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Art Taipei 2017 - Highlights

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Art Taipei 2017 - Highlights
Image courtesy of Art Taipei

 

This year's Art Taipei gathers together both international and local art galleries to facilitate cultural exchange amongst art professionals, artists, and art enthusiasts. Alongside the Ministry of Culture, Art Taipei also supports emerging young artists through its "Taiwan Young Artists-Connection with the World" competition. The fair also includes guided tours by the artists themselves at selected booths, art lectures from notable art critics and curators in the industry, and art salon which brings the visitors and speakers such as curators, artists and art critics closer.   

Here is an overview of some highlights and artworks at this year's Art Taipei:

 

Art Salon
Image courtesy of Art Taipei

Loftyart Gallery

Located in Taipei, Loftyart Gallery is a multifaceted gallery that focuses on Chinese contemporary art. In addition to representing outstanding artists from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, Loftyart conducts public exhibitions, curatorial platforms, and academic seminars in promoting the cross-strait cultural exchange between China and Taiwan.

"Tiger" (2009), by Xue Song, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Loftyart Gallery
Image courtesy of Loftyart Gallery

Paintings by Liu Kuo-sung, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Loftyart Gallery
Image courtesy of Loftyart Gallery


"1412-5" (2015) by Wei Xiong, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Loftyart Gallery

Artrue Gallery

Located across from Daan Park, the Central Park of Taipei, Artrue Gallery holds regular exhibition, events, and seminars, as well as assist their clients to build solid art collections.  

"Callis Lilies" (2017) by Makoto Fujimura, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Artrue Gallery

"Untitled" (1990) by Makoto Fujimura, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Artrue Gallery


Mingshan Art

For more than 20 years, Mingshan Art has been devoted to supporting Contemporary Chinese artists working with varying media and styles such as oils, inks, prints and sculptures. The gallery operates in two locations in Taipei and Hsinchu. 

"Baltic Blue" (2017) by Leigh Wen, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Mingshan Art

"Baltic Blue" (2017) by Leigh Wen (Detail)

"Deep Sea" (2017) by Leigh Wen, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Mingshan Art

"The Trio" (2016) by Leigh Wen, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Mingshan Art

"Waterfall" (2016) by Hiroshi Senju, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Mingshan Art

"The End of the Dream" (1990) by Hiroshi Senju, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Mingshan Art

Moon Gallery

Founded in 2000, Moon Gallery aims to support local artists as well as Chinese artists abroad. 

"Lily" (2003) by Ming Chang Huang, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Moon Gallery

"Lily" (2003) by Ming Chang Huang (Detail)

"Bottle of Flowers" (1999) by Ming Chang Huang, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Moon Gallery

"Bottle of Flowers" (1999) by Ming Chang Huang (Detail)

"Horse" (2017) by Zhao Xi Liang, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Moon Gallery

Kobayashi Gallery

Located in Tokyo, Japan, Kobayashi Gallery is devoted to buying and selling Japanese and international fine art as well as exhibition planning.

Works by Izumi Akiyama, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Kobayashi Gallery

Galerie Bhak

Located in Seoul, Korea, Galerie Bhak is one of the leading galleries that specializes in contemporary Korean and international art including painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media and installations.

"Face # 195" (2012) by Han Young Wook, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Galerie Bhak

"Face # 202" (2012) by Han Young Wook, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Galerie Bhak

"Face # 277"  (2017) by Han Young Wook, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Galerie Bhak

Paintings by Bup Kwan, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Galerie Bhak

"At this Moment"  (2017) by Purume Hong, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Galerie Bhak

Capital Art Center

For 28 years, Capital Art Center has provided a most valuable communication platform for the artists and the collectors.

"Tide Poetry"  (2017) by Jessica Pi-Hua Hsu, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Capital Art Center

"Luminous Way" (2017) by Jessica Pi-Hua Hsu, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Capital Art Center

Wellington Gallery

Located near Taipei 101, Wellington Gallery seeks potential and up-and-coming artists around the world. The gallery offers a modern exhibition space for artists that work in different media and styles, such as original oil painting, mixed media, and limited edition prints.

Mixed media by Sagong Woo and sculpture by Chuang Teng Shiang, seen at the Art Taipei booth of  Wellington Gallery, Image courtesy of Wellington Gallery

Ke-Yuan Gallery

Since 1999, Ke-Yuan Gallery has been supporting more than 90 local Taiwanese contemporary young artists. Ke-Yuan has established well as the heart of local art, and lives with the motto of “serving as the stage for young artist, a new treasure-land for senior collectors”

"The Vanishing Portraits, Huei-Huang Huang Western-style Building, Kinmen"  (2016) by Yunyi Liu, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Ke-Yuan Gallery

Whitestone Gallery

Founded in Tokyo in 1967, Whitestone Gallery has been a pioneer in Japanese art scene. In recent years, the gallery has extended its reach to countries such as Hong Kong and Taiwan, focusing on art from East Asia.

"Time Immemorial - The Spring"  (2016) by Yang Yongliang, seen at the Art Taipei booth of Whitestone Gallery, Image courtesy of the artist

Besides going from booth to booth looking at artworks, visitors can also browse through art magazines and subscribe to the magazines of their choice at the Media Booth. Most magazines available are in Chinese.

Right across from Loftyart Gallery booth, there's the Art Book Gallery which sells art books from Taiwan's most popular Eslite Bookstore.

Visitors are drawn to the performance art offered by Taiwanese luxury fashion house Shiatzy Chen. 

Image courtesy of Art Taipei

Organized by Taiwan Art Gallery Association since 1992, Art Taipei is one of the most important art fairs in the global art world, as well as the longest-standing art fair in Asia. Art Taipei 2017 wraps up on 23 October 2017. 

 

The Artling is proud to be a Media Partner to Art Taipei 2017.


Any views or opinions in the post are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the company or contributors.


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