibit titled “The Aftermath: The Lift of Martial Law” explores the development of visual arts in Taiwan over the past three decades since the Martial Law was lifted. This exhibition also surveys the past and serves as a jumping-off point for the future of Taiwanese contemporary art.
"Gravity and Grace" (2016) by Shinji Ohmaki
Image courtesy of Mind Set Art Center
Gravity and Grace
21 October - 25 November 2017
Comprising of white steel sheets with paper-cut patterns and customized lighting equipment inside, Shinij Ohmaki’s public installation is the main attraction of the exhibit. When the light is turned on, it travels through the gaps and projects silhouettes onto its surroundings, creating a unique visual experience. The exhibit will show works from the same series that was featured in Aichi Triennale.
"Rocks with Plum-Blossom 3" (2017) by Zhou Ming De
Image courtesy of SOKA Art Center Taipei
In the Mountains
Zhou Ming De
9 September - 15 October 2017
Zhou Ming De’s contemporary ink on paper renditions of traditional Chinese landscapes culminate in this exhibit titled In the Mountains.
Image courtesy of Double Square Gallery
A Space Between Dimensions
23 September to 29 October 2017
Curated by art critic Feng Boyi, the exhibit features works of Chu Teh-I during the past two years. The artist is known for his works that have contrasting colors which exude intense emotions.
"On the Road" (2017) by Hsu Yinling
Image courtesy of Project Fulfill Art Space
Hsu Yinling Solo Exhibition
9 September - 14 October 2017
This exhibition showcases nine works of the artist during her artist-in-residence at RUD AIR in Sweden. Her works reflect the relationship between violence and human nature.
"Family" (1923) by Léonard Foujita
Image courtesy of Galerie Nichido
Yōga: Modern Western Paintings of Japan
Foujita Léonard Tsuguharu, Hayashi Takeshi, Ishikawa Kinichiro, Koide Narashige, Miyake Kokki, Nakagawa Kazumasa, Satomi Katsuzo, Umehara Ryuzaburo
5 October - 14 October 2017
The exhibition features works by Japanese Modern Masters who influenced the development of modern art in Japan and Taiwan. It also revisits the historical changes observed in Japanese Western painting.
"Gimme a Hug" (2017) by Poren Huang
Image courtesy of Powen Gallery
7 October – 29 October 2017
Poren Huang’s dog sculptures series called The Dog’s Notes explores themes of pride, wealth, loyalty, success, and love. His iDog series takes on a more futuristic appearance with a wider snout and bullet-like face. By humanizing this loyal animal, he is also relating his own story. Poren Huang's dog scultpures are exhibited side by side with paintings and clay models of American artist Peter Opheim.
Image courtesy of Artrue Gallery
New Works: Makoto Fujimura Solo Exhibition
19 September – 31 October 2017
Through his works, Makoto Fujimura merges contemporary art and Nihonga, the traditional Japanese painting technique. For the artist, this new series of paintings is a way of honoring his late father. His works delves into the human nature, culture, and faith, all of which originate from the depths of his soul and hopefully touch others’ as well.
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