Taipei Dangdai 2023 Demonstrates the Vibrancy and Depth of the Taiwanese Art Market

TAIPEI (15 May 2023) – Returning to full scale for the first time in three years, Taipei Dangdai Art & Ideas has closed its fourth edition with ambitious presentations from 90 international galleries, robust sales, dynamic public programs as well as the launch of Young Patron Assembly in Taipei. The fair welcomed local and international visitors to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from 12-14 May 2023, with VIP Preview and Vernissage on 11 May 2023, transforming the city into an exciting meeting point for the dialogue and exchange of art and ideas.

Presented by UBS and organised by The Art Assembly, the fourth edition of Taipei Dangdai closed on 14 May 2023. Throughout the week, there was a resoundingly optimistic and positive atmosphere from the galleries, collectors and visitors to the fair, who came together to celebrate the city’s rich and vibrant art scene. The fair welcomed 34,145 visitors, including leading art museums and institutions as well as local and international collectors.

Closing to critical acclaim, Taipei Dangdai once again affirms its position as a leading regional art fair, and an important nexus for local and international contemporary art in East Asia. Collectors from around the globe gathered at the fair for ambitious presentations by both established and emerging artists in the Galleries sector, a significant platform for galleries from Taiwan, Asia and around the world, Engage, a new sector for solo or duo presentations, and Edge, where collectors could discover the work of young and emerging artists.

Robin Peckham, Taipei Dangdai Co-Director, said, “This year’s fair felt like a family reunion with the art world gathering in Taipei, including those who were not able to travel in recent years. There has been significant work achieved in establishing deeper roots for the fair within the Taiwanese community over the past few years, which is beginning to demonstrate how we can bring people together to generate moments of connection and exchange. We hope that everyone who came this year will take a piece of Taiwan home with them and begin to seed better visibility for Taiwanese artists in the years to come.”

Magnus Renfrew, Taipei Dangdai Co-Founder and Co-Director, commented, “We have received such excellent feedback from the local community about the impressive quality of the presentations this year. The solid results demonstrate the strength and potential of the art market in Taiwan. We now have strong momentum and solid foundations on which to build for next year.”

The fifth edition of Taipei Dangdai returns to Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center from 10 – 12 May 2024 (Preview & Vernissage, 9 May).