Taipei Dangdai Art Fair was founded in 2019 by Magnus Renfrew, the founder and managing director of ARTHQ / Group, and former director of Art Basel Hong Kong. With a collaborative effort of professionals from various countries and backgrounds and the main sponsorship of UBS, Taipei Dangdai has become an important contemporary arts festival in Taipei, showing 60+ international galleries and attracting collectors from across Asia. It also provides an exceptional networking ground for art lovers to exchange their views and ideas.
Although the selection of the third edition of Taipei Dangdai is slightly different than the past due to COVID-19 related border restrictions, it welcomes more new exhibitors and brings more new collectors seeking access to the contemporary art market. The fair has five exhibition areas:
Galleries – showcasing international leading galleries that share stories of culture.
Edge – presenting young galleries and works by emerging artists.
Solo – a singular focused presentation by emerging artists and creative figures.
Salon – a focal point to nurture collectors with an interest to dabble in art.
Node – large-scale and immersive installation works.
Taipei Dangdai Art Fair also identifies emerging trends in art and develops special projects for each year. This year, the new online sector ‘Launch Stage’ presents NFT platforms such as Feral File, Art Blocks and Outland; and the ‘Ideas Forum’ titled as ‘Escape into Understanding’ and invites leading experts from art and culture fields to discuss multiple topics.
While we at LUCIMA primarily focus in venture capital investment, we also explore investments in diverse asset classes including but not limited to art. Special thanks to NuNu Fine Art and Taipei Dangdai for inviting us to this event. We especially appreciate this opportunity to gather and share ideas during Covid-19. We aspire to continue contributing to art development as the House of Medici did during the Renaissance and look forward to more collaborative work and participation in Taiwan, European and American art markets in the future.