Taiwanese artist Li Jiun-Yang is one of seven contemporary artists who will exhibit their work as part of (In)visible
Taiwanese artist Li Jiun-Yang is one of seven contemporary artists who will exhibit their work as part of (In)visible

The Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (MOA) presents the Canadian premiere of (In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan through Contemporary Art. This new exhibit explores the coexistence of the modern and the traditional, and the significance that the spiritual world has on contemporary Taiwan. Curated by MOA’s Dr. Fuyubi Nakamura, (In)visible features artworks from seven internationally-renowned Taiwanese artists. Here are five reasons we think you should go:

[dropcap]1[/dropcap](In)visible will be Nakamura’s first major exhibition with MOA since joining as curator for Asia in 2014. Nakamura is an award-winning socio-cultural anthropologist, author, and sought-after international speaker.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap]When visiting the exhibition, Vancouverites will step into an otherworldly space, transformed by the many diverse artworks on display, including textile installation, paper cutting, video art, puppetry, sculpture, and more.

[dropcap]3[/dropcap](In)visible provides a window into the spiritual practices and beliefs of contemporary Taiwan, a major source of inspiration for Taiwanese artists.

[dropcap]4[/dropcap]The artists are inspired by hybrid spiritual beliefs drawn from Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Christianity, coupled with Chinese folk religions and the animistic beliefs of Taiwan Aboriginal peoples.

[dropcap]5[/dropcap]A range of public programming, including artist workshops, demonstrations, and talks by the artists, curators, and UBC professors, will be presented during the exhibition run.

(In)visible: The Spiritual World of Taiwan through Contemporary Art opens at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia (6393 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver) on November 20 and runs until April 3, 2016.  Visit http://moa.ubc.ca for more information.