Cinema Taipei is a screening project of Taiwanese contemporary art videos and films, at Cho Why (Chinatown Bangkok), as part of the Bangkok Biennial 2018.
Cinema Taipei - the title refers to both a physical place, i.e.an open-air cinema, and to the screening ofcontemporary art videos from and aboutTaipei. The notion ofCinema Taipeialso relates to the images of cities we gainfrom motion picturesand videos,without ever having visited the actualplaces ourselves.
We propose an open air screening on the rooftop of Cho Why in Chinatown Bangkok. Through the juxtaposition of the sounds and images of videos with the vibrant evening cityscape of Bangkok,we hope to create a direct connection between the moving image on the screen anditsurban background.
Cinema Taipei also attempts to make a connection between the cultural heritage of Chinatown Bangkok withcontemporary Taiwanese and Chinese culture.
This project is organized by Taipei Contemporary Art Center, which was founded as an alternative, non-profit making, non-governmental space to support the independent art community in Taiwan. Its goals and principles are thus similar to those of the Bangkok Biennial. For this reason, Taipei Contemporary Art Center is happy to support and participate in the first edition of the Bangkok Biennial with a pavilion.
Venue: Cho Why
41 ซอย นานา Khwaeng Pom Prap, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100
Opening hours: 01. -29.07.2018 Thurs.-Sun. 7-10 pm
Opening Event: 30.06.2018 7 pm @Cho Why and Darkle’s Den, with other collateral events of the Bangkok Biennial
Organizer: Taipei Contemporary Art Center (TCAC) www.tcac.tw