What's on in Taiwan this Weekend (11/25-27)

What's on in Taiwan this Weekend (11/25-27)
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What's on this weekend in Taiwan.

Music

Dadado Huang Things That Love Told Me Tour / Nov. 26 / Legacy Taichung

Dadado Huang (黃玠) is a Taiwanese independent contemporary folk singer and songwriter. He released his first solo album “Hard Days” in 2007. After his first performance at the Taipei International Convention Center (TICC) this August, he continues his “Things That Love Told Me” tour in Taichung.

Instrumental Rocks in Taiwan 2016: →Pia-no-jaC← / Nov. 26 / Legacy Taipei

→Pia-no-jaC← is an instrumental music duo from Japan. The two members, Hayato and Hiro, play the piano and cajon, a peruvian percussion instrument. The self-taught duo blend Japanese music into their pieces, and this is their second time performing in Taiwan, the first being at the Taichung Jazz Festival in 2009.

→Pia-no-jaC← has been featured on Disney’s compilation albums and the “Chopin 100th Anniversary Compilation Album” among others. The pair perform in over 150 concerts every year, including at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and the Corciano Festival in Italy.

Stand-up Comedy

Sanyuan Idol Comedy Show Taiwan / Nov. 25 - 27 / Ruin Livehouse, Kaohsiung; Sound Livehouse, Taichung; Riverside Music, Taipei

Keigo Mihara (三原慧悟) is a Japanese YouTuber who wants to become a pop-idol in Taiwan. He makes videos that introduce and compare Japanese and Taiwanese culture, and has also filmed parodies of popular Taiwanese music.

This weekend, he brings his comedy videos on the road in Taiwan with a series of live performances in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung.

Exhibitions

Joan Cornellà: A Solo Exhibition / Nov. 25 - Dec. 11 / Huashan 1914 Creative Park

Spanish cartoonist and illustrator Joan Cornellà Vázquez, known for his dark humor comic strips and artwork, is holding his first exhibition in Taiwan.

Born in Barcelona in 1981, Cornellà’s work is often described as disturbing or even offensive. Cornellà satirizes “off-limit” topics like murder, suicide and cannibalism through his work, conveying his message with bright colors and characters that share the same eerie blank smile.

100 Years of Dutch Design / Nov.15 - Feb.19, 2017 / Songshan Cultural and Creative Park

This exhibition showcases the evolution of Dutch Design, from the De Stijl movement of the early 20th century to the Dutch Social Design of today.

Organized by the Taiwan Design Museum, the exhibition aims to introduce Dutch Design and its influence, as well as to show how Dutch designers use design to solve everyday problems in creative and sometimes quirky ways.

GQOD Night Museum / Nov. 19 - Dec. 4 /Huashan 1914 Creative Park

To celebrate the men’s fashion magazine GQ’s 20th anniversary, the magazine has created a night museum specifically curated to cater to your inner-child. This adult-only museum includes a Jump In ball-pit for adults, a Playstation virtual reality room, as well as pop-up bars that serve vintage-edition sodas.

This exhibit is only open to those aged 18 and above.

Film

EX!T 7 - Experimental Media Art Festival in Taiwan 2016 / Nov. 25 - 27 / Guling Street Avant-garde Theatre, Taipei

EX!T 7 includes screenings of early Taiwanese Diary Films, Japanese Diary Films, along with films by Jonas Mekas, the godfather of avant-garde cinema, and French experimental filmmaker Yann Beauvais.

Diary films include home movies and are part of the avant-garde film genre, now more commonly referred to as experimental films. These films explore non-narrative forms and often relate to other art forms like literature and poetry, or stem from the development of new technical resources.

The three-day festival also features panel discussions on diary films with Mekas and Beauvais, as well as Taiwanese filmmakers Chen Hung-i (陳宏一) and Wang Chun-hsiung (王俊雄), and Japanese directors Obitani Yuri and Oki Hiroyuki. The filmmakers will discuss their experiences in filming diary films and how they depict private life on camera.

First Editor: Olivia Yang
Second Editor: Edward White