Ninety galleries from around the world are showing their art in Taipei. It’s part of a new exhibition under way at the Nangang Exhibition Center.
Artists, collectors, and art enthusiasts convene under one roof for the opening of Taipei Dangdai on Thursday. It’s the first art exhibition in Taiwan to attract top-tier art galleries from around the world.
Visitors can see well-known pieces across a variety of disciplines. They include photography by the likes of Hiroshi Sugimoto and Bella Becher, paintings by Jean Dubufet and Georg Baselitz, performance art by Marina Abramovic and Hsieh Teh-ching, and calligraphy by Xu Bing, among others.
The mastermind behind the exhibition is Magnus Renfrew, who has served as the chief curator for a number of exhibits, most recently, Art Basel in Switzerland. Renfew said at the opening ceremony that he hopes the exhibit can help bring more events to the Taipei art scene.
[01:24] “Their commitment is a demonstration of their belief in the possibilities for the art market in Taipei. And we hope this can be the first step, just the first step, in a longer journey to really trying to build global awareness of the great events that are happening in the city.”
Taipei Dangdai will run through Sunday, January 20.