Monday, September 27, 2010

Zhongshan Linear Park

This BLOG is loooong overdue.... meant to BLOG about it but completely got sidetracked till I came across the back issue of Discover Taipei magazine, which used the Zhongshan Linear Park area as its' cover story....

Back in April of this year, Juliana and I went to the Museum of Contemporary Art to see the David LaChapelle Exhibit sit.... we took the MRT - as it was quite convenient.... walking through the station to our designated exit (Exit #1 on the Zhongshan MRT Station), we were already treated to a few art work hanging - that actually tells one/leads one to the proper exit for MOCA.... one after another, colorful wall sculptures, amazes all passersby - the two of us included....

After we got up the stairs and actually exited the station, we were once again treated to a bit more colorful sculptures & figures adorning the little park area, around the museums.... Red and White Robots (called BigPow), which are quite interactive as you can plug in your MP3 or iPod and instantly share your fave downloaded music with other passersby; big sized ducks, rabbits, chicken made, in mosaic styles, utilizing ceramic tiles.... colorful giant snails climbing up the walls; brightly colored balloons on top of a little foliage covered Kiosk wows people on the Chang An exit of the MRT station.... Each and everyone of them, just too fun to see.... and will totally bring out the kiddie in you...

Me with BIGPOW!!!

I read that these creations were completed February of this year alone, quite new!!! The project initiated by Taipei city's Department of Cultural Affairs and costed a whopping NT$21 million!!! The management of MOCA oversee the whole project and they turned to 4 local artists for the all the works created.