The 16th edition of Art Taipei is the most diverse to date, presenting 75 exhibitors from 10 countries throughout the Americas , Europe, and Asia including China ( Beijing / Shanghais/ Macau), Taiwan , Hong Kong , Korea , Japan , Singapore , Indonesia , Philippines , Malaysia , Spain . Art Taipei 2009 welcomes and encourages any form of art expression, including painting, sculptures, video, photography, mixed media, installations, etc for the visitors. There are 16 galleries making their first appearance. Besides, Art Taipei 2008 Guest country- Japan Galleries with their sturdy morale once again invades Taiwanese market again this year.
Leading Japanese gallery, Mizuma Gallery representing artists who work across the border of existing art genres using unique techniques will bring vital artists like AIDA Makoto , TENMYOUYA Hisashi . International established gallery, SCAI the bathhouse, will exhibit eminent artworks which you can't ignore. Wada Fine Art will present artworks from the 2006 Singapore Biennale invited artist, Takafumi Hara . Other galleries will also display representative artworks expressing the unique beauty and temptation of Art. All the visitors can take pleasure in grasping Contemporary artworks at once.
The established art environment has furnished numerous artistic and proficient collectors. Till now, Taiwanese collectors become influential and essential in the art world and also the best in Asia . Although the recession of global economy in the subprime mortgage crisis has more or less affected the art market, allergists and art lovers can still find confidences and interests in Taiwanese art market. Art Taipei 2009 cast a longing glamour over the recession.