Art Fair: Taipei Dangdai 2019

Haegue Yang, Sol LeWitt Upside Down onto Wall – Cubic-Modular Wall Structure, Black, Expanded 11 Times, 2018, Aluminum venetian blinds, powder-coated aluminum hanging structure, steel wire rope, LED tubes, cable, 305 x 304 x 104 cm. Image: Courtesy of Kukje Gallery, Seoul.

Taipei Dangdai is a new international art fair commencing 18tth January 2019. 

A joint venture between Single Market Events (Tim Etchell), ARTHQ / EVENTS Limited, Ramsay Fairs Limited and Angus Montgomery Limited, the Fair’s rationale is to celebrate the city’s unique and dynamic arts scene, while highlighting global creativity and the increasing importance of the wider art market in Asia.

Fair Director, Magnus Renfrew believes now is the right time to launch an international art fair in Taipei: “Galleries are increasingly taking Asia seriously, and are looking for more than one opportunity to engage with the region’s collectors each year. For a long time, galleries that show at Art Basel have also cited Taiwanese collectors as being the most instrumental in determining the success of their participation”. 

Renfrew’s vision reflects the tenor of the word “Dangdai”, meaning ‘now’ or ‘of the present moment’:  “I hope that the fair will, appropriately, be something of a ‘moment’ for Taipei — creating an opportunity to showcase its strengths to a much wider audience, while also providing collectors, buyers and local audiences with an opportunity to engage with leading galleries from Asia and around the world on their doorstep, and on their terms. There hasn’t really been a fair of this quality before, with such a strong exhibitor line-up.”

Presented by UBS, 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.