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 – creating an open-air cinema and to the notion of film and video of and from Taipei. Cinema Taipei also relates to the images of cities we have from motion pictures – even before we have ever visited the real place. It is an open air screening on the rooftop of Chinatown Bangkok. By seeing and hearing the sound of the videos juxtaposed with the vibrant evening cityscape of Bangkok it creates a direct connection between the moving image of the screen and its urban background. Cinema Taipei also tries to connect to the cultural heritage of Chinatown Bangkok to contemporary Taiwanese and Chinese culture.
It is a project organized by Taipei Contemporary Art Center, a space founded as an alternative, non-profit, non-governmental space – to support the independent art community in Taiwan. Goals and principles similar to those why the Bangkok Biennial was initiated on – for these reasons Taipei Contemporary Art Center is happy to able to support and participate with one pavilion at the first edition of the Bangkok Biennial.
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 Tue.-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