From 30 October until 2nd November 2015, the 22nd edition of ART TAIPEI will transform the 23,450 square metres of the Tapei World Trade Centre, in the capital city of Taiwan, into a site to discover the treasures of the rich diversity of the arts in Asia.
To accompany the strong presence of galleries from Taiwan, the art fair will feature 38 new galleries from all over Asia, including Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea and Vietnam. However, it is not a fair solely devoted to Asian galleries, also displaying works from galleries in Italy, Russia and the United States. Some of the fair’s highlights include classical Surrealist works by Marc Chagall and Salvador Dali, along with work by the artist Yayoi Kusama, whose Asia tour just finished in Taiwan, and works by well-known Chinese artists Zao Wou-Ki and Walasse Ting. Many galleries are highlighting the works of contemporary artists from East and Southeast Asia; for instance, the future section will provide the platform for galleries outside of Tawian to promote up-and-coming young artists under the age of 35 in solo exhibitions to encourage dialogue between the artist, the viewer and the space.
Although ART TAIPEI is an Asian art fair, it is expanding this year and is emphasising its global focus as a fair that is “rooted in Asia, reaching the World.”