Pier 2 Art Center in Kaohsiung


 

Address:

No.1 Da Yong Road (at the end of the road by Yencheng Passenger Wharf, port of Kaohsiung)

Phone:

09 3202 8992

The Pier 2 Art Center in Kaohsiung is a hub of outdoor and indoor art warehouse and museums. Its set around an old and charming unused wharf. The wharf is now named the “Yencheng Passenger Wharf“. The Pier 2 Warehouse main building was used to store sugar, but now houses different contemporary art throughout the year.

The surrounding grounds are full of modern art sculptures, statues and decorated buildings. There are miles of walking paths and a cycle path that cuts through tte...Painting on wall at Pier 2. The Pier 2 Art Centre in Kaohsiung is a hub of outdoor and indoor art warehouse and museums set around an old and charming disused wharf. The wharf is now called the “Yencheng Passenger Wharf“.

The main building, The Pier 2 Warehouse, was once a used to store sugar, but now houses different contemporary art throughout the year. The surrounding grounds are full of modern art sculptures, statues and decorated buildings. There are miles of walking paths and a cycle path that cuts through the art district which adds to the fresh feel of the area.

Pier 2 is the best place in Kaohsiung for modern art fans, and the area is bustling with young art lovers and visitors.


The district comprises of not only the Pier 2 Warehouse, but several other art galleries and museums, which are all next to each other. Some of the other galleries are currently:




Super Nature Conceptual Art of Mimicry Exhibition




The Wall Live House




Kaohsiung Museum of Labour




Tung Fang Institute of Technology – Shigeo Fukuda Design Museum




Mechanical Art on Component Street




Highlights:




Great modern art, inside and outside




Scenic surroundings


Clever use of previously abandoned and disused space


Tips:


This is a great place to spend a half to a full day as there are so many things to admire.
The exhibitions are always changing, so multiple visits are a must
There are lots of walking paths and cycling routes around the surrounding area

P2 warehouse

Beside the 3rd trench in Port of Kaohsiung.

Restoration items in ventilation, structure and facilities.

The largest interior area in Pier-2.

High ceilings. Floor plan 1440 m²

Mainly use for contemporary art, large-scale exhibition and concert.


Tai-sugar C5 Warehouse

Built during the Japanese era as the Tai-Sugar Warehouse

Restoration in 1999

Floor space approximate 580 m²

For small exhibition, workshop studio and administrate office


Moonlight Theater

Previous Tai-Sugar warehouse.

The roof has been set on fire during renovation.

An intermediate space. Mainly for performance program.

Outsourcing to THE WALL on 8th of May, 2010


Art Plaza

Plaza between C4 and C5 building.

Originally preserve for road use.

An open space to public.

Art market, performance and meeting place.

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