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ART TAIPEI 2015 Returns with Strong Line-up of Galleries and Ambitious Programmes

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Thursday, 29th October
Thursday, 29th October
Public Opening
Friday, 30th October 3 – Monday, 2nd November
Opening Hours
11 am – 7 pm (Till 6 pm on Monday, 2nd November)
Taipei World Trade Center, Exhibition Hall One NO.5, Hsin-Yi Rd., Sec 5, Taipei City 11011, Taiwan

Taiwan, 14 August 2015 – Building on over two decades of continued success, ART TAIPEI 2015 will return for its 22nd edition, introducing a more ambitious programme and a larger fair. ART TAIPEI 2015, open to the public from 30 October to 2 November, will present an exceptional roster of 168 galleries from 20 regions. Presenting works by emerging and established artists alike, ART TAIPEI 2015 will highlight artists from Northeast and Southeast Asia. For the first time, ART TAIPEI will encompass the entirety of the Taipei World Trade Centre, transforming the 23,450 square meter area to an expansive site for the fair’s world class exhibitions. The 2015 edition will also introduce the Premiere section, showcasing both works created in the last three years and works that have never been shown in Taiwan.

Alongside the continued strong presence of galleries from Taiwan, the fair will be joined by 38 new exhibitors from across the other regions around the world,including Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mainland China, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, The United States and Vietnam.

The Galleries section showcases galleries that have been established for at least 3 years. This year’s Galleries section will feature 133 galleries presenting high quality artworks in various media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, prints, photography and video. Within this section, galleries from Taiwan will be joined by leading galleries with spaces in other regions to present a diverse presentation of works, which represent the highest quality and latest trends in the international art world.

The Frontier section is open to galleries presenting art in new genres and innovative multi-media formats, such as digital art, interactive art, sound art and installations. This year, Frontier will see presentations from 7 galleries, including 1335 Mabini (Manila), a.m. space (Hong Kong), Chini Gallery (Taiwan), Double Square Gallery (Taiwan), Galerie Grand Siècle (Taiwan), MingShan Art (Taiwan), and Silverlens (Manila, Singapore).

Future, formerly known as Young Artist Discovery, is designed to promote emerging artists under the age of 35 by galleries outside Taiwan. Each gallery will feature a solo exhibition by these artists and participating galleries this year include AIKE-DELLARCO (Shanghai), Equator Art Project (Magelang, Singapore), Gallery Irritum (Daegu), H Gallery (Jakarta), Richard Koh Fine Art (Kuala Lumpur), STANDING PINE(Nagoya), Vin Gallery (Ho Chi Ming) and Wei-Ling Gallery (Kuala Lumpur).

ART TAIPEI 2015 will see the launch of the Premiere section, which is open for galleries presenting new works that have been created in the last three years, or never before shown in Taiwan. Each gallery can show the work of up to three artists in their Premiere booths, and 24 galleries will participate in this section this year.

Public Art
ART TAIPEI will work with 5 artists from across the world to showcase large scale art pieces in the Public Art section. Further details will be announced shortly.

For the first time, the exhibition halls will be designed by local architects HOM Liou and Bruce Wang from WOOYO Architectural Firm. HOM Liou, who previously worked for I.M.Pei at internationally renowned Pei Partnership Architects, will be in charge of the layout of the exhibition halls to ensure utmost experience for the guests throughout the fair including creating rest area, spacious corridors between booths as well as designing three main entrances and using the works from the Public Art section to differentiate the space. For the new visual identity of the fair, ART TAIPEI selected the work by Li Meng-Chieh from Idealform, who submitted an innovative design using a black background and four bold colours, which echo with the four main sections of the fair.