Booth | D05 & ART SALON

Artists | Alejandro Acosta, Deborah Brown, DONG Shawhwei, HUNG Zhen You, JU Ming, LI Chen, Etan Pavavalung, Chiharu SHIOTA, Adam Parker Smith, Katarina Janečková Walshe, Joseph Olisaemeka Wilson, Howard Fonda (Salon Sector)

Dates | May 19 – 22, 2022

Venue | Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1 (5, Sec. 5, Xinyi Rd., Taipei, Taiwan)

VIP Preview |
May 19 (Thu.) 14:00 – 17:00

Vernissage |
May 19 (Thu.) 17:00 – 20:00

Public Access |
May 20 (Fri.) 11:00 – 18:30
May 21 (Sat.) 11:00 – 18:30
May 22 (Sun.) 11:00 – 18:30

At Taipei Dangdai 2022, Asia Art Center will present a curated exhibition with two sections that includes works from eleven artists in booth D05 in the Galleries sector; in addition, we will display a vibrantly colored painting by American artist Howard Fonda (1974-) to show his labyrinthine thinking in the Salon sector.

The first section with DONG Shawhwei (1962-), JU Ming (1938-), and LI Chen (1963-) will represent the theme of the “Spirit of the East” that we have been promoting for 40 years.

In particular, we will present a number of important new works by LI Chen, including the “Elegant Arrogance . Xu Tie” 1, 2 and 3, 4, which are iconic works from ‘The Ethereal Cloud’ series, as well as a brand-new work from ‘Spiritual Journey through the Great Ether’ series. LI Chen juxtaposes his sculptures and paintings in the exhibition, allowing viewers to explore his philosophical thinking about the society and aesthetics. Through the dialogue and interaction between the above two axes, the exhibition will outline the path of LI Chen’s art development. So as to observe how LI Chen’s art has developed into what he once stated in the ‘The Ethereal Cloud’ series, “The Ethereal Cloud” series as a whole is deliberate but also an expression without intent, a nonexistence of consciousness; as the work can be viewed from four directions, they showcase the ‘cloud’ as a fluid matter that has begun manifesting its unrestrained characteristics in distinct forms.”

DONG Shawhwei’s series ‘Courtyard Image’ of abstract paintings is the re-envisioning of the artist’s own courtyard. Through further extractions, omission and simplification in its stylized forms, the image was eventually deconstructed into symbolic abstract elements or points, lines, and planes. Meanwhile, what is worth noting is that JU Ming’s work “Living World Series—Ballet” attempts to fully embody the thoughts and feelings of a dancer. There are no scores to these ballet works. The mastery of release and contraction of movements is but in the artist’s good hand. And narratives are heavily subdued in order to make room for the ballet dancers’ spirits to glow elegantly through dance.

We will parallelly present a section of international artists. In recent years, we have successfully entered the international art scene and have reached a fruitful result from representing international emerging artists. We are pleased to present a group of outstanding artists, including Alejandro Acosta (1991-), Deborah Brown (1955-), Chiharu SHIOTA (1972-), Adam Parker Smith (1978-), Katarina Janečková Walshe (1988-), Joseph Olisaemeka Wilson (1999-), Taiwan indigenous artist Etan Pavavalung (1963-), and young emerging artist Hong Zhen You (1992-).

Art Salon

As Asia Art Center celebrates the milestone of its 40th anniversary in 2022, how to represent zeitgeist by art is always a core subject for us. Hopefully through presenting this year’s programs, including the show at Taipei Dangdai, we will convey the prospects of Asia Art Center.