(26/04/2019 – 29/04/2019)
Art Revolution Taipei (A.R.T.), organized by Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association, is meant to bring a revolutionary idea to the conventional art shows designed around galleries; it places the artist front and center, with which every booth stands as artist’s solo exhibition. This unprecedented curatorial vision has brought A.R.T. a reputation as Asia’s ionic art fair. Since its establishment in 2011, it has drawn hundreds of artists from more than 60 countries around the world to participate every year. The upcoming edition will open on April 26 through 29 at Taipei’s World Trade Center, Hall III.
Under Art Director Lee Sun-Don’s curation, A.R.T. 2019 will continue to uphold its high standards in selecting qualified artworks. All the artworks, in diverse media and with various cultural flares, will be organized into nine sections. Of all, the section of “Art Your Compassion” is especially significant. Linking art with philanthropy, it invites celebrities and social elites at home and abroad to create artworks in their choice of expressive formats, ranging from painting to collage, photography, and mixed media. This charity event calls for the society’s attention to the care for the underprivileged, while evoking the public’s interests in collecting artworks. This art-with-charity idea has been so well received that all charity artworks were always claimed in just one or two hours!
One more stunning record that A.R.T. takes pride in is its transaction rate by artist – the rate of the exhibiting artists having sale reaches as high as 80~90% every year. This speaks to the established authority of A.R.T. as an “absolute brand” in the art community.