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Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei 台北當代藝術館

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4 239 Reviews

Saturday:10:00 - 18:00

4.3

18.3k

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  • English
  • Japanese
  • Mobile Device Recharging Station
  • Accessibility
  • Gender
  • Convenient Payment
  • WiFi
  • Breastfeeding

Introduction

The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei is located in a historic Japanese-era building once used as Chenggong Elementary School. After Taiwan's retrocession, the building housed the Taipei City Hall. When City Hall moved to Xinyi District in 1994, the building was turned into an art museum. The museum was officially renamed in 2000 as the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. Free audio guide service and group tours are available.

Information

Themes
Historic Sites Art and Cultural Centers Northern Taiwan
Subject
Family、Campus teaching
Suggested Months for Visiting
All year
Phone Number
+886-2-25523721
FAX
+886-2-25593874
Address
No. 39, Chang-an W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City Taiwan, R.O.C

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Opening Hours

Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Monday Off day
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Services & Facilities

  • Toilets
  • Lost and found
  • Broadcast Service
  • Locker

Transportaiton

Nearby MRT

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Zhongshan

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Taipei Main Station

BL Bannan Line Shandao Temple

R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Shuanglian

G Songshan-Xindian Line Beimen

Review

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Traveler rating

  1. 3 Terrible
  2. 15 Poor
  3. 43 Average
  4. 90 Very good
  5. 88 Excellent

Traveler type

  1. 31 Families
  2. 48 Couples
  3. 83 Solo
  4. 3 Business
  5. 42 Friends
  • CdnLovesTravel787

    Vancouver, Canadá

    Museum a massive disappointment

    2020-02

    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.
  • jayyyyn

    Singapore, Singapore

    Traveler type:

    Friends getaway

    Artistic & creative

    2019-12

    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
  • 619jeffry

    Essendon, Australia

    Contemporary art can be entertaining

    2020-02

    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.
  • thelonious22

    Seongnam

    Nice inexpensive Museum

    2019-12

    Museum of Contemporary Art had a reasonable admission charge so I took a look despite limited explanations in English. There wasn’t any permanent exhibitions and two temporary ones were on display. One was on display outside in the public area. The one in the paid area about the recent conflict in Hong Kong took up most of the inside space. Other than some political flyers and posters, there wasn’t much English explanation available and one had to be pretty knowledgeable about the conflict to fully appreciate most of the pieces.
  • scottofhawaii

    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Traveler type:

    Solo travel

    😲⚡🔌shock🔌⚡😲

    2019-12

    I did something here that I never did at any other museum I've ever visited: I took notes. As I was leaving, I told this to one of the girls at the front desk, and she asked me why. My answer was shock. Probably not that severe - disturbed might have been a better answer. The most accurate answer is probably unknown to me right now. My notes took the form of a list; here are some - some with afterthoughts: ⚡Liberation of California/Earl Turner Film Diaries - Probably spent the most time watching this film. Some kind of dark right-wing story about California separating from the rest of the country. If this film was made by an artist to depict the danger of right-wing thought, I think it does more harm than good. I can see those animals adopting it as some kind of inspiration. ⚡Fukushima ⚡Nuclear Weapons ⚡Hong Kong Protests - Interesting poster displays and a film with actual scenes from the protests. My feelings have now genuinely moved away from indifference over these events. ⚡Bloodied Dog - A film that that has a dog with blood all over itself? I couldn't tell if it was its own blood or not. Is this really necessary? Is this really art? ⚡ 2016-2-17/Syrian Refugees/Calias Jungle - Definitely some other than artistic kind of agenda here, probably on the curator's part. I truly believe there is some kind of deep sadness about the lack of compassion and humanity in how governments deal with refugees and immigration and those issues. I just wonder who the curator has opened-up his own personal home to.⚡Kurds - In a video an old woman laments, "We don't want mothers of policemen, guerillas, and soldiers to cry." If only our leaders thought that way. Part of a quote written on a wall by a Japanese artist states, "Use of materials that unsettle the viewer is a good thing I believe." Materials didn't unsettle me here, content did. One display I found aesthetic beauty in was the large multimaterial heart with its delicate use of bamboo. Bamboo never unsettles me; it gives me passion in good ways.

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