The inaugural edition was a surprisingly big success. As year two kicks off, here's what to look for.
Last year, the fledgling new art fair Taipei Dangdai: Art & Ideas made mincemeat of the commonly held belief that it takes a fair a few years to build a solid art world following. The inaugural edition turned out big-name blue-chip galleries, famed global collectors (and Chinese movie stars), and, most importantly, robust sales. Oh, and yes, the fair even had its very own giant inflatable KAWS sculpture to draw in the crowds.
Now—with a very different political climate in nearby Hong Kong—all eyes are on Taipei as the second edition of the fair gets ready to kick off. This year promises to be even bigger than the last, so before you set off navigating the sprawling exhibition center, check out these six standout booths worth scoping out.
Miles McEnery Gallery
You’ll be seeing red—quite literally—at New York’s Miles McEnery Gallery’s booth with a curation of artworks dominated by the bold color. Expect works by Tomory Dodge, Inka Essenhigh, Beverly Fishman, Markus Linnenbrink, Michael Reafsnyder, and Patrick Wilson. What’s more, Ryan McGinness will debut a new series of semi-psychedelic paintings made especially for the fair (all named “Taipei Dangdai”) which layer symbols from all corners on the world into electrically colorful canvases.