In January 2020, Taipei Dangdai transformed the city with a week of Art and Ideas. The fair closed its second edition to great critical acclaim, welcoming over 40,000 visitors to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center. Presented by UBS, the fair convened 99 leading galleries, a curated Ideas Forum of 15 panels and events, and a series of large-scale Installations including Michael Lin’s digital commission for the facade of Taipei 101.
There is no replacement for coming together here in Taipei, but Taipei Dangdai is working to bring our galleries and guests together online throughout the year over both Art and Ideas. We are starting with a week of Taipei Connections, a new digital platform developed in collaboration with Ocula, for which galleries who participated in the 2020 fair from Taipei, Asia, and beyond have prepared a selection of highlights from their program to share specially with our guests in Taipei.
Taipei Connections is intended as the first step in an ongoing effort to engage our galleries and guests through digital platforms, and will be augmented by content from our Ideas Forum as well as the Decoding Art series.
Taipei Connections live-streaming program included a mini-series of online events, including a Q&A with the fair co-directors, a virtual studio visit with artist Wu Chi-Tsung, exhibition walkthroughs of Erwin Wurm’s show at TFAM and Sean Wang at Project Fulfill Art Space, and more.
Thursday 30 April, 5pm | Opening Talk | Taipei Connections: Welcome and Walkthrough with Fair Directors
Fair Co-Director | Robin Peckham (EN/CN)
Fair Co-Founder & Co-Director | Magnus Renfrew (EN)
Saturday 2 May, 2pm | Gallery Walkthrough | Hong Kong Exhibition Tours
Experience live tours of exhibitions presenting a cross-section of Hong Kong’s active and diverse gallery scene.
Alisan Fine Arts | Daphne King Yao (Alisan Fine Arts), Shuang Hibberd (Alisan Fine Arts) (EN/CN)
Over the Influence | Julliana Choi (Over the Influence) (EN)
White Cube | Yuyun Chiang (White Cube) (CN)
Saturday 2 May, 5.30pm | Exhibition Walkthrough | Walkthrough of Erwin Wurm “One Minute in Taipei” at Taipei Fine Arts Museum
An exclusive walkthrough of Erwin Wurm’s current exhibition in Taipei – exploring the relationship between sculpture, performance, and every day contemporary culture. *One Minute Sculptures Demonstration (17.40-pm – 18.10pm)
Lehmann Maupin | Erwin Wurm (EN), Shasha Tittmann (Lehmann Maupin) (EN/CN), Jerome Sans (Curator) (EN)
Sunday 3 May, 4pm | Moderated Talk | On Pathos
Join a group of artists and curators speaking on pathos in painting through the work of Anselm Kiefer, Zhao Gang, Lu Song, and Tang Jo-Hung.
Each Modern | Zhao Gang | Yaji Huang (Each Modern), Sean Gaffney (Each Modern) (EN/CN)
Mind Set Art Center | Tang Jo-Hung | Tang Jo-Hung, Jake Chen (Mind Set Art Center) (EN/CN)
Massimo De Carlo | Lu Song | Lu Song, Karen Smith (Curator), Claudia Albertini (Massimo De Carlo) (EN/CN)
BASTIAN | Anselm Kiefer | Chris Craig (BASTIAN) (EN)
Monday 4 May, 8pm | Studio Tour | Insider – Wu Chi-Tsung Studio Visit
Up close visit the studio with artist Wu Chi-Tsung: Get to know how he creates here, and his internationally-minded prospects of the studio.
Galerie du Monde and Sean Kelly | Wu Chi-Tsung (EN)
Tuesday 5 May, 2pm | Moderated Talk | On Humor
Hear from and about a group of artists who use humor and pleasure in their work, including Xu Qu, Jian Yi-Hong, Chen Wei, Kong Chun Hei and Adel Abdessemed.
Each Modern | Xu Qu | Sean Gaffney (Each Modern) (EN)
Michael Ku Gallery | Jian Yi-Hong | Jian Yi-Hong, Michael Ku (Michael Ku Gallery) (CN)
Ota Fine Arts | Chen Wei | Chen Wei (CN)
TKG+ | Kong Chun Hei | Shelly Wu (TKG+) (CN)
Art Front Gallery | Adel Abdessemed | JungHee Hong (Art Front Gallery) (EN)
Tuesday 5 May, 5pm | Moderated Talk | Fairs and Galleries Today
Join gallery directors and fair directors in thinking through how fairs and galleries are working together online and offline in the current climate.
Lévy Gorvy | Danqing Li (Lévy Gorvy), Serena Chien (Lévy Gorvy) (EN/CN)
Hauser & Wirth | Lihsin Tsai (Hauser & Wirth) (EN/CN)
Wednesday 6 May, 2pm| Moderated Talk | On Color
Be immersed in color and sensibility with a visit to the studio of Etsu Egami, Mao Yo Wen and Hu Weiyi, along with Günther Förg and Bosco Sodi’s solo exhibition.
Whitestone Gallery | Etsu Egami | Etsu Egami (EN/CN)
182ARTSPACE | Mao Yo Wen | Mao Yo Wen (CN)
HdM Gallery | Hu Weiyi | Hu Weiyi (CN)
Edouard Malingue | Günther Förg | Lorraine Kiang Malingue (Edouard Malingue) (EN/CN)
Axel Vervoordt Gallery | Bosco Sodi | HG Masters (ArtAsiaPacific), Mariko Kawashima (Axel Vervoordt Gallery) (EN)
Wednesday 6 May, 4pm | Exhibition Walkthrough | Global Gallery Tour
Visit galleries in Beijing, Kyoto and Vienna for a view into how galleries are handling programming this spring.
GALLERIA CONTINUA | Shi Jinle (GALLERIA CONTINUA) (CN)
Sokyo Gallery | Atsumi Fujita (Sokyo Gallery) (EN)
Galerie Krinzinger | Michael Rienzner (Galerie Krinzinger) (EN)
Thursday 7 May, 5pm | Moderated Talk | Collecting Art in Challenging Times
A panel discussion between three collectors based in Europe and Asia and the owner of Sabrina Amrani Gallery, to discuss the challenges, approaches and solutions collectors follow during difficult times.
Sabrina Amrani | Alain Servais (collector), Benedicta Badia (collector), Cindy Chua-Tay (collector), Sabrina Amrani (Sabrina Amrani) (EN)
Thursday 7 May, 9pm | Moderated Talk | Join Scholars’ Talk on Ai Weiwei
Dr. Christina Yu Yu, Chair of Asian Art at the MFA Boston and Dr. John Tancock, the author of several books on Ai Weiwei, will discuss the artist’s work with regard to the refugee crisis, his focus on human rights, and how the current pandemic makes his mission even more relevant.
Chambers Fine Art | Dr. Christina Yu Yu (MFA Boston), Dr. John Tancock (Author) (EN)
Friday 8 May, 4pm | Exhibition and Studio Walkthrough| Heritage-Island, Continued
Understand four artists who push forward references to art history in different ways.
Asia Art Center | Chuang Che | Emily Su (Asia Art Center) (EN/CN)
Liang Gallery | Lee Chung-Chung | Lee Chung-Chung, Claudia Chen (Liang Gallery) (CN)
A2Z Art Gallery | Bao Vuong | Bao Vuong, Anthony Phuong (A2Z Art Gallery) (EN)
Tina Keng Gallery | Chen Chun-Hao | Chen Chun-Hao (CN)