Why exhibit at Fine Art Asia Taipei?
Taiwan’s Art Market
Taiwan is one of the most culturally diverse places in Asia. As early as in the 80s and 90s of the last century, the Taiwanese art market was once flourishing with blazing art atmosphere. Their traditional art and cultural landmarks such as the National Palace Museum and the National Museum of History are internationally well-known. The Taiwanese dealers were active in the Western art market; also the important auction houses such as Sotheby’s and Christie’s were stationed in Taipei in the early 90s as well.
There are numerous internationally renowned and active art and antique collectors from Taiwan, such as the well-reputed and world’s largest Chinese collectors group, Ching Wan Society, organised by some powerful Taiwanese entrepreneurs, which is still leading the art market with buying in every auction in New York, London and Hong Kong. Their collections are enormous. The average age of collectors is becoming younger too. Many new and young collectors start to buy that brings a new look to Taiwan’s art market. The Financial Time wrote an article Taiwan’s art market: matters of taste on 12 Jan 2019 and interviewed a famous Taiwanese collector Pierre Chen Tai-ming, who said that the major collectors such as doctors and other professionals and entrepreneurs had prospered since the late 20th century, and now their next generation is following the pace to learn art collecting.
In addition, Taiwan’s art market has been changing in recent years. A number of art galleries have been establishing in Taipei. The newly found contemporary art fair, Taipei Dangdai, attracted many local and overseas buyers. The addition of Fine Art Asia Taipei would be strengthened the development of its art market.
Taipei is an important transportation hub in Asia and has an excellent geographical advantage. It is close to Hong Kong, mainland China, Japan and South Asia. The geographic location of Taipei, the strength of the collectors, the quality of the artists, the diversity of the museums, and also the overall experience of visiting Taipei – Taipei has a vibrant, creatively rich art scene.