The most important platform for Chinese arts.
Art Taipei, whose former name is Taipei Art Fair International, is the most long-standing art fair in Asia . Since 1992, on the demanding from both galleries and collectors, Art Taipei has been organized by Art Gallery Association for 17 years.
The attraction of Art Taipei is Chinese arts. Art Taipei is the most experienced and professional art fair trading Chinese arts. This is depends on the great knowledge and relationship of Taiwan galleries. By 1995, Art Taipei innovated and became an international art event. Besides galleries form Korea , Japan and Southeast Asia, there were also some participants form Europe and North America . After 2000, with the open policy between Taiwan and China , galleries form China and Hong Kong have increased and Art Taipei now is truly the most important platform for Chinese arts.
A professional art fair in presenting Asian art creation.
Art Taipei is also well known because of our foresight. From 2004, “Artist of the Year “ and “Taiwan Young Artists Special Exhibitions” projects not only bring great art into Taiwan but also push Taiwan emerging artists into international stage. In Art Taipei 2006, two new sectors “Asia Live” and “Ela-Aisa” focus more on contemporary and electronic arts.
Through these pioneering projects, we guarantee Art Taipei a professional art fair in presenting Asian art creation as well as the best venue for trading Asian arts.
The best collectors in Chinese community.
Taiwan art market has been mature sine 1980' s. Taiwan collectors have been brought up from this established environment, and now they are the best collectors in Chinese community. To serve these collectors is our first mission. It is also the power to make Art Taipei improved and transformed into a contemporary art fair.
The Astonishing Transactions of US$24 Million in 5 Days !
Art Taipei 2008 held from August 29 th to September 2 nd closed on a very high note. The number of participated exhibitors was 111 and 48 international exhibitors amongst them. The seven sub-themed sections of Art Taipei 2008 providing the audience various stimulation of art; they are Art Galleries , Mega Contemporary , Ela-Asia , Year Project – Art & Tech , Made in Taiwan – Young Artist Discovery , Art Now – Japan , I nternational Art Media . The exhibiting galleries considered this year's Art Taipei a great success. Both attendance and transactions made a new record. During the five-day exhibition, this international gathering of the art world attracted 72,000 artists, collectors, curators, and art lovers from around the globe. The transactions amount, USD 24 millions made a new record. This result is better than any other year in the past 15 years. In terms of quantity and quality, Art Taipei 2008 once proved to be one of the best international arts fair in Asia.
Asia Art Economy Forum in Taipei
Regarding the expansion and interaction of art business in Asia , we launched the first professional art economy for u m - Asia Art Economy Forum in Taipei in 2006. Based on having had three successive years of good harvest with more than hundreds of attendees annually including gallery directors, professionals, scholars, collectors and press worldwide, we are pleased to announce the fourth Asia Art Economy Forum in Taipei will be held during August 29 th and 30 th 2009, which is definitely a great opportunity for sharing and exchanging experience s of Asian art market with global expertise in two days.
Art Taipei, the most important link for trading Chinese and Asia arts.
Art Taipei is the top venue of trading Chinese arts. There are also some other advantages making Art Taipei more competitive. For example, Taiwan collectors are the best collectors in Asia, Taiwan goods tax is the lowest in Asia （only 5%） . Furthermore, Taiwan 's geographical and cultural advantages cannot be ignored. Taiwan is not only in the connecting points between Southeast and Northeast Asia , but also a country with open-mind, mixed-culture citizens. All these merits make Taipei the best city to trading Asia arts.
For the galleries willing to start their business in Asia or China , Art Taipei is their best choice. The taste of Taiwan collectors can be seems as their market test for future China collectors. We, Art Galleries Association Taiwan, the organizer of Art Taipei, are the important consultants for China art market. Art Galleries Association Taiwan have built a complete database of Chinese art market. It not only comes from galleries' experience of dealing Chinese arts but also our long-time observation of the market.