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Arts 10 Booths To Visit At Taipei Dangdai

10 Booths To Visit At Taipei Dangdai

10 Booths To Visit At Taipei Dangdai
By Oliver Giles
January 08, 2019
The year is kicking off with a bang for the art world as the first edition of Taipei Dangdai, a new art fair founded by Hong Kong-based Magnus Renfrew, is taking place at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from January 18 to 20. Before the fair opens, we introduce 10 booths you should make a beeline for

1/10 White Cube

Antony Gormley, Butt (2010). (© Antony Gormley. Photo ©  Stephen White. Courtesy of White Cube)
Antony Gormley, Butt (2010). (© Antony Gormley. Photo © Stephen White. Courtesy of White Cube)

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.

See also: Artist Mona Hatoum: "The World Feels Increasingly Unstable"

2/10 David Zwirner

Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square: Slate and Sky (1961). (Courtesy of David Zwirner)
Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square: Slate and Sky (1961). (Courtesy of David Zwirner)

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.

See also: Wolfgang Tillmans And David Zwirner Land In Hong Kong

3/10 Hauser & Wirth

Günther Förg, Untitled (2007). (© Estate Günther Förg, Suisse / VG Bild. Kunst, Bonn 2019. Photo: Bernhard Strauss)
Günther Förg, Untitled (2007). (© Estate Günther Förg, Suisse / VG Bild. Kunst, Bonn 2019. Photo: Bernhard Strauss)

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.

See also: 10 Moments That Made Art History In 2018

4/10 Lisson Gallery

Julian Opie, Daisy print (2018). (© Julian Opie. Courtesy Lisson Gallery)
Julian Opie, Daisy print (2018). (© Julian Opie. Courtesy Lisson Gallery)

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.

5/10 Puerta Roja

Carlos Cruz-Diez, Physichromie 2574 (2013). (Courtesy of the artist and Puerta Roja)
Carlos Cruz-Diez, Physichromie 2574 (2013). (Courtesy of the artist and Puerta Roja)

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.

See also: Art Insider: Adriana Alvarez-Nichol

6/10 Simon Lee Gallery

Mel Bochner, Ha Ha Ha (2018). (Courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery)
Mel Bochner, Ha Ha Ha (2018). (Courtesy of the artist and Simon 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.

See also: Art Insider: Katherine Schaefer

7/10 Kukje

One of Haegue Yang’s large installations hanging in the atrium of Galeries Lafayette in Paris in 2016. (Courtesy of Galeries Lafayette)
One of Haegue Yang’s large installations hanging in the atrium of Galeries Lafayette in Paris in 2016. (Courtesy of Galeries Lafayette)

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.

See also: Dee Poon: 5 Female Artists To Watch

8/10 Alisan Fine Arts

Walasse Ting, Girl with a Garland (c. 1990s). (Courtesy of Alisan Fine Arts)
Walasse Ting, Girl with a Garland (c. 1990s). (Courtesy of Alisan 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.

 

9/10 Lehmann Maupin

Lee Bul, Untitled (Mekamelencolia – Velvet #6 DDRG10NB) (2018). (Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin)
Lee Bul, Untitled (Mekamelencolia – Velvet #6 DDRG10NB) (2018). (Courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin)

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.

See also: 10 Global Art Exhibitions To See In 2019

10/10 Pace Gallery

Qiu Xiaofei, Roundabouts (2018). (Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery)
Qiu Xiaofei, Roundabouts (2018). (Courtesy of the artist and Pace Gallery)

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

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