Taipei Dangdai Art & Ideas

Taipei Dangdai Art & Ideas
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Taipei Dangdai Art & Ideas
10th May, 2024 – 12th May 2024
VIP Preview and Vernissage on 9th May, 2024
Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center
No.2, Jingmao 2nd Rd
Nangang District
Taipei City 11568

Taipei Dangdai Art & Ideas, a leading platform for cultural exchange, brings together 78 exceptional galleries from 19 countries and territories around the world. Defined by the rich art scene of Taiwan and a diverse range of voices from local and international artistic communities, the fair will present world-class on-site programming alongside a city-wide celebration of arts. Presented by UBS and organised by The Art Assembly, Taipei Dangdai Art & Ideas returns for its fifth edition taking place from 10–12 May 2024, with a VIP Preview and Vernissage on 9 May, at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center.

Alongside robust gallery presentations in the new sector Evoke, as well as returning sectors Galleries, Edge, Engage, and Node, this year’s fair will offer a rich series of programs that highlight the vibrant regional art scene, large-scale installations, carefully curated talks, exhibitions and research forums, and more, to create a platform for dialogue and exchange for the international art world convening in
Taiwan for the fair.

For the first time, Taipei Dangdai Art & Ideas will present a curated exhibition within the fair co-hosted by the Ministry of Culture. Titled “Before Thunders: An Exhibition of Taiwanese Artists” the exhibition focuses on the work of a dozen largely mid-career artists selected by four curators who will participate in the Ideas Forum 2024: Zian Chen, Martin Germann, Esther Lu, and Wong Binghao. This project supports the fair’s core goal of bringing art from Taiwan from across the spectrum—from those
represented by the leading galleries participating in the fair to those working largely outside the market—to greater international attention and demonstrates the fair’s ongoing interest in building partnerships with public and private organizations throughout Taiwan’s vibrant art scene.

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Robin Peckham, Taipei Dangdai Co-Director
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Robin Peckham, Taipei Dangdai Co-Director, said, “Taiwan is one of the most influential and intellectual art hubs in Asia, and it is our honor to collaborate with the cultural community here to share our diverse programming with local and international visitors. We are thrilled to partner with the Ministry of Culture for a major exhibition at the fair showcasing exceptional work by local talent. We can’t wait to open our fair halls once again for visitors and collectors to explore both the cultural heritage and the next generation of art production in Taiwan.”

Taipei Dangdai is thrilled to debut a new sector at the 2024 edition titled Evoke, showcasing solo or curated presentations by historically significant artists. Highlights of the sector include solo exhibitions by Liao Chi-chun at Ever Harvest Art Gallery and Hsiao Chin at 3812 Gallery, two important links in the evolution of modern and contemporary art at the middle of the twentieth century; and a two-person show at Marc Straus featuring works by Ozioma Onuzulike and Anne Samat, who both invoke their cultural heritage, and also speak to the current-day global crisis of climate change.

Node returns to the fair halls as a special sector for large-scale and immersive works of art that go beyond what is possible in a typical art fair booth to play a placemaking role within the fair. This year, Node will be anchored by two large-scale sculptures in media related to artisanship and our material heritage. Tanabe Chikuunsai IV, presented by Yumekoubou, takes traditional Japanese basket weaving in a contemporary direction. Elsewhere in the fair, Julia Hung, presented by isart Gallery,
works with textile weaving techniques to capture the flow of time in space.

In a new program introduced this year, the fair invites a selection of Cultural Partners active in Taiwan to present their artistic programs. Whether spotlighting their world-leading corporate art collections or introducing transgressive interventions by emerging artists from the local art scene, the Cultural Partners program represents integral components of the art infrastructure. Exhibiting partners include UBS Art Studio, CTBC Foundation for Arts and Culture, Hong Foundation and Jut Art Museum.

Also debuting at the 2024 edition of the fair, Cafe Culture is a new lounge area within Taipei Dangdai featuring a large-scale map where visitors can learn more about the exhibitions on view at a wide selection of museums and other art institutions in Taipei and across Taiwan, such as Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taoyuan Museum of Fine Arts, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, and Winsing Arts Foundation. Cafe Culture will also feature a selection of art by local children offered for sale by Little Art, with proceeds going to charity.

For 2024, the Ideas Forum turns to Taipei’s unique heritage of collecting as the inspiration of its talks program, opening doors into the legendary collections of Taiwan. The overarching theme of “Collecting as Culture” will feature discussions on “Private Institutions in the Public Eye”, “Making Antiques Contemporary”, “Civics and Collections”, and “A New Approach from a New Generation”. This framework will be supplemented by a series of keynote talks by young collectors, curators and media
owners participating in the fair.

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Magnus Renfrew, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Taipei Dangdai Image courtesy of Taipei Dangdai

Magnus Renfrew, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Taipei Dangdai, commented, “We are hugely grateful for the support of our cultural partners across Taiwan and internationally, whether that be through outstanding gallery presentations, key cultural partnerships or through our curated talks program. Their support demonstrates a dedication to develop the local Taiwanese art market and to further deepen its engagement with the global art world.”

Taipei Platform will also return to the fair as a platform to collaborate with diverse independent cultural institutions and other partners, who invite visitors to participate in workshops, tours, and pop-up events. The program offers an expansive view of the local cultural ecosystem, and will this year partner with Artpartment, PAPERMATTER, PE Fine Art, Giloo, dmp projects and Fotobook DUMMIES Day.

“As we celebrate our continued support of Taipei Dangdai as Lead Partner, we are excited to welcome local, regional and international art audiences to the city. Underscoring our steadfast commitment to the advancement of art across the dynamic Asia region, we are thrilled to witness the exceptional lineup of galleries participating in this year’s edition. With a wealth of creativity and artistry to explore, we look forward to discovering emerging and established talents at the fair”, says Henry Su, Head Wealth Management Taiwan, UBS.

Highlights of the fair’s 2024 VIP Program include the opening of the 11th edition of Program X-site on the outdoor plaza of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, an annual open call for projects through various cutting-edge issues and cross-disciplinary proposals of temporary installations.

This year’s Program Xsite has been awarded to office one senses (OOS) who will present “Analogue Forest”, including an exclusive performance at the opening for audiences to connect with the forest installation through their own senses. Additionally, the 2024 VIP Program will include a live performance event at the Hong Foundation blending traditional instruments, ethnic music, and electronic sounds, to accompany a solo exhibition “Ghost in The Sea” by Taiwanese artist Musquiqui Chihying. The Hong Foundation’s event will be held at Taiwan Contemporary Culture (C-LAB).

Taipei Dangdai Art & Ideas opens on the 10th of May, 2024 until the 12th of May 2024 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center

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