Taiwan’s seminal art fair Art Taipei returns this November and hosts 150 of the most innovative domestic and international galleries, celebrating key players of the Asian art scene. This year the fair builds upon its tremendous reputation and cements a close partnership with Asia Pacific Art Gallery Association (APAGA), welcoming respective strengths from throughout the region.
Opening on 12 November, the event invites a series of galleries from the collective, known as APAGA, which comprises of Singapore, Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong and China (Beijing). This newly formed partnership hopes to strengthen Taiwan’s connection with the rest of Asia and support the development of the art market within the region.
The main exhibition area provides a particular focus on contemporary Taiwanese art, with aims to promote the range of current artistic practise. This area includes the likes of Chieh-Jen Chen, who presents Realm of Reverberations the Ritual of Film Screening, his celebrated photographic series which scrutinises a social movement supporting the preservation of sanatoriums. CHINI gallery will not be forgetting its internationally recognised artist Xu Bing and long-time represented sculptor Lee Kuang-Yu, as both of their latest works are promised for exhibition.
Art Taipei 2016, until 15 November, The Exhibition Hall / Exhibition Hall 1, Taipei World Trade Centre (Area A+B+C+D), NO.5, Taiwan.
More information can be found at www.art-taipei.com
1. Tim Eitel, Repetition. Oil on canvas (2016). Courtesy of the artist and Art Taipei.