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An open exhibition space, where artwork is not just collection to be displayed, but becomes closer to us, happening in the lobby, stairways, or we can be part of it. We hope for the beauty of local art to be incorporated into daily lives naturally.


 


 


Taipei Everyday: A Traveler`s Perspective


Evokes memories buried deep inside travelers’ mind.


 


Nangang, sitting on the bank of Keelung River, a tributary to Tamsui River, the largest freshwater river in northern Taiwan, is connected to Nangang Mountain System and Four Beasts Mountains along the area’s southern edge. In the end of the 19th century, plantation and production of Pouchong tea was introduced to the area, and the flourishing tea industry opened up a window to the world via waterways. After the tea industry declined due to instable situations around the world during the period of Japanese rule, brick kilns were subsequently built in the area and formed the foundation of Nangang’s old industrial zone. Today, the newly inaugurated Nangang Software Park puts the area on the world map again with its high-tech, low-polluting industries. Nangang welcomes global travelers to visit this east side of Taipei and appreciate its exquisite beauty that has evolved over the centuries.


This collaboration exhibition embodies the curatorial efforts from both the MOCA Taipei and The Place Taipei by installing site-specific works created for the public spaces of the new hotel. It aims to provide worldwide visitors a chance to enjoy art and interact with it during their brief stay as a way to perceive the cultural heritage that permeates the daily life in Taipei. The exhibition is divided into three sections based on the space types, and artists specializing in their respective fields are invited to create customized works according to the unique spatial characteristics.


Upon entering the welcome and reception area, visitors will see technology and mechanical installation artist YU Shih-Fu’s installation series, Go For a Ride, a work of light and sound variations that adopts the concept of “light travel” and the industrial image of Taiwan’s world-famous bicycle industry. The series brings to mind the well-designed bike trail network that encompasses urban districts as well as waterside and mountain areas, the city’s public bike system known to the world for its high usage, and the lifestyle that promotes health and sustainability in daily urban living. Upon their arrival, guests are immediately greeted with the impression formed by the gently turning wheels, the intermittent ringing of bike bells and a lively, endearing smile.


Two soundscape works by sound artist Wu, Tsan-Cheng are showcased in the lobby on the 10th floor. Taiwan Sound Map Project - Taipei presents a Taiwan soundscape database filled with sounds throughout the island recorded by the artist. Instead of visually exploring the topography, a simple click on the online map enables the audience to construct the soundscape of the urban surrounding via the sense of hearing. Wanderer reveals a sound tapestry fabricated by weaving images and sounds of famous tourist spots in Taipei. A complete and direct audio-visual impression is therefore replaced by image and sound fragments that resonate with the audience’s life experiences and evoke memories buried deep inside travelers’ mind.


For the dining space of The Place Taipei, the hotel’s culinary team collaborates with writers of various genres, including SHENG, HAO-WEI, Liu Hsing Yu, Dior Hou - Confession Box, Tsai Wan-Shuen, Yang Shuang Zi, Designsurfing and Charlie Chen to create and launch “Taipei Everyday: Taste and Text Project.” The project aims to pamper the diners’ taste buds while providing a window built with words to show the rich, multi-faceted everyday life in Taipei. Although travelers might have a limited stay to explore all corners and periods of the city, they can still literally have a taste of the life experiences that Taipei has offered.


A member of The Place Group, a brand by Hotel Royal Group for glamorous light travel with refined design concept, The Place Taipei offers a one-of-a-kind experience that transcends language and sensory limits through art in-situ. It is hoped that, by connecting to worldwide travelers’ memories and combining them with the impressions of Taipei, a special resonance in time and space could be generated so that all visitors and travelers, regardless of their length of stay, would be able to discover something with themselves that echoes with the city in a memorable way.


 


Artists


1F,10F 〈Go For a Ride〉by Yu, Shih-Fu


10F 〈Taiwan Sound Map Project - Taipei〉&〈Wanderer〉by Wu, Tsan-Cheng


10F 〈Taipei Everyday: Taste and Text Project〉by Charlie Chen, Yang Shuang-Zi, Tsai Wan-Shuen




Date


2019.03.21(Thu.)-2019.09.01(Sun.)


Venue


The Place Taipei Sharing Gallery


Hours


10:00am-21:00pm


Please contact our front desk for the introductory tour.