Category Archives: Exhibits
While we’re in the midst of winter in Taiwan, it’s never too early to think about summer. While most people head to the beach for some R&R, you can also enjoy an art show right by the ocean. The canvas at the Fulong International Sand Sculpture Art Festival 福隆沙雕藝術季 is the beach itself. These incredible sculptures top any paltry sand castle I’ve ever made, and showcase a variety of different themes and subjects. Check out more info after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
I’ve been lacking in updates, so why not more than one in a day! I already discussed the Very Fun Park event for this year and I mentioned how I preferred 2013’s version. Instead of leaving everyone hanging, I’ve decided to expand a bit on Very Fun Park 2013, an artistic adventure in Daan and the surrounding area. Check out more info and pictures after the jump!
Keeping up with every single art show or event is a hard task in Taipei. There are countless galleries and festivals that you can easily miss them if you are not paying attention. One I didn’t want to miss this year is Very Fun Park 粉樂町 in Taipei. Despite its name, it’s not actually a park, but instead a myriad of public art projects scattered around Taipei. I went to it last year and was amazed, so how does this year stack up? Find more info after the jump.
Huashan 1914 Creative Park in Taipei often has quirky, pop culture art exhibits that are immensely creative. Most exhibits just have you solemnly progress through the room, trying to absorb whatever you’re looking at. At the Funbrick exhibit (Fun大吧！積木村), you are free to explore a small village turned into colorful blocks. You can even enter the buildings for a myriad of photo ops. Check out more photos and information after the jump.
The fortune telling business is prevalent throughout Taiwan. You can find entire streets dedicated to the practice of telling the future and help you meet your fate. The Story of Fortune Telling 算命的故事 is an exhibit at the Taipei Story House that walks you through the history of the practice, and you can even (supposedly) discover what lies ahead in your life. Check out some photos from my visit after the jump.
Not only is the National Taiwan Museum in Taipei a beautiful piece of architecture, it also constantly has fascinating exhibits. One currently featured is The Magic of Plants 植物的魔法特展 which highlights the unique survival aspects of plants and how they manage to survive using some truly unbelievable methods. I know, plants are not exactly the most exhilarating subject for some people, but the hands-on activities, inventive layout, and surprising information makes it worth a visit. Check out some pictures after the jump.
Ever wish it was -4 C/25 F at the dawn of spring? The Taipei exhibit Fantasy Ice World 台北冰雪世界 will help you live those dreams. Several sculptures imported from Harbin, China, are making their temporary home in a freezing warehouse in Taipei’s technology center. Look over the scene from the icy Great Wall, stroll through a frozen pyramid, or have a rest in an all-ice cafe after the jump.
Recently I posted about hundreds of paper pandas coming to Taipei. The final stop for Pandas World Tour – Taipei 1600貓熊世界之旅-臺北 is at Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, but this time they’ve brought 200 paper Formosan black bears with them. Though the exhibition is almost identical to the earlier one at Taipei City Hall, there are a few differences that stand out. Check out some pictures from my visit.
Now that the yellow duck has left Taiwan’s shores, the country is in dire need of a new adorable animal. Pandas have swiftly filled that gap, with the baby panda Yuan Zai finally being available to the public in December and now 1,600 paper-mache pandas have made their home in front of Taipei City Hall as part of Pandas World Tour – Taipei 1600貓熊世界之旅-臺北. Created by French artist Paulo Grangeon, the pandas have finally made their way to Asia. Check out some of my pictures from this multi-stage exhibit.
Yingge District in New Taipei City is famous for ceramics and pottery, so what better place to have a museum for just that? The Yingge Ceramics Museum 鶯歌陶瓷博物館 is one of the many specialized museums in Taipei, and it may be one of the larger ones as well. Below are pictures from my recent trip.