Preview: Taiwan Academy: Shifting Momentum Abstract Art in Taiwan

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Date(s) - 03/08/2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Taipei Economic & Cultural Office of New York


Cover image: Courtesy of Blue Gate Crossing

Damage? Free, RSVP required

TPECC events draw a diverse audience © WhereNYC

Why you should go. Shifting Momentum presents the development of the constantly changing abstract art in the Taiwanese art world, from the eighties to today. Curated by Bor-Jou Kuo and Chung-Fan Chang, this exhibition features the abstract artwork of twelve Taiwanese artists as well as collections from The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University. For the artists included in this show, abstraction is a process, a system, and an expression. While viewing the artwork, guests will discover an aesthetic that is culturally rooted in the East.

The show is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, R.O.C. (Taiwan), jointly organized by Taipei National University of Education in Taipei, Taiwan; Stockton University in Galloway, New Jersey; and the Taipei Cultural Center in New York.

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, or de-facto Taiwanese Consulate is an impressive place featuring many free cultural events that are worth checking out. They are often short, hassle free and always a chance to meet new faces.

Useful tips:

  • Free, RSVP required
  • Dressy or business casual is fine.
  • Alone or with friends? Either or.
  • Business cards are always a plus.
  • Coat check/ cloak room is not always available so travel lightly.
  • Fancy a nightcap or bite to eat in the area?
  1. Bookmarks Lounge at the Library Hotel at Madison by 41St. – On the ground floor you’ve got the Madison & Vine Wine bar but head up to the top for Bookmarks Lounge.
  2. Momosan Lexington between 38th &39th Sts. – Chef Morimoto’s latest ramen venture. Sake, ramen and fusion inspired dishes. The Tan-tan men  is fantastic.
  3. Peacock Alley & Sir Harrys at the Waldorf Astoria on Lexington by 49th Street. I’m a sentimental guy and can’t say “no” to an old school wine bar at a legendary hotel.
  4. Riki ($) Izakaya, inexpensive, upstairs karaoke rooms. Non-tipping establishment
  5. Soba Totto $$ – classy, fantastic intimate sake bar, great find
  6. The Upper Terrace Bar at Bryant Park Café  Bryant Park by 40th @ 5th Avenue, just above the Bryant Park Grill  – tucked away slightly but lively and this seasonal outdoor bar is not open late but is a great find with a secluded feel and fantastic view.
  7. Udon West($) You can’t go wrong here. Pitchers of beer, decent grub, fast service.