With an emphasis on galleries and artists from Asia, and leading galleries from elsewhere who have shown a continued commitment to showcasing their program in Asia, TAIPEI DANGDAI will provide exhibitors with the opportunity both to broaden their collector-base and to re-establish contact with clients from across Asia for the year ahead. 

Why Taipei?

Taipei is a dynamic city with one of the longest-established gallery scenes in Asia.

The city has a rich cultural ecology with world class museums, a vibrant artist community and an internationally recognized biennial.

Taipei has a strong presence of commercial galleries (as does Taiwan more widely). The Taiwan Galleries Association has over 120 members (of an estimated 150 galleries currently in existence in Taiwan) demonstrating that there is a stable market to sustain their activities.

Taiwan has one of the most established collector-bases in Asia. Taiwan has a long tradition of collecting and some of the most active and engaged collectors in the world. ArtAsiaPacific Magazine cited Taiwanese collectors as ‘amongst the most progressive in the region.’

Taiwan is one of the leading source markets for consignments for Asia-based auctions of the major international auction houses. As a consequence, many of the senior specialists in key auction houses in Asia herald from Taiwan. In addition, international auction houses frequently preview outstanding highlights of major Impressionist, Modern & Contemporary sales in Taipei.

Taiwan has a high concentration of wealth with 4,550 Multi-Millionaires (USD10m+), 1,951 Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (USD30m+), 254 Centa Millionaires (USD100m+) and 28 Billionaires (Source: Knight Frank World Wealth Report).

Sectors

Applications are now open. Please find Sector descriptions below. To discuss participation with one of our team please contact us by email: info@taipeidangdai.com 

Galleries

The Galleries Sector will present leading galleries from Taiwan, Asia and the rest of the world selected on the basis of the curatorial consistency of their exhibition program and the calibre of the artists that they represent.

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Young Galleries Program

Open to galleries that have been operating for less than 8 years at the time of the fair (founded on or after 1st January 2011) up to 8 partially-subsidized spaces are open to the next generation of galleries who will be selected on the basis of the quality and consistency of their overall programming. This sector is intended as a stepping stone for younger galleries of promise to showcase the full breadth of their program without the strict limitations that are sometimes imposed on them to showcase young artists or single artist presentations. Young Galleries will be included within the Galleries Sector on the floorplan and will be differentiated by stand-signage alone.

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Solos

The Solos Sector will showcase single artist presentations by both young and established artists, and historical artists from 20th Century. The sector is open to applications from all galleries including those participating in the Galleries sector and Young Galleries Program.  

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Salon

To help to reduce the intimidation factor TAIPEI DANGDAI will include a selling exhibition of works priced under USD 8,000 from galleries participating in other sectors. These can be unique works and works on paper, but also editioned works such as prints or photographs. Each gallery will be entitled to exhibit a single work which will be displayed in Salon style, in a dedicated area of the art fair. The space is provided free of charge to galleries and is designed to help to build audiences, to encourage new collectors to engage, and to demonstrate that quality can be found at every price-point.

Media

The Media Sector will showcase leading print and digital media relating to art, culture, design and innovation. Applications will open in June 2018. For enquiries please contact: info@taipeidangdai.com

Ideas

In addition to a global exhibitor line-up, TAIPEI DANGDAI aims to re-assert the connection between art and the world through posing questions about the past, present and future of both art and the broader world to which creativity and expression relate. In our Ideas Program thought leaders from various fields from archaeology, art history, contemporary culture, urban planning, environmentalism, finance, science and technology will discuss the context for where we are now, and present their thoughts on possible future directions. Further details of the program will be shared in late 2018.

Dates & Venue

Taipei Dangdai will take place in January 18-20, 2019.

Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center is a leading exhibition and events venue in Taipei. Easily accessible by road, rail and MRT, and in close proximity to the Neihu Gallery District, Nangang provides state of the art facilities. The venue is ideally suited for an international art fair with 27 meter high ceilings, halls free from columns and with a polished concrete floor.

The VIP Preview and Vernissage will take place on afternoon and evening of Thursday 17 January 2019, followed by 3 public days from Friday through Sunday.  

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