Exhibitions

"I don’t create abstract paintings but convey my true feelings about and responses to what is happening in the society. As a matter of fact, my works cannot be more about the real world." — Lin Hong-Wen

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/ In Silence

Lin Hong-Wen
2021.01.16-2021.10.31

"I don’t create abstract paintings but convey my true feelings about and responses to what is happening in the society. As a matter of fact, my works cannot be more about the real world." — Lin Hong-Wen

One can only gain insight into the secret of Ch'an through the passion for facing up obstacles. When one gets focused, one can throw off the shackles of worldly affairs. Permit oneself to be free and create beauty without restraint. Open a new window...

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/ Encountering Serenity in the midst of Madness

Yungtien Shao.Yaman Shao
2020.11.15-2021.08.01

One can only gain insight into the secret of Ch'an through the passion for facing up obstacles. When one gets focused, one can throw off the shackles of worldly affairs. Permit oneself to be free and create beauty without restraint. Open a new window...

Lai Chih-Sheng’s works opt to leave appearance to transformation through the process. The truth to which appearance refers is the spiritual understanding that is not normally unfamiliar to us, yet that we usually have no chance to ruminate upon.

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/ Lai Chih-Sheng: Linger

Lai Chih-Sheng
2020.10.16-2021.05.23

Lai Chih-Sheng’s works opt to leave appearance to transformation through the process. The truth to which appearance refers is the spiritual understanding that is not normally unfamiliar to us, yet that we usually have no chance to ruminate upon.

For over half a century, the American artist James Turrell (b. 1943) has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. His fascination with the phenomena of light is related to his personal, inward search for mankind’s place in the universe.


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/ Corinth Canal

James Turrell
Permanent Exhibition

For over half a century, the American artist James Turrell (b. 1943) has worked directly with light and space to create artworks that engage viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. His fascination with the phenomena of light is related to his personal, inward search for mankind’s place in the universe.


After the rain, a few raindrops clang onto the power cable. Pulled by gravity, they glided and glittered against the colourless sky.

Two flame trees stood tall outside Kinma Military Hostel. A Taiwanese friend once told us: flame trees are trees...

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/ Crossing

Kingsley Ng | Stephanie Cheung
Permanent Exhibition

After the rain, a few raindrops clang onto the power cable. Pulled by gravity, they glided and glittered against the colourless sky.

Two flame trees stood tall outside Kinma Military Hostel. A Taiwanese friend once told us: flame trees are trees...

Kin-ma Military Hostel (Now, ALIEN Art Centre) was founded in 1967, located next to Mountain Shou Shan, near the ancient Kaohsiung sea ban area, which was once warship’s intermediate stop and residency for the army. Nowadays it is still surrounded by a few marketplaces of the old town. The word “Kin and Ma” represents Kinmen and Matsu, which is the front line between Taiwan and China during the Cold War.

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/ Memory

Documentary of Kin-ma Military Hostel (reborn as ALIEN Art Centre in 2018)
Permanent Exhibition

Kin-ma Military Hostel (Now, ALIEN Art Centre) was founded in 1967, located next to Mountain Shou Shan, near the ancient Kaohsiung sea ban area, which was once warship’s intermediate stop and residency for the army. Nowadays it is still surrounded by a few marketplaces of the old town. The word “Kin and Ma” represents Kinmen and Matsu, which is the front line between Taiwan and China during the Cold War.

Understanding of "Space" and "Time Concept" in Asian Art History

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Understanding of "Space" and "Time Concept" in Asian Art History

“More than anything else, I find stimulation in the materialization of an unpredictable expression. The biggest meaning of this phenomenon might just be Zen.”-Shozo Shimamoto

The Gutai group was founded in 1954 as a moment of synthesis of ferments...

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/ Shozo Shimamoto:Across The Borderlands of Art

Shozo Shimamoto
2019.11.14-2020.11.01

“More than anything else, I find stimulation in the materialization of an unpredictable expression. The biggest meaning of this phenomenon might just be Zen.”-Shozo Shimamoto

The Gutai group was founded in 1954 as a moment of synthesis of ferments...

With the exhibition VOICES, ALIEN Art is proud to stage the first major retrospective exhibition by the artist Jiro Kamata in Taiwan, who has been engaging in many aspects of “optic experience” that inspired him over the past 20 years. By deploying a...

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/ VOICES

Jiro Kamata
2019.10.04-2020.08.27

With the exhibition VOICES, ALIEN Art is proud to stage the first major retrospective exhibition by the artist Jiro Kamata in Taiwan, who has been engaging in many aspects of “optic experience” that inspired him over the past 20 years. By deploying a...

Franz Bette has been considering matters of design and critically examining the composition of jewellery, especially its conceptual and artistic formulation, for over 50 years. Apart from creating his own pieces, it is of great importance to him to c...

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/ Franz Bette:Der rote faden


2019. 02. 15 – 2019. 09. 08

Franz Bette has been considering matters of design and critically examining the composition of jewellery, especially its conceptual and artistic formulation, for over 50 years. Apart from creating his own pieces, it is of great importance to him to c...

"I believe that there is no absolute rule for art, but certainly should bring happiness to the viewers, moreover, to inspire desire and passion of life."-Shao Yung-Tien

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/ The Free Minds

Shao Yung-Tien

"I believe that there is no absolute rule for art, but certainly should bring happiness to the viewers, moreover, to inspire desire and passion of life."-Shao Yung-Tien

"Art is a continuous work and research with no limit, the ambiguous paths are endless; just like the world, the universe." -Hsiao Chin

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/ Les couleurs du Ch’an.Hommage à Hsiao Chin


2019. 05. 02-2019. 11. 03

"Art is a continuous work and research with no limit, the ambiguous paths are endless; just like the world, the universe." -Hsiao Chin

" I don’t believe in inspiration. I would describe it as a discipline. A continuous discipline, starting from 8 o’clock at the morning, like any other work... I work with resin; it is a very noble material. It is the end product of the petroleum… always materials that come from the ground. I believe I am a grounded, earthy person… the picture lives by itself, and it does not need the artist. What makes me happy, is being like when I was a child, and seeing something without knowing how it comes about. La meraviglia, the amazement." -Robert Pan

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/ The Way of Seeing

Robert Pan
2019. 05. 01-2019. 09. 01

" I don’t believe in inspiration. I would describe it as a discipline. A continuous discipline, starting from 8 o’clock at the morning, like any other work... I work with resin; it is a very noble material. It is the end product of the petroleum… always materials that come from the ground. I believe I am a grounded, earthy person… the picture lives by itself, and it does not need the artist. What makes me happy, is being like when I was a child, and seeing something without knowing how it comes about. La meraviglia, the amazement." -Robert Pan

In the 17th Century, Isaac Newton discovered that prism could divide lights into different colors due to dispersion effect. Based on RGB color model, this exhibition adds shades and wavelength on top of spatial and historical axes. Artists Luo Yijun, Gao Yating and Tang Yawen respond to history and southern images of the venue. The exhibition functions like a prism in the architecture. Artists put historical trade incidents, contexts and unseen personal moments into their works, and transform into new colors and perspectives.

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/ Prism: Approach Unseen Scenarios

Lo Yi-Chun | Kao Ya-Ting | Tang Ya-Wen
2018. 11. 29 – 2019. 03. 31

In the 17th Century, Isaac Newton discovered that prism could divide lights into different colors due to dispersion effect. Based on RGB color model, this exhibition adds shades and wavelength on top of spatial and historical axes. Artists Luo Yijun, Gao Yating and Tang Yawen respond to history and southern images of the venue. The exhibition functions like a prism in the architecture. Artists put historical trade incidents, contexts and unseen personal moments into their works, and transform into new colors and perspectives.

" I’ve always believed, the man of good quality are born with mission, even they have never sensed the mission, their deeds are good enough to tie themselves with the mission. The tide raised by the mystery will include people from the world in resembling, gathering, the strong power thus rolls into ideal step by step.And I just can’t but say, in the field of photography, I’ve never encountered such man craving in presenting the power and the depth of photography."
- Jean Dieuzaide, 《The Interior Regard of Juan I-Jong》

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/ The Stare of Light:The Lost Grace

Juan I-Jong
2018. 11. 29 – 2019. 01. 31

" I’ve always believed, the man of good quality are born with mission, even they have never sensed the mission, their deeds are good enough to tie themselves with the mission. The tide raised by the mystery will include people from the world in resembling, gathering, the strong power thus rolls into ideal step by step.And I just can’t but say, in the field of photography, I’ve never encountered such man craving in presenting the power and the depth of photography."
- Jean Dieuzaide, 《The Interior Regard of Juan I-Jong》