Taiwan as an art destination

World December 24, 2018 11:06

By The Nation

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Taipei Dangdai – a new international art fair featuring a world-class line-up of galleries from around the globe – is all set to make its debut at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre from January 18 to 20.

The event is designed to underline the potential of Taipei as both art market and cultural destination. Presented by UBS under the directorship of Magnus Renfrew, the inaugural edition of the fair will place strong emphasis on the region, as well as showcasing some of the world’s best galleries from Europe and the USA.

This upcoming fair will present a line up of 90 galleries from across the globe that have been carefully selected from over 160 applications - about 20 per cent of which hail from Taiwan.

They include A Thousand Plateus Art Space, Alisan Fine Arts, Beijing Commune, Chambers Fine Art, de Sarthe, Esther Schipper, Gagosian, Gallery Yamaki Fine Art, Johyun Gallery, Lin & Lin Gallery, One And J Gallery, and Tokyo Gallery+BTAP.

The event brings together a selection of the world’s leading galleries and artists alongside influential thinkers from a wide range of disciplines, including archaeology, art history and technology.

The fair’s unique, multi-disciplinary programme features four curated Sectors: Galleries, Young Galleries, Solos and Salon, providing visitors with an opportunity to discover presentations from established galleries, alongside work by emerging artists at accessible price points. An Ideas Programme unites industry experts from Taipei, the wider region and beyond to discuss how art exists in the past, present and future, celebrating a long-term patronage with art and ideas across disciplines and cultures.

Taipei Dangdai celebrates the city’s unique and dynamic arts scene, while highlighting global creativity and the increasing importance of the wider art market in Asia.

For more information, visit https://taipeidangdai.com/.