Taiwan Fun Magazine, February 2003

Edge Roundup:

Translated by Heidi Yong (·¨ÀRÁø)

Spring Theater - "Love has no rhythm or reason"

Date and time: February 15 & 16, 2.30 pm; February 15 to 19, 7.30 pm
Venue : National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
Ticket Prices: NT$400, 600, 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, 1800
Enquiries Hotline: (02) 2388-0036

       When it comes to love, do you want something that feels different every other day, or would you rather have true love that stays the same for the rest of your life? "Love has no rhythm or reason" is a mega production by renowned musician Li Zong Sheng. It is based on a moving love story taking place between Taipei and Shanghai. The musical has a refreshingly new style. Spring Theater was established in March 1999 by Ms. Lang Zu Yun.

Chance & Coincidence - Guo Jeng Chang 2003

Date: Now until February 15, 2003
Hours: Tue thru Sat from 1pm to 9pm
Venue: Big Trend Gallery (209-1, ChengDeh Rd., Sec.3)
Enquiries Hotline: (02) 2587-3412

       Guo Jeng Chang's artistic direction is fusing tradition and ethnicity with the contemporary. The end products are aesthetically stunning, yet bizarre. The "Bian" (tablet) series exemplifies our society, yet embedded within it one sees a mockery of the political system. In the ¡§Mr. X and Miss Y¡¨ series, Ger made a laughingstock out of local politics and how its members look like circus performers. The paparazzi were obviously not spared as they have always been the "movers and shakers" behind this chaos. The ¡§Shanghai¡¨ series illustrates the city's facade projecting vibrancy and progress, yet behind it all is the harsh reality of lives under strain.

The Native Born: Contemporary Aboriginal Art from Australia

Dates: February 15 to April 20, 2003
Venue: Taipei Museum of Contemporary Art
Ticket Price: NT$50
Enquiries Hotline: (02) 2552-3721

       Djon Mundine, a well-known Aboriginal art consultant in Australia, is behind this exhibition. He was specially invited by Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art to spearhead the event. The museum's dialogue with local Aboriginal artists, and their recognition of this unique art form, has helped realize the staging of this exhibition. The 200-plus works were inspired by the natural environment of Australia; the themes are water pools, red forest, beach, jungle, forest and the plains. These works depict the essence of Aboriginal life and its people's intimate and inseparable bond with nature.