TOP 9 ART SPACES IN TAIPEI, TAIWAN

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When you think about Art in Asia, hubs like Hong Kong, Dubai and Tokyo usually come to mind, perhaps Seoul might even be on your radar. Overshadowed by Art giants, Taipei, bursting with a multitude of art museums, galleries and spaces, is probably Asia’s best kept art secret. The city contains many more places and art styles than those mentioned in this list, but here are my favorite ones for when you’re looking for things to do in Taipei.

*Please note that any discounts offered to specific people by the museum need a valid ID (example: student ID) and that the picture displaying the art in each gallery on the list might be ones of temporary exhibitions (no longer on display).

1-Jut Art Museum


The Jut Art Museum is organized into floors of different textures and materials, usually displaying prints, drawings, photographs and 3D models of architecture-related installations.

 

Admission: General audiences: 100 NT$ (3.2 usd), Students/Seniors 65+/Groups of 10 or more : 80 NT$ (2.6 usd), People with disabilities (with +1)/Children 12 and under/ Student day on Wednesday: Free

Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Website: http://jam.jutfoundation.org.tw/en/about-jut-art-museum

Instagram page: @jutartmuseum



2-Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei



Most of their exhibitions feature very experimental and innovative pieces of work, and center around various Taiwanese artists. A lot of the displays are interactive and very fun to explore.


Admission: General audiences: 50 NT$ (1.6 usd), Children under 6/People with disabilities (with +1): Free

Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Website: http://www.mocataipei.org.tw/

Instagram page: @mocataipei


3-Taipei Fine Arts Museum

A peaceful atmosphere where the exhibits are clearly labeled and background information on the displayed art are all translated into English. I wouldn’t exactly qualify this museum as museum of Fine Arts as there are a lot of more contemporary and experimental works on display but it’s a very good place to check out regardless.


Admission: General audiences: 30 NT$ (1 usd), Students/Seniors 65+/Saturday after 5:00pm/People with disabilities (with +1): Free

Opening time: Tuesday to Fridays and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Website: https://www.tfam.museum/index.aspx?ddlLang=zh-tw

Instagram page: @tfam_museum


4-Tina Keng Gallery

Specialized in Chinese modern art, Tina Keng’s gallery is an excellent and very exclusive art space. Although small, the exhibition techniques incorporated in the various displays and rotating works serve to build a very high-end atmosphere.




Admission: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Website: http://www.tinakenggallery.com/en/index.php?REQUEST_ID=bW9kPWV4

Instagram page: @tinakenggalleryofficial


5-Galerie Grand Siècle


Located in a quiet alley, Galerie Grand Siecle is probably one of the most high-profile galleries in Taipei. Its aim is to acquaint the observer with mainly Taiwanese new media arts within a commercial and experimental space, both in a local and international context.


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Admission: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays.

Website: http://www.changsgallery.com.tw/

Instagram page: @galeriegrandsiecle




6-Project Fulfill Art Space

A unique art gallery where the art is integrated into the exhibition space, molding the whole room into an interspersed piece of art.



Admission: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays. Sundays by appointment only.

Website: https://www.projectfulfill.com/

Instagram page: @projectfulfill

7-Double Square Gallery

Most of the rotating exhibitions feature an amazing selection of digital interactive art. Double square gallery is both an alternative kind of museum as well as a commercial gallery.



Admission: Free of charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Closed on Mondays and Sundays.

Website: https://www.doublesquare.com.tw/en/about

Instagram page: @double_square_gallery

8-mind set art center

Very clean and elegant gallery displaying works by various Asian and international artists in an innovative graceful ambiance.


Admission: Free of Charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays and Sundays

Website: http://www.art-msac.com/msac2012/index.php

Instagram page: @mindsetartcenter

9-bluerider art gallery

The gallery is designed as an arts center, holding discussions, gigs, as well as exhibitions. The artworks displayed is always captivating and regularly incorporates diversified styles.


Admission: Free of Charge

Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays and Sundays

Website: https://www.blueriderart.com/

Instagram page: @blueriderart

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