Place:National Taiwan Museum
To introduce the original setting for creating and admiring Chinese character art, the National Taiwan Museum has recreated a traditional Chinese study that will be opened to visitors from Nov. 1 through 30.
Beginning with the removal of shoes at the front of the room, each guest will soon enter a world immersed in literary vestiges. Aside from the visual feast of exhibited calligraphy scrolls, manuscripts, and books, the curator hopes to enthuse the other senses as well, using music, incense scents, and the warmth of tea.
The exhibition takes upon even more interactive elements during the weekends, when contemporary artists such as Shen Hong-chin (沈宏錦), Lin Chuan-chu (林銓居), and Li Jiun-yang (李俊陽) are invited to recite poetry, discuss literature, demonstrate calligraphy, and introduce related craft items such as ink stones, paperweights, and seals.
The exhibition at the National Taiwan Museum's South Gate Park is part of the 2014 Taipei South Town Art Festival, a citywide trail of literary shows and installations. Visit the festival's Chinese-only website (http://2014cnaf.azurewebsites.net/) for more information.