I found out about this exhibition through a friend. I can’t tell you too much about it, because all the information online & at the exhibition itself is in Chinese, so I would strongly advise going along with a friend who can read Chinese.
That said, I can tell you this. The event is being held in Nangang, which is an area of Taipei City which I certainly don’t frequent all that often, so it was nice to get out there & see somewhere new. It is being presented by Heineken Light, and features the work of six Taiwanese artists, including Akibo Lee – the man behind the Big Pow robot at Zhongshan (if you don’t know what I’m talking about … http://myblog-joseph.blogspot.tw/2010/09/blog-post_14.html).
It was a rainy day, and the exhibition is housed in several buildings, in what seemed to be a former industrial estate, so getting between the different artists displays was a bit of a drag (walking in the rain, avoiding puddles etc). There weren’t many people there, and the layout of the event is a little all over the place, though it was a good way to while away a few hours, rather than being stuck at home watching the rain come down. My personal favourite display was a rocking horse & video display, who’s speed was controlled by the pace of the rider’s pulse. Very cool.
I’ve included a map below, so that you can find your way there from Nangang MRT Station. Please note this is Nangang station, not Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre Station! More info @ http://www.wowlavie.com/agenda_in.php?keyword&article_id=AE1300479&c=%E9%80%9B%E5%B1%95%E8%A6%BD (all in Chinese).
Welcome to BOUNCE.
The first then you see when you come in … mural.
Proudly brought to you by Heineken Light.
In the compound at BOUNCE
Robots by Akibo Lee
Drafts on the walls
It doesn’t move, but it makes noise & lights.
Holes in the walls @ BOUNCE
Some graffiti at BOUNCE
Some of my mates ….
Wall art @ BOUNCE
Favourite display, controlled by the rider’s pulse rate.
Just a little wet …
I’m actually quite excited about this. I hadn’t heard of the Fubon Art Foundation’s Very Fun Park concept until I read this article on Taipei 543. I’m looking forward to seeing what this year’s exhibition will be like, and looking forward to spending a day or two traversing parts of Taipei city in search of art.
Sometimes, as daily life goes on, we tend to get stuck just staying in our own local area, and we miss out on seeing so much more of Taipei City. More things like this can help take us to some areas we’ve not yet seen. Can’t wait!
Fubon Art Foundation website: http://www.fubonart.org.tw/ (information will be posted here)
A friend actually took me to this very cool place, just behind the hustle & bustle of Gongguan & looking over the riverside park area towards New Taipei City. It’s open from 11am, and has regular events/displays. Even when there isn’t much on, it’s still a very cool place to while away an hour or two just strolling through the artist’s residences.
Keep an eye on their website for event information: Chinese | English
View of Treasure Hill Artist Village from Taipei Riverside Park.
Morning painting class taking place while we were visiting.
One of the ways in to Treasure Hill is from the Taipei Riverside Park, which means you can stop off during a bike ride, run or walk too 🙂
One of the Artist Residence at Treasure Hill.
Lots of tiny little things to catch your eye.
Looking towards the south from Treasure Hill.
Thanks Emily 😉