“Art Taipei”


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.”...

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Art Taipei 2014

From 31 October until 3 November, Taipei World Trade Center is to host Art Taipei 2014, one of Asia’s most eminent art fairs. The fair aims to serve as a connection between Northeast and Southeast Asia, and this year captures some of the collective malaise sweeping the continent, which manifested itself in political movements in Taiwan, Vietnam and Thailand. Featured galleries this year include: Ota Fine Arts from Japan;  Park Ryu Sook Gallery from Korea; Beijing Art Now from China; and Yavuz Gallery from Singapore. Art Taipei also features an impressive roster of artists, such as Chinese abstract artists Zao Wou-ki and Chu The-chun; provocateur Ai Weiwei; Philippine artist Kiri Dalena; Thai artist Natee Utarit of Richard Koh Fine Art, Malaysia; and Chinese artist Liu Bo-lin from Galerie Paris-Beijing, who this year are taking part in the fair for the first...

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A positive start – and finish – for Art Taipei 2013

Taipei, 14 November 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). An initial press release from the communications agency behind Art Taipei 2013 – the longest-running art fair in the Asia-Pacific region – praised the event’s demonstration of the “variety” of the region’s art market. Now, a closing report on the event, which ended on 11 November, emphasises the fair’s success, placing a focus on the strength of Taiwan’s arts scene, as well as the quality and content of exhibitions present – a factor which, organisers has stated – bodes well for next year’s edition. This year’s twentieth edition of the event gathered 140 galleries, 78 of which were from outside of Taipei, with figures behind the event citing a desire for US and European galleries to “break into the Asian art market and build relationships with Asian collectors”. Buyers at the fair were said to include not only collectors from Taiwan, but enthusiasts from China, Japan, Korea, and across Southeast Asia. Representatives from Whitestone gallery commented on the varied range of collectors, whilst first time Art Taipei exhibitor Ms. Kwai, Director of Hong Kong’s Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery, said: “Taiwanese collectors are of the highest quality, especially in terms of their deep understanding of new media works. I was very surprised to see how knowledgeable they were in this area.” An early emphasis was placed on the large number of high-cost works present in the fair, which featured a work by Zao Wu-Ki, who passed away earlier this year, priced at NT$130 million. The event also features pieces by young Asian artists, such as Lee Lee-Num, Tu Wei-Chen, Hsu Wei-Hui, and Chen Chun-Hao, whose works explore traditional forms of production through unconventional media. A number of galleries were already said to have realised sales following the opening night of Art...

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Art Taipei to present 20th edition

Taipei, 7 November 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). Art Taipei, formerly known as Taipei Art Fair International, is Asia’s oldest art fair. Established by the Taiwan Art Gallery Association in 1992, the fair is to take place this year between 8 and 11 November 2013 in Taipei’s World Trade Center. This edition is the twentieth anniversary of the fair, which emphasises its desire to create lasting links between the Asian and international art scene. Art Taipei aims to establish a connection between contemporary Chinese art and the visual arts industry in south-west and north-west Asia, with the help of more than 150 exhibitors, mainly from regions in the Asian Pacific. The 2013 edition is to bring together renowned international artists as well as emerging young talents. Among the participating galleries, 78 are not from Taiwan, a clear sign of the willingness of the organisers to open up the fair to the international art scene. Taiwanese collectors are to have the opportunity to see galleries such as Sarthe Gallery (Hong-Kong), which is to be exhibiting in Taipei for the third time. New arrivals to the fair this year include the New York-based gallery Lehmann Maupin with international artists including Tracy Emin, Lee Bul, Do Ho Suh, Gordon Cheung, Barbara Kruger and Robin Rhode. Regarding galleries from south-east Asia, Silverlens gallery from the Philippines is to exhibit the totems of Ryan Villamael. Art Taipei is intended as a major commercial platform for contemporary art in Asia. The event is able to make the most of the geographical and multicultural situation of the city, as well as a large number of collectors who have resided there since the...

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Art Taipei presents its 2013 edition

Taipei, 17 September 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA). Art Taipei, formerly Taipei Art Fair International, is the oldest art fair in Asia. It was founded by the Taiwan Art Gallery Association in 1992. This year, the event is to take place from 8 to 11 November 2013 in the Taipei World Trade Center. Art Taipei is intended as a major trade platform of contemporary art in Asia. The fair makes the most of not only its geographical location and the multiculturalism of the city, but also of a large number of collectors, who have been active since the 1980s. The objective of the fair is to establish a connection between contemporary Chinese art and the visual arts industry from the South-west and North-west, thanks to more than 150 exhibitors coming mainly from the Asian Pacific regions. The 2013 edition will reunite renowned international artists as well as young, up-and-coming talents. This year is the twentieth anniversary of the fair, which is emphasizing its desire to create continued links between Asian art and international art...

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