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Art Revolution Taipei 2018: A Preview

The fair’s eighth edition runs from 18 to 21 May

May 03, 2018 | By Art Republik

A collage of works audiences can expect at Art Revolution Taipei 2018. Image courtesy the art fair.

Boasting an impressive medley of artworks, Art Revolution Taipei (A.R.T.) is back for  at the Taipei World Trade Centre. In conjunction with the Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association, A.R.T will also present selected works from The International Artist Grand Prize Competition (I.A.C.), a staple at the annual fair.

A.R.T. has a unique approach that has created for the fair a well-deserved place in the Asian art fair scene. Instead of taking the conventional route of centring its show around its partner commercial galleries, A.R.T aims to place the artist at the forefront of the fair’s curatorial direction. Every booth is thus structured to resemble solo exhibitions of individual artists, which has allowed the fair to showcase the talents and creative visions of the artists. This novel approach seems to have worked well in the fair’s favour, winning over art collectors and enthusiasts alike. Last year’s iteration saw 91.66% of the artworks sold, with a total of 300 exhibiting artists confirming sales.

Views of the art fair in 2017. Image courtesy Art Revolution Taipei.


The I.A.C. continues to sustain artists’ and the public’s interest in the fair. Open to artists worldwide, this year, the competition has seen the likes of Surrealist Spanish oil painter, August Vilella, who has been exhibited in the Louvre Museum in Paris and previously won the first prize at the Tokyo International Art Fair and Tsegmed Tserennadmid, winner of the Mongolian National Prize and the Best Artist of the Year in his native Mongolia, take part. In all, there were 4546 entries from artists across 87 countries. Out of these, 317 artworks have been selected for exhibition at A.R.T. 2018.

Views of the art fair in 2017. Image courtesy Art Revolution Taipei.

From the exhibited entries, a jury will select artists to participate in the International Artist Salon in A.R.T. 2019, with X-Power Gallery sponsoring one or two exhibition units, as well as return shipping fees of selected artworks.

Another popular initiative at the fair is ‘Art Your Compassion’, where celebrities and socialites create artworks for sale to the fairgoers in various mediums, with proceeds going towards charity.

ART REPUBLIK is proud to be a media partner of A.R.T.

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