Archive for February, 2011

news: JoB’s taichung city

February 20, 2011

Want to know how to get to the places you read about on JoB? Now you can with JoB’s map to Taichung City.

The painstaking task of mapping all the cafes, restaurants, galleries, art districts, shopping areas and nature trails talked about on JoB has been completed. Every place you read about on this site will be added to the map in an attempt to get people out and exploring this ever improving Taiwanese city.

JoB Google Map Feb11

Click here to browse JoB’s Taichung City.

The map has it’s permanent home here.

Please note that this is NOT a comprehensive guide to everything Taichung has to offer, nor will it probably ever be. It’s just an attempt to record the places talked about on JoB.

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finds: Tsai Chih-Hsien’s iron sculpture

February 20, 2011

Images from an exhibition of work by Tsai Chih-Hsien, a 50+ year old Taichung sculptor. The exhibition began on Saturday at Taichung’s Espace Lin. The works upstairs are solid iron and the two pieces in the downstairs gallery are iron found object.

We turned up on Saturday expecting an opening event and an opportunity to meet the artist but it turns out the opening event will actually happen later in the month. Hopefully I can have more on the artwork for you then but in the meantime, enjoy the images or better yet, visit and see the works for yourself.

Downstairs gallery shot. Work by Tsai Chih-Hsien. Gallery: Espace Lin, Taichung.

Downstairs gallery shot. Work by Tsai Chih-Hsien. Gallery: Espace Lin, Taichung.

Upstairs gallery shot. Work by Tsai Chih-Hsien. Gallery: Espace Lin, Taichung.

Upstairs gallery shot. Work by Tsai Chih-Hsien. Gallery: Espace Lin, Taichung.

Work by Tsai Chih-Hsien. Gallery: Espace Lin, Taichung.

Work by Tsai Chih-Hsien. Gallery: Espace Lin, Taichung.

This one reminds me of a movie camera. Work by Tsai Chih-Hsien. Gallery: Espace Lin, Taichung.

This one reminds me of a movie camera. Work by Tsai Chih-Hsien. Gallery: Espace Lin, Taichung.

A nice space. Work by Tsai Chih-Hsien. Gallery: Espace Lin, Taichung.

A nice space. Work by Tsai Chih-Hsien. Gallery: Espace Lin, Taichung.

Here’s a bit of biographical info in English on Tsai Chih-Hsien.

Espace Lin is across the road from the Taichung’s art museum. I’m working on a Google map at the moment and will be sure to add the gallery to that. Up on JoB soon.

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JoB likes: CROCHET (penis key rings, used tampons, pastel burkas)

February 9, 2011

“My transition from 2 to 3 dimensions was making a crochet penis that I now use as a key ring.”

And… “Islamic fundamentalists don’t approve the range of colors used in my burkas.”

Also… “I’m not a street artist… I consider myself a warming table artist.”

Watch the artist interview below for more priceless quotes and laugh-out-loud moments. I really, really want to start crocheting now!

Have you crocheted before? What did you make?

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