10 Booths To Visit At Taipei Dangdai
The gallery that rose to fame in the 1990s as the home of the Young British Artists—including Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin—now has a far more international outlook, which is reflected in the wide range of artists it represents.
At Taipei Dangdai, White Cube is exhibiting 25 works by a mix of acclaimed artists from around the world, including Georg Baselitz, Theaster Gates, Antony Gormley, Mona Hatoum, Anselm Kiefer and more.
David Zwirner, which signalled its commitment to Asia by opening a gallery in Hong Kong last year, is showcasing works by a wide variety of artists, ranging from 80-year-old minimalist sculptor Richard Serra to 32-year-old abstract painter Oscar Murillo.
3/10Hauser & Wirth
German painter, graphic designer, sculptor and photographer Günther Förg is the subject of a solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth’s booth. This exhibition features more than 30 works sourced directly from Förg’s estate, which together give an insight into how Förg’s work developed from monochromatic paintings in the 1970s to aluminium sculptures and photography in the 1980s to his grid paintings in the 1990s.
Many of the works on show have never before been exhibited in Asia.
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New works by big-name artists Marina Abramovic, Anish Kapoor and Julian Opie are sure to be some of the highlights at Lisson Gallery’s booth, which will also showcase works by Christopher Le Brun, Richard Long and Ai Weiwei, among others.
Artist Jason Martin will be at Taipei Dangdai present a new body of work that blurs the boundaries between painting and sculpture. While in Taiwan, Martin will also participate in a talk with the JUT Museum on January 17 and will share a stage with Peini Beatrice Hsieh, President of the AICA-UNESCO Taiwan and former director of the Kaohsiung Art Museum, at the CTBC Fun Lab on 18 January.
Hong Kong-based gallery Puerta Roja, the only gallery in the Asia-Pacific region to specialise in Spanish and Latin American art, is hosting a solo exhibition of Franco-Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez, one of the pioneers of the op art movement.
As the works on show—three large-scale and previously unseen paintings—have never been seen before, the booth is sure to be a magnet for both critics and collectors.
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6/10Simon Lee Gallery
American conceptual artist Mel Bochner is most famous for his text-based paintings that encourage viewers to think about the many ways in which we use and abuse language. At Taipei Dangdai, Simon Lee Gallery is showcasing new works from Bochner’s famous “Ha Ha Ha” series.
With their mix of text and bold, vibrant colours, the paintings are likely to be catnip for any Instagram influencers visiting the fair.
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Seoul-based Kukje is hosting the first solo exhibition of work by South Korean artist Haegue Yang ever to be hosted in Taiwan in its booth at Taipei Dangdai.
Yang is only in her late 40s but is already an international star, having taken part in biennials and exhibitions around the world. In 2018, ArtReview magazine named her 73rd most powerful person in the art world.
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8/10Alisan Fine Arts
Eight contemporary artists are in the spotlight at Alisan Fine Arts’ booth at Taipei Dangdai. Among them are emerging female ink artists Cherie Cheuk Ka-wai and Wang Mengsha, as well as Chinese-American artist Walasse Ting, whose work has been collected by London’s Tate and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
New and historic works by leading artists such as Kader Attia, Do Ho Suh, Tony Oursler, Lee Bul, Alex Prager and Erwin Wurm are being showcased by Lehmann Maupin at Taipei Dangdai.
Highlights include new sculptures by French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, whose art explores the lingering trauma of colonialism around the world, and new multi-media works by South Korean artist Lee Bul.
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American artist James Turrell has built his immersive light installations at unusual sites around the world, ranging from an abandoned sanitorium in the Swiss Alps to a traditional house in rural Japan to an artificial crater in the Netherlands. At Taipei Dangdai, Pace is presenting one of Turrell’s famous light installations in its booth alongside works by Jean Dubuffet, Qiu Xiaofei and a large bronze sculpture by Yoshitomo Nara.
Taipei Dangdai is taking place from January 18 to 20 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center No. 1, Jingmao 2nd Road, Nangang District, Taipei 115. For more information, visit taipeidangdai.com