yesterday i finally made it to the huashan culture art center. i'd heard about this place for years, usually in reference to being an alternative art space, but had never managed to go there to take in any of the events. what i saw yesterday was a university art show. some of the work was quite interesting - even better than what sometimes gets shown in the museums. one of my favourite pieces was a series of metalic brief cases. they were set on the floor and you'd take a brief case up to the counter where you'd be given a key. then you'd proceed to the next room where there were benches with a single bare light bulb suspended above each bench. here you opened the case with your key and could experience the art inside.
as part of the art event there was also a small diy market. unfortunately there wasn't anything i was really interested in. nothing like campo. but that's ok because since campo has gotten so popular lately, there will be another campo event at the living mall this saturday. i'll be going for sure.
after taking in this art show i stopped by a thrift store i hadn't been to in ages. they mainly carry stuff imported from the states. they've expanded quite a bit since last time i was there and it's become a really large shop. lots of cool furniture i can't afford or have no room for. but nice to look at anyway. on a whim i picked up some nancy drew and hardy boys mystery books. i don't recall reading them as a child(though i do remember reading encyclopedia brown), but i did watch the tv show.