The Best Places to See Public Art in Taipei

'The Moment We Meet' | © Huang Hsin-Chien
'The Moment We Meet' | © Huang Hsin-Chien
Photo of Ciaran McEneaney
4 July 2017

There was a time when public art in Taipei consisted only of monuments to former military leaders – these days however, you need only take a walk through Xinyi, Daan, or Zhongshan to find that Taiwan’s capital is now home to an incredibly diverse collection of public art.

The Moment We Meet

Commuters on Taipei’s MRT network are spoiled with many pieces of public art in or near the stations – but perhaps the most striking of all is Huang Hsin-Chien’s The Moment We Meet. At first glance it looks something like a giant TV wall or a simple advertising poster, but is in fact an installation of hundreds of photos that form a person’s face. As the photos flip, so too does the face.

The installation at Taipei 101‘s MRT Station isn’t surprising, given that the city’s efforts to bring as much public art into the capital happened to coincide with the construction of the public transport network. Therefore you’ll find quite a lot of public art both in and around many of the city’s MRT stations.

But the best area to find a wide variety of works within walking distance of each other is still the ever-popular Xinyi district. In fact, if you take a stroll down the streets surrounding Taipei 101 and the Taipei World Trade Center, you will come across much of the city’s most popular and impressive works of public art.

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