Taipei Dangdai Editorial Platform
Taipei Dangdai is not only about art, but also about people, institutions, and the roles that support the contemporary art system in Taiwan.
Art fairs gather people who are curious about art. How much information about the art industry can be transmitted through an art fair? How can Taipei Dangdai communicate with its audience? Taipei Dangdai is not only about art, but also about people, institutions, and the roles that support the contemporary art system in Taiwan. Taipei Dangdai intends to encourage readers from different backgrounds to be curious, and to read from perspectives. We believe that having a wider audience will help the art scene grow. As we know, art fairs are strongly connected with the market, but from another perspective, how the fairs use their resources and influence to create, to connect, to contribute to society, and to extend the definition of art fairs, can also be considered art. As a medium, Taipei Dangdai 2020 created the Editorial Platform to support non-profit art space and change the space of the art fair through interdisciplinary art projects and creative activities.
For readers in Taiwan and abroad, our editorial board focuses on art in Taiwan, especially subjects worth rediscover, such as private museums, alternative spaces, local galleries, artists, collectors, photography, installation, new media, experimental contemporary arts with Asian elements and the historical meaning of the artistic connection between Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Japan and Korea. Taipei Dangdai not only exhibits the best contemporary artworks from around the world, but also showcases the characteristics of Taipei to the world through introducing the industry, people and historical contexts of Taiwanese contemporary art.
Our editorial board is composed of a younger generation of art critics, editors, curators of nonprofit art spaces and museums, independent publishers and researchers of visual and sound art in Taiwan, including Isabelle Kuo, Shih-yu Hsu, Fang Yen-Hsiang, YC Chen, Ying-Hsuan Tai, Bo-Yi Shen, Hsin Feng and Laura Wang. The articles are translated by Taiwanese artist Ting-Ting Cheng and translator Shih-Yang Ma.
This publishing initiative connects the communities, resources and networks of Taipei Dangdai, hoping to start a virtuous cycle, expanding influence, participants and audience. It echoes the ideas portion of Taipei Dangdai Art & Ideas, breaking down geographical boundaries while creating discussions between generations.
Image courtesy: Taipei Contemporary Art Center.