Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei

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Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei

Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
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Jianing Sim
Singapore, Singapore108 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
A great place to visit if you would like an artistic touch to your trip in taipei (other than the usual eating/drinking/shopping/trekking!!
When we went, it was a disaster based exhibition and it took us around 2-3h to complete the entire exhibition - interesting exhibits and areas with audio/ videos documentaries. Great place to get some inspiration. Would recommend to visit on a weekday as there wasnt a lot of people and we got to take our time to explore the place
Written March 12, 2020
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jeffryb
Keysborough, Australia371 contributions
Aug 2020
The Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA), Taipei fills a gap in Taipei's artistic offering. It's more contemporary than modern. The Museum has a number of intallations, varying from time to time. The building dates from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). Following Retrocession, it housed the Tapei City Goverment. It later housed MOCA. There are free audio guides and group tours. MOCA is closed on Monday. Best access is by MRT, Zhongshan Station, Red or Green Lines
Written September 29, 2020
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LukeUK_12
Manchester, UK512 contributions
Jan 2020
First off, the building in itself is a fantastic place to visit. I found the collection interesting and surprising, especially the exhibit on Hong Kong activism (back in January, when the tension was high). Inside, the space is large and it feels very natural to make your way through the different exhibits. I also received a free piece of cake in the lovely café!
Written December 6, 2020
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CdnLovesTravel787
Vancouver, Canada2,931 contributions
Feb 2020
MOCA building was built by the Japanese in 1921 during their rule from 1895 to 1945. It was later designated as a historical building and reopened as MOCA in 2001. The building features Corinthian columns at the front.

There is always a theme at this gallery, and this time it was nihilism which means total rejection of established laws and institutions; the belief that life is meaningless: an exhibition of nihilistic art- a complete oxymoron.

In the past the museum featured fabulous sculptures and artists from around the world and I always enjoyed coming here. This time the exhibit was extremely depressing and diametrically opposite to my own view of life. I was so happy to leave.

Most of the rooms you entered, had black fabric for doors which you pushed aside to get in. Inside the little rooms there was a bench for you to sit and watch a seemingly meaningless video. Some rooms had earphones to explain things but I wasn’t interested as the images were not interesting at all.

It seemed to me that all exhibits were a cheap way to pretend about something that really wasn't there nor meaningful. I remember 6 years ago how great it was to feature famous artists from around the world. I felt as if I had wasted my entire time that day, looking to find the museum first, then spending what time I had there. The only interesting thing was the video of the history of MOCA ground level.
Written May 14, 2020
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Breeze
856 contributions
Oct 2020
Not too much to see and maybe it is "contemporary art," I've no talent to appreciate it. The internal decoration is kinda of shabby and advised to be repaired. I would like to say the entire architecture and this historical building is more attractive than the exhibitions.

This building is very lateral symmetry and the bricks are very pretty. If standing in front of this museum, the weather is good, it really makes your day!

Spending one hour for the building appreciation, for the exhibition, I'll say, just take a quick glance.
Written October 28, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,325 contributions
Feb 2020
After a lot of searching, I found the Museum of Contemporary Arts (MOCA) in Chang An Road West. It is located in the old Taipei City Government building. As they were setting up for a new show, there was no entry charge. What I saw was very pleasant. There's always a bit of friction between modern and contemporary art, but this gallery is well worth a visit. Best access is by the MRT.
Written February 11, 2020
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Steve K
New Taipei, Taiwan736 contributions
Sep 2018 • Friends
We went to MOCA to see “Trans-Justice: Para-Colonial @ Technology”. It was a great exhibition and is worth a look.

The museum has a very nice cafe which we visited a couple of times, although prices aren’t cheap.

My criticism of MOCA, and why I have only given it 4 stars, is the lack of multilingual signage/interpretation on the permanent aspects of the collection. If MOCA really is interested in appealing to the tourist market - and it should be - this should be rectified asap.

I will go back to MOCA many times as I keep abreast of the changing exhibitions. I hope that I can increase my rating to 5 stars if the museums continues to increase its usage of multilingual signage and interps.
Written September 3, 2018
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haukyn
Wellington, New Zealand58 contributions
Aug 2019
I didn't expect much, but found a fair bit of what was on display exciting. The museum exhibits are largely each in their own room, and largely multimedia. Two highlights for me were The War That Never Was and the This Is Very Simple, I Can Do It. Great stuff. Well worth a couple of hours of your time.
Written August 22, 2019
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ChristopherDillon
Hong Kong, China48 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
Baseman is an L.A.–based artist, whose work I recognized and was vaguely aware of but knew nothing about. His style is distinctive, and instantly recognizable. He has illustrated covers for Rolling Stone, the Atlantic and the New Yorker. He also animated a show for Disney.

The show is large, divided into different rooms that represent different stages in his life and career, include sculptures, drawings and photos. The curation and English-language explanations are very good, as are the explanatory videos, and I came away a fan of the man and his work.

The show was a very pleasant surprise. Highly recommended

Entrance also includes access to exhibitions by local artists, which I also enjoyed.
Written July 13, 2014
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia9,325 contributions
Oct 2020
The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Taipei (MOCA) is housed in a building dating from the Japanese colonial era (1895-1945). It was later the headquarters of the Taipei City Government. Contemporary art often involves installations and paintings that may seem odd.
Written December 28, 2020
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