Kaohsiung is an oceanic city surrounded by mountains, oceans, rivers, and ports. It is a city not only full of cultural and natural resources but also rich in art. In recent years, Kaohsiung has become a more metropolis through cooperation between the Government and the private sectors. KAOHSIUNG TODAY-the new face inaugurates this year-using the southern city as the base and facing towards the world, showcases distinguished Austronesian contemporary art and infused with relaxing tropical and harbor vibe. KAOHSIUNG TODAY will inaugurate at the South Hall of Kaohsiung Exhibition Center (KEC)-the most modern and new exhibition space from June 24 to 26, organized by Taiwan Art Gallery Association, who has over 20 years of professional art fair experience. Sections, including GALLERIES and other special projects, will elicit the unique new façade of Asian contemporary art.
Taiwan Art Gallery Association has been holding ART TAIPEI since 1995. With the huge success in the recent editions, ART TAIPEI has proven to be one of the most important and indispensable platforms for promoting and trading arts in the region. As the art market growing faster and more mature, Taiwan Art Gallery Association strives to extend the successful experience and resource network from ART TAIPEI to the south of Taiwan, wishing to build another international contemporary art hub. Taiwan Art Gallery Association aims to connect the north and the south of Taiwan, transforming them into international cities, attracting more important galleries worldwide, and offering the artist, audience and collectors a brand new art gala!
“KAOHSIUNG TODAY is one of the very few art fairs where academic, market and local perspective are presented at the same time.” -J.P. Art Centre’s director
“During the fair, we've been able to discover many young local collectors. Many gallery owners have also realized that Kaohsiung must continuously organize professional art exhibitions to drive collection. We're fully aware of the organizer’s commitment.” -Der-Horng Art Gallery director
“This time (the purpose of holding Kaohsiung Today) is also to integrate galleries throughout Taiwan and gather the resources from north and south, in the hope for establishing an unique atmosphere in southern Taiwan and becoming an accommodating platform for international art exchange.” -Art Investment
“In addition to active local arts and culture, Kaohsiung Today as a professional leader to promote cultural integration and art industrial promotion.” -Chinese Contemporary Art News
“Kaohsiung Today- A Bright, Spacious and Cozy Art Fair with Clear theme” -Art Critic