Jun 18, 2010

MOCA Taipei: Summer Holiday - A Solo Exhibition by Tim Yip

We're not gonna talk about food today,
Instead, I'll show you an awesome exhibition by Tim Yip,
(Currently showing in Taipei till August 8th)

Tim Yip? Unfamiliar with the name?
Let me just present you this artist's brief introduction from MOCA Taipei's website:

"Tim Yip’s rise to worldwide fame began after obtaining the Academy Award for Best Art Direction for the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon in 2001.

His multidisciplinary works maintain consistent aesthetics while exploring fields such as film, theater, television, costume design, space design, photography, painting, and literature.

Hsin-chiang Kao, former editor-in-chief of the China Times literary supplement section, once referred Tim Yip as “a name difficult to be labeled.” The artist’s cross-media, cross-domain, and cross-cultural experiences have made him one of the most prominent Chinese art designers."

Getting interested?
Since most of you won't be able to present at the exhibition,
I'll show you some of the pictures during my visit.

Exhibition ticket -

There's a "trick" with the ticket, I'll tell you about it in a little bit.

"Space Lili"-

Once again, I'll use the description from MOCA Taipei regarding this special exhibition,
It's definitely better and more understandable than my poor English expression:

"In this exhibition, Tim Yip integrates local elements and images within his works. He captures Taipei at different hours of the day, serving as the background of Lili’s photographs and videos.

It is the artist’s intention that through his design of Summer Holiday, the audience can participate in Lili’s story and at the same time draft their very own stories in the city."Hall way -

"Existence" and not-so-welcomed Cindy -

"Desire" -

More Lilies -

Close up I -

Close up II - 

"Sleeping Lili" -

Remember the ticket I was telling you about? Voila! -

It's actually a detachable magnet,
The kind you can stick on the fridge, pretty creative huh?
MOCA Taipei always has creative tickets,
Once I got a ticket shaped like sun glasses!

There're more and more places like MOCA Taipei in Taiwan,
Hopefully this trend will go on, making Taiwan a place with creative energies!

For more details regarding MOCA Taipei and "Summer Holiday,"
Please visit: http://www.mocataipei.org.tw/_english/index.asp


  1. This is such fascinating art!!

    I'm glad you went and shared these pics with your readers. :)


  2. What he said!
    I wanna have exhibitions by world renowend artists here too...
    Guess i need to open up my own gallery.

  3. To A Funky Place~
    That's an awesome goal! I'll definitely be supporting you!

  4. was just drooling over your post actually...

  5. To A Funky Place~
    Haha by looking at the exhibition pics or the food pics?

  6. It has become a habit when i visit your blog. I don't know! :) Enjoy Holidays, looking forward to your next post!

  7. To A Funky Place~
    Thank you so much for the support! I'll do my best with my blog!

  8. Some very modern art going on in here! No wonder why its at MOCA. :)

    That is really cool with the detachable magnets. I haven't had such a cool ticket ever before. Mine are just paper. :l

  9. To Eat Travel Eat~
    I wish there're more exhibitions like this in Southern California, especially Orange County!

  10. I would like to exchange links with your site foodmakesmehappy.blogspot.com
    Is this possible?