See old meeting new in Taipei
The next time you spend a weekend in Taiwan’s modern metropolis, take a break from pigging out at the night markets and plan a day to explore the art spaces that have been popping up across the city.
The Taiwanese government has been working with artists for the past decade to gussy up abandoned factories and warehouses into creative spaces. Check out the Songshan Cultural and Creative
Park (133 Guangfu South Rd., Xinyi District, Taipei, www.songshanculturalpark.taipei), a new-meets-old arts hub reinstituted from a defunct tobacco factory in 2011. Permanent exhibitions include a gallery showcasing works by artisanal glassblowers Liuli Gongfang. Look out for special exhibitions too, which are usually refreshed every month.