Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Touring around Changhua: Taichung

Taichung is a usual tourist destination and as we found out by walking around it is pretty spread out. Our tour of Taichung unexpectedly turned out to be an art tour. Near Taichung Train Station, some of the old warehouses have been turn into art studios and such like Stock 20. Not far from there the old Taichung Brewery has been converted to the Taichung Creative and Cultural Park. And we ended up spending all our time at the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts. It is short on the permanent collection, but long on special exhibits like Medi(t)ation – 2011 Asian Art Biennial, Scenery and Vistas of Taiwan through the Eyes of Artists:A Century of Taiwanese Landscape and Scenic Art, and Dajia Mazu, The Goddess of the Sea: A Photography Exhibition by Kinnie Lee. All are very well curated.

The Old Brewery.
Old Distillery - Taichung, Taiwan

One of the pieces from Dinh Q. LĂȘ's Signs and Signals from the Periphery in the Biennial.
2011 Asian Art Biennial. Medi(t)ation - Taichung, Taiwan

Taichung Station, built during the period of Japanese rule
Taichung Station - Taichung, Taiwan

And the old City Hall. Also built during the period of Japanese rule
Old City Hall - Taichung, Taiwan

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