Artists / The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei
The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei is a museum of contemporary art, located in Datong District, Taipei, Taiwan. It was built during the period of Japanese rule in 1921 as Jan Cheng Elementary School, which now occupies a new structure on the back of the historical building. After WWII, it hosted the Taipei city government and became an important landmark, thanks to its highly recognizable symmetrical building and belltower in historicist style. After the city government had moved to the new location in Xinyi district, it was designated as a historical building, and re-opened in May 2001 as Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei (MOCA Taipei), as the first museum in Taiwan to be dedicated exclusively to contemporary art.