Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei

Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei information

Taipei , Taiwan
39 Chang'an W Rd
Getting there
Metro: Zhongshan
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admission NT$50
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun
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Demonstrating Taipei's determination to be taken seriously as a city with a taste for art, Taiwan's first museum dedicated explicitly to contemporary art occupies an important Japanese-era building that was once Taipei's city hall. Shows are all special exhibits and fill anything from one gallery to the entire museum; at press time, MOCA Taipei was featuring an exhibit by cutting-edge American artist David LaChapelle, whose apocalyptic themes (as well as nudity) managed to raise few eyebrows in this once artistically conservative culture. Multilingual MP3 players designed to guide visitors through the museum are available with a deposit of either NT$1000 or a passport. The museum also has a very cool cafe with reasonably priced lunch specials.