Taipei Dangdai 2022 has closed to strong sales and critical acclaim, welcoming over 20,000 visitors to the Taipei World Trade Center. Presented by UBS, the fair convened 62 leading galleries from around the world, maintaining its position as the leading arts and culture event in Taipei, and as one of the most significant contemporary art fairs in Asia. Taipei Dangdai was held from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 May 2022.
TAIPEI (23 May 2022) – The third edition of Taipei Dangdai, the international art fair led by Co-Directors Robin Peckham and Magnus Renfrew, closed on Sunday 22 May. Held across three public days and a VIP Preview day at the Taipei World Trade Center, Taipei Dangdai 2022 brought together leading galleries from Taiwan, Asia, and beyond, along with an accessible Ideas Forum roundly appreciated by new collectors seeking to engage with contemporary art. With Taiwan’s borders still closed to most international travellers and social distancing measures in place, the fair closed to 22,783 visitors on Sunday night. “We are extremely grateful to the many international galleries who spent time in quarantine to reach the fair or entrusted our local team with staffing their booths remotely, and would like to celebrate all of the experienced and resilient Taiwanese gallery directors managing homegrown and international galleries alike. Their knowledge and passion are reflected in the massive influx of demand from new collectors to the art market this year, especially for emerging art. We continue to be deeply impressed with the wide range of material that has been finding a home with Taiwanese collectors this week,” said Co-Director Robin Peckham. “Back in Taiwan for the first time in two years, I am inspired to see firsthand how this market continues to grow, from the new galleries who have brought impressive presentations to all of our returning exhibitors, sponsors, partners, speakers, collectors, advisory group members, and the art-loving public,” said Co-Founder and Co-Director Magnus Renfrew. Dennis Chen, Head, UBS Taiwan, says, “It was great to be back at Taipei Dangdai, surrounded by great art, connecting with fellow collectors and feeling inspired. The fair truly cemented its role in the Asian art market.”