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Spotlight on Art Taipei 2013

  • Boar (staying) by Carl Emanuel Wolff
    Carl Emanuel Wolff, Boar (staying), sculpture, Schuebbe Projects, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • No. 1320 by Juju Sun
    Juju Sun, No. 1320, 2013, acrylic on canvas, Pearl Lam Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Porcelain Cube by Ai Weiwei
    Ai Weiwei, Porcelain Cube, 2009, porcelain, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland/ Bejing, China
  • Big Road by Li Dafang
    Li Dafang, Big Road, 2013, oil on canvas, oil on wood, Galerie Urs Meile, Lucerne, Switzerland, / Bejing, China
  • Pearl's Truisms and Survival by Jenny Holzer
    Jenny Holzer, Pearl's Truisms & Survival, 2013, horizontal LED sign, LED with RGB diodes, Pearl Lam Gallery, Shanghai, China
  • Invisible Mark I by Him Lo
    Him Lo, Invisible Mark I, 2012, performance video, edition of six, Identity Art Gallery, Hong Kong, China

Art Taipei 2013, formerly known as Taipei Art Fair International, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this fall. The Asian art market is growing rapidly, and is gaining significant relevance on a global scale; thus, it is fitting that Art Taipei’s main focus is on Asian Art. With record sales in 2012, the confidence in the strength of Taiwan’s art market is high.

Among galleries from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia, the longest-running international art fair in Asia also features participants from Europe, North America, and the Middle East, representing a total of 15 different countries. The fair runs from November 8 through the 11, and is located in the exhibition hall of the Taipei World Trade Center.

Art Taipei is considered one of the most important platforms for Asian Art, and is also a significant center for the art trade. Hence, the fair attracts an ever-growing multicultural crowd of influential members of the art world. In 2012, the fair hosted some 40,000 visitors and 150 participating galleries. This year, Asia-based Pearl Lam Gallery, Gana Art, and Galerie Nichido will be among the exhibitors, as well as Lehmann Maupin, which has locations in the United States and Asia.

Art Taipei will present an interesting mix of young, emerging talents, including Yan Xing (Chinese, b.1986) and Julia Steiner (Swiss, b.1982), as well as established, international artists, such as Ai Weiwei (Chinese, b.1957) and Jenny Holzer (American, b.1950).

Due to its geographic location, Art Taipei serves as a hub to connect North- and Southeast Asia, creating a fertile ground to showcase the varied and vibrant Asian art scene.

In addition to the usual program, the academic and business elite from Taiwan and abroad will speak at the Art Taipei Forum. The main focus of the international art conference this year is on art economy. The two central forums include Urban Art Economy and The Value of Arts for Business and Institutes. This year’s program also includes art lectures, art performances, and much more.

With this year’s annual theme, After 20, 20 After, Art Taipei continues to be a strong presence in the international art world.

Art Taipei
November 8–11, 2013
Taipei World Trade Center, Exhibition Hall 1
NO.5, Hsin-Yi Road, Sec 5, Taipei City, Taiwan

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