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UBS Announces Partnership with Taipei Dangdai

UBS is set to present the international art fair, Taipei Dangdai

Mar 21, 2018 | By Mary Ann Lim

Dennis Chen and Magnus Renfrew

UBS announced yesterday that it will present the international art fair, Taipei Dangdai, which is organised by Magnus Renfrew, the founder of ARTHQ and ARTHK. The fair, which launches in January 2019 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre, will showcase the best in contemporary art from Taiwan and across the region. Establishing itself as a unique platform for art, the fair will rely on a selection committee of leading gallerists based on peer review to guarantee international standard exhibition quality, VIP services, and visitor experience.

Taiwan itself boasts one of the most established collector bases in Asia, and its extensive range of commercial galleries hold testament to its flourishing art scene. As such, the partnership between UBS and Taipei Dangdai is set to be an advantageous one as it reflects both UBS’ ongoing commitment to support art and culture in the communities in which it operates, and expands UBS’ sponsorship portfolio in the Asia-Pacific region.

Explaining UBS’ aims for the partnership, Dennis Chen, Country Head and Head of Wealth Management, UBS Taiwan, said: “We are proud to present the Taipei Dangdai art fair which has immense potential for the development of the local art market and Taipei’s cultural ecology. The growth in the number of art collectors in Taiwan over the past 10 years has been matched by the quality of local connoisseurship. From this new platform, we aim to support Taiwan’s creative scene, and at the same time, provide our clients with access to the most important galleries, dynamic artists, and artworks being produced in Taiwan today.”

Magnus Renfrew also added: “We are thrilled to have the support of UBS as we launch Taipei Dangdai. UBS has a widely-recognized and longstanding commitment to art and culture and we look forward to working with them to build a transformative event for Taipei.”

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