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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History Latest Ocula Conversation
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Taloi Havini: Reclaiming Space and History By Ruth McDougall, Sydney

Artist Taloi Havini and Ruth McDougall, curator of Pacific art at Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art, discuss Havini's first Australian solo exhibition, Reclamation .

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Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere Latest Ocula Report Sydney Biennale Connects Here with Everywhere By Soo-Min Shim, Sydney

'This year's Biennale of Sydney seems like a corrective,' writes Soo-Min Shim, 'prioritising autonomy in an international exhibition format that has all too often omitted or sidelined First Nations artists.'

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Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 Ocula Insight Hell is a Place on Earth: P·P·O·W Looks to History in Context of Covid-19 By Stephanie Bailey, London

In the United States, parallels have been drawn between the HIV/AIDS crisis and what is unfolding with Covid-19. These connections feed into P·P·O·W's online exhibition, Hell is a Place on Earth. Heaven is a Place in Your Head .

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Taiwan

Taipei Art Guide

The bustling city of Taipei has an equally lively art scene, made up of tremendous museums, galleries and non-profit spaces. The National Palace Museum sits at the helm with over 600,000 artefacts spanning 5,000 years of history. Originally founded in Beijing in 1925, the Museum was relocated to Taipei during the Chinese Civil War in 1948 to safeguard its collection, which includes the famous jade cabbage—a detailed reproduction of a Chinese cabbage head reputed to have been part of the dowry of the Guangxu Emperor's consort Jin Fei in the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911)—along with ancient objects that include Song dynasty paintings and calligraphy, ritual bronzes, ceramics, early printed books and more.

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Founded in 1983, the Taipei Fine Arts Museum showcases artwork by Taiwanese and international artists from the 19th century to today, and acts as the host for one of the region's best-loved biennials: the Taipei Biennial. The Biennial was borne from two exhibition projects conceived by the Museum to celebrate contemporary art: Contemporary Art trends in the ROC and An Exhibition of Contemporary Chinese Sculpture in the Republic of China, held on alternating years between 1984 and 1991 until they were merged in 1992 to form the Biennial.

With a solid institutional backbone, the city is also home to over 30 galleries. These spaces move between supporting contemporary artists and showcasing modern masters, such as Asia Art Center, which represents Li Chen, Chu Weibor and Yang Chihung, among others. The artful balance between modern and contemporary is a defining characteristic of many of the city's galleries, including Tina Keng Gallery, which has been instrumental in forging the careers of many Asian masters, including Zao Wou-Ki, Sanyu, Lin Fengmian and Yun Gee. TKG+—the gallery's experimental sister space—continues this legacy by working with emerging artists and providing a platform for experimentation across different media.

Taipei's galleries and art spaces are spread across the city. Those looking to avoid travel can spend time in Huashan 1914 Creative Park, which possesses a similar structure to Beijing's 798 Art Zone. The complex originated in 1914 as a wine factory and camphor refinery. It was vacated in 1987 and artists advocated for it to be used as an art space in 1997. The red brick buildings now host a number of exhibitions throughout the year, interspersed with cafés and knick-knack shops.

The city's more experimental spaces include TheCube Project Space, located in an alleyway in the southern part of the city. Founded by independent curator Amy Cheng and music critic Jeph Lo, TheCube takes pride in being one of few art spaces in the city that has the capacity to organise 'quality international exhibitions on a non-profit basis'. As such, TheCube has become a site of lively cultural exchange—a position that has been harnessed by the city as a whole.


Current Exhibition
28 March–14 June 2020
Paul Chiang

A Retrospective

Taipei Fine Arts Museum View Exhibition
Paul Chiang, Transfigured Night 94-01 (1993–1994). Oil on canvas, 127 x 203 cm. From the collection of the artist. Courtesy Taipei Fine Arts Museum. 
Current Exhibition
18 March–12 April 2020
Group Exhibition

2020 ABHK Artworks | Eternal Symbols of the Orient: Post-War Chinese Art

Liang Gallery View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Group Exhibition, 2020 ABHK Artworks | Eternal Symbols of the Orient: Post-War Chinese Art, Liang Gallery, Taipei (18 March–12 April 2020). Courtesy Liang Gallery.
Current Exhibition
14 March–18 April 2020
Huang Chia-Ning

Facts・Realities・Truth 攖真・滢真・應真

Lin & Lin Gallery View Exhibition
Current Exhibition
15 February–24 May 2020
Chen Chun-Hao

Meandering Toward the Clouds.

Tina Keng Gallery View Exhibition
Current Exhibition | Taipei
15 February–12 April 2020
Tsun-shing Cheng

Pardon: Tsun-shing Cheng Photography Exhibition: A Personal Passage: Part I, Part II 借光:陳傳興攝影展:個人精神史第一部、個人精神史第二部

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Tsun-shing Cheng, Tetraptych III - Invocation of spirit (1975). Archival pigment print (Dibond, lead),150 x 200 cm. Courtesy TKG+, Taipei.
Current Exhibition
16 January–5 April 2020
Danh Vo

Solo Exhibition

WINSING ART PLACE View Exhibition
Exhibition view: Danh Vo, See Through History and Look into the Future, Winsing Arts Foundation, Taipei (16 January–5 April 2020). Courtesy Winsing Arts Foundation. 
Current Exhibition
6 January–31 December 2020
Pierre Huyghe

Circadian Dilemna

WINSING ART PLACE View Exhibition

Current Exhibitions In Taipei

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Contemporary art exhibition, Paul Chiang, A Retrospective at Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Taipei
28 March–14 June 2020 Paul Chiang A Retrospective Taipei Fine Arts Museum
Contemporary art exhibition, Huang Chia-Ning, Facts・Realities・Truth 攖真・滢真・應真 at Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei
14 March–18 April 2020 Huang Chia-Ning Facts・Realities・Truth 攖真・滢真・應真 Lin & Lin Gallery, Taipei
Contemporary art exhibition, Chen Chun-Hao, Meandering Toward the Clouds. at Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei
15 February–24 May 2020 Chen Chun-Hao Meandering Toward the Clouds. Tina Keng Gallery, Taipei
Contemporary art exhibition, Danh Vo, Solo Exhibition at WINSING ART PLACE, Taipei
16 January–5 April 2020 Danh Vo Solo Exhibition WINSING ART PLACE, Taipei
Contemporary art exhibition, Pierre Huyghe, Circadian Dilemna at WINSING ART PLACE, Taipei
6 January–31 December 2020 Pierre Huyghe Circadian Dilemna WINSING ART PLACE, Taipei

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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight
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Danh Vo at Winsing Art Place, Taipei: Exhibition Walkthrough

At the freshly opened Winsing Art Place in Taipei, works by Vietnamese-Danish artist Danh Vo are being presented in Taiwan for the first time. In this video, the founder of Winsing Arts Foundation, Jenny Yeh, introduces Vo's exhibition.

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Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See Ocula Report Taipei Lowdown: Shows to See By Tessa Moldan, Taipei

As Taipei Dangdai returns for its second edition between 17 and 19 January 2020 at the Nangang Exhibition Center, a selection of exhibitions across the city confirm Taipei as one of the region's most exciting art hubs.

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At Art Taipei, Galleries Adapt to Regional Politics Ocula Report At Art Taipei, Galleries Adapt to Regional Politics By Sam Gaskin, Tapiei

In Taipei , the artwork that said most about the contemporary art market's fraught situation in East Asia was not at the 26th Art Taipei (18–21 October 2019), but across town at the Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, a publicly funded art park established in Taiwan's former Air Force Command Headquarters in 2018. Chin Cheng-Te's Tender Soul –...

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Charwei Tsai Ocula Conversation Charwei Tsai By Tiffany Leung, Manchester

Taiwanese artist Charwei Tsai's memorising and compulsive writing of the Heart Sutra—a Buddhist scripture that distills the wisdom of impermanence—is at the heart of her practice. Over the past ten years, Tsai has moved from writing to drawing, photography, and film—a selection of which is being presented at the Centre for...

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