A must-see art fair featuring East Asian and global galleries.

Every year, highly sought-after artists and galleries gather at Taipei Dangdai to present their best work to art collectors. What’s special about Dangdai is that it caters more closely to the Asian market. The art fair focuses on Edge and Engage, where visitors find cutting edge emerging art, as well as curated historical works.

This years programming featured more international iconic works, such as a Joan Miro print! The schedule also featured many side-events, from a vogue photography event, indigo dye workshops, popup libraries at Pong, and AI art by akaSwap an NFT art platform, there were many events and sights to see throughout the weekend.

Dangdai 2023 had 90 galleries presenting, 30 of which were first-time exhibitors at Dangdai.

Taipei Dangdai Art Highlights

Iconic Bluechip Art by Galeria Cayón

Galeria Cayón from Madrid brought bluechip artwork like Joan Miro prints, as well as this beautiful artwork by Minjung Kim that mixes East Asian traditions with Western abstract styles. The Grand Triptyque Noire, 1969 by Joan Miro is a 41 out of 50 signed etching, straight from the MIRO’s foundation. It is listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. 504 an esteemed catalogue with all important artist from the 20th century.

Mizuma Art Gallery and More

I really enjoyed these two paintings. Amano Yoshitaka introduces mythical heroes and characters into her colorful paintings.

Pic N Mix – Jon Burgerman’s iconic whimsical characters at Taipei Dangdai 2023.

Woaw Gallery – Jon Burgerman

Woaw gallery brought back Jon Burgerman this year – their gallery quickly sold out of their modern works. I’m personally a fan, and have collected several Burgerman NFTs on Tezos. (Working up to a physical piece one day!)

Painting by Ben Quilty – Crippling Indecision (Artsy) and Anton Horfee – blob shelf in grandma’s home 2022 (Artsy) from the NINO MIER GALLERY

This room by Nino Mier gallery caught my eye with the juxtaposition of the two paintings. The contrast of moods but similarity in energy was exciting.

There were also interactive rooms this year.

In one, Nick Dong, a Taiwanese artist creates a meditative room made from slow-moving mirrors reflected beautiful stars throughout the ceiling, in the center of the blanket of mirrors floats a shimmering metallic piece. Truly mesmerizing.

Photos from Chini Gallery
Nick Dong – Becoming Horizon, 2021 at Taipei Dangdai. The work features 100,000 mirror tiles!

Every year, I’m filled with regret that I don’t have more time – the above were only a glimpse into the hundreds of incredible works of art. There’s many galleries to visit in Taipei. Follow Foodbaby on Instagram for more galleries in Taipei.

See more artworks at Dangdai.

PhotoVOGUE 2023

During the opening weekend, I stopped by the photoVOGUE gallery opening, a visually stunning exhibition of Vogue’s photos curated from photographers: Mark Wei, Chih Hsien Chen, Hubert Yang, and Xuanlynn Wang.

🏛 For more to do in Taipei see the following activities by Klook.

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