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10/19 (Thu) 15:00-21:00
(Fri) 11:00-14:00

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10/19 (Thu) 12:00-21:00


10/19 (Thu) 18:30-21:00

Public Opening

10/20 (Fri) 14:00-19:00
(Sat-Sun) 11:00-19:00
10/23 (Mon) 11:00-18:00

Taipei World Trade Center Hall One

Art Lecture

10/21 Sat

Observe the Past to Foresee the Future of Contemporary Ink Painting
• PI Dao-Jian (Associate Director of Curatorial Committee of China Artists Association, Art Critic, Curator)
• KAO Chien-Hui (Independent Art Critic, Art History Scholar and Curator)

In this era of flourishing technology development and rapid interactions between multi-cultures, the retroaction of ink painting’s modernity and inner spiritual level expresses all sorts of elucidation and argument: regarding timeline, we see constant separation and unification of various philosophical thoughts; regarding space, the echoing between spiritual level and space is presented; regarding humanity, the interaction between cross-cultures and regions is presented. In this lecture, we will invite Professor PI Dao-Jian, the Associate Director of Curatorial Committee of China Artists Association, to probe the past, present and future of ink painting’s spirit, with the topic of “Contemporary Ink Painting in the Digital Era”; and together with Professor KAO Chien-Hui, who is a senior independent art critic, art history scholar and curator, with the topic of “On Line-Blank Space-Dark Matter: Probing the creation of ink painting’s heterogeneous space with contemporary context”, they will look back on the evolution of ink painting’s spatial civilization, and seek for the possibility of ink painting communicating with other contemporary art forms, so as to discuss the evolution and various sorts of interpretation regarding contemporary ink art.

The Conversation between Two Classics: the Collision of Modern and Contemporary Art * In Collaboration with ARTCO Group
• YAO Chien (Moderator) (Collector, Musician, Columnist of 《ART.INVESTMENT》)
• LIU Gang (Collector, Co-Founder of Commerce & Finance Law Offices, Author of 《Collecting Time》)
• SHIH Leo (Collector, Entrepreneur, Coordinator of 「Chung Wan Society Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition」Oil Painting Division)

In the development history of Chinese oil painting, two collectors’ collection recorded the development track of Chinese oil painting artworks: with different perspective, they admire, interpret, and comprehend these artworks in our era. One is LIU Gang from China, and the other is SHIH Leo from Taiwan. LIU Gang’s excellent collection includes Giuseppe Castiglione’s oil paintings; exported oil paintings during late Qing; oil paintings that portrayed the flourishing early Republic, the establishment of People's Republic of China in 1949, the Cultural Revolution, and frantic Modern China; and the era-depicting oil paintings that touch people’s hearts, and he is also the author of 《Collecting Time》.
SHIH Leo’s collection has a context so similar to a structure of art history. He made efforts to collect and preserve some classic artworks by Chinese artists after Republic; his collection room, with amount of treasure, is the worthiest of visiting in the Chinese art history, and now his collection even includes Contemporary Asian and even Western artworks. YAO Chien, he is a famous and sensible music professional and art collector, and also LIU Gang and SHIH Leo’s best friend, who will be hosting this “Classic with Classic” forum, which is much anticipated by all the collectors in ART TAIPEI!

Art Screening, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict
• Peini Beatrice HSIEH (Curator-Critic; Chevalier, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres(France); Cavaliere, Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana(Italy))

Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict is an intimate portrait of the life of the art icon directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland. Based on the biography of Peggy Guggenheim, an heiress to the Guggenheim family who would become a central figure in the modern art movement.
As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her colourful personal history included such figures as Samuel Beckett, Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp as well as countless others. While fighting through personal tragedy, she maintained her vision to build one of the most important collections of modern art now enshrined in her Venetian palazzo.
The film is a compendium of the greatest 20th century art mixes with the wild and iconoclastic life of one of the most powerful women in the art world.

10/22 Sun

The Role of Art Foundation in Contemporary Art
• CHEN Chih-Cheng (Moderator) (President of National Taiwan University of Arts)
• Jilly Ding KIT (Head of Research & Acquisition of K11 Art Foundation)
• Perng-Juh SHYONG (Executive Director of Dimension Endowment of Art)

In the 20th century, many organizations and institutions emerged in the art community, including academies, galleries, museums and even art foundations; the founders hope that they can contribute to contemporary humanities and arts, such as the archiving and preservation of art history and the promotion and research of human cultures, with their common target as long term contribution to the society as the whole.
Ms. Jilly Ding KIT, the Head of Research & Acquisition of K11 Art Foundation (KAF), who has abundant experiences in researching and promoting Chinese contemporary art, will tell us about the founding mission, future vision, previous cases executed by KAF, and their future projects; Mr. Perng-Juh SHYONG, the Executive Director of Dimension Endowment of Art, who has been dedicating himself in enhancing the quality of art education in Taiwan and encouraging Chinese people to conduct contemporary art creation, will speak about his experience in Dimension Endowment of Art; and Mr. CHEN Chih-Cheng, the President of National Taiwan University of Arts, whose research topics include art theory and creation, contemporary art history, international culture exchange events operation and creative industry management, and culture policies, will serve as the moderator of this forum. These three dedicating experts in the art community will discuss the topic of “The Role of Art Foundation in Contemporary Art”.

Envision New Asia: Regional Integration of Contemporary Art in Asia-Pacific Area
• PAI Shih-Ming (Moderator)
16:20-16:40 Asian Perspectives x Academic Strategies • Mohamed Najib bin Ahmad Dawa (Director, National Art Gallery Malaysia)
16:40-17:00 Contemporary Curating x Transnational Aesthetics • Ute Meta Bauer (Founding Director, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore)
17:00-17:20 Museum Conversions x Industrial Upgrading • Shun-Kit WONG (Consultant of Shanghai Himalayas Museum)
17:20-17:40 Media Promotion x Press Distribution • Elaine W. Ng (Editor & Publisher, ArtAsiaPacific)
17:40-18:00 Expo Implementation x Regional Integration • CHUNG Ching Hsin (Chairperson of Taiwan Art Gallery Association)

With the rising of globalization, the boundaries between countries are gradually blurred; as capital, population and information move massively and rapidly, the trend of a “unifying” world is now unstoppable.
However, globalization has also brought many negative influences, and Asian and Latin American cultures are impacted the most, as local features in these places has been seriously vanishing, with local recognition being gradually washed away.
To alter this trend of strong Western culture invading other countries and making local cultures in other countries vulnerable, the idea of “Glocalization” came up: It is to conserve local actions in the trend of globalization, and respect regional differences and the needs from local people. It has become the compromise proposal in solving the issue of globalization’s “monopolization”.
Whether regarding religious believes, languages and words, or lifestyles, countries in Asia has been interacting with each other much since ancient times, so it should be relatively easier to conduct regional integration. Nevertheless, for many centuries Asian countries fell as colonies, so it is of great significance to strengthen bilateral and multilateral relations on fields such as politics, economics, social and cultural affairs, and also to build a strong a “New Asia” concept and cooperation mechanism with Asian people’s counter subjectivity, so as to break away from the predicament of colonial “Old Asia”.
At the same time, it is also urgent to develop regional consensus and boost intercontinental cooperation, so that we can use the Asian value as the core concept to shape regional cultural recognition.
Based on these reasons, in this forum we will invite professional talents from five Asian countries in numerous fields, including representatives from academia, media, curators, art museums and art fairs. We hope that through this cross-field interaction in contemporary art, these speakers can exchange ideas extensively and conduct dialogues in the following topics: 1) The possible meaning of New Asian, 2) How to shape New Asian cultural recognition, 3) what sort of cooperation mechanism should be constructed, and 4) how to conduct regional integration.
With this forum, we hope to discover future direction in the integral development of New Asia’s contemporary art, and also the possibility of conducting regional integration regarding research, promotion, planning, exhibiting and market.

Art Salon

This year ART TAIPEI 2017 will organize and host 11 sessions of Art Salon in Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1. Art Salon is, where speakers and visitors can get closer to each other. Every year we invite experts such as curators, art critics and artists from Taiwan as well as abroad to ART TAIPEI, and offer them a relaxed space to have discussions on art. Hereby these experts can not only exchange their views with each other but also share their stories and experience with the audience. The total 11 sessions of Art Salon provide ART TAIPEI visitors the flexibility to attend based on their schedule or interest and offer an good opportunity to interact with the speakers.

10/20 Fri

10/21 Sat

Contemporary Art and Collecting in Southeast Asia
Awang Damit AHMAD、Wiyu WAHONO、Chung Tang YEN (Jason) (Moderator)
Performance and Creation of the Digital Content
Hsin-Chien HUANG、Moderator: Chung Tang YEN (Jason) (Moderator)
Environmental Memory to Art Ontology
Pin-Ling HUANG、Kotaro FUKUI、Keiki YAMADA、Chung Tang YEN (Jason) (Moderator)

Outlining the centennial cultivation and development of Yōga from the Meiji era to the Showa era
Mun-Lee LIN、Moderator: Chung Tang YEN (Jason) (Moderator)
Unconventional Medium for Art: Taiwan Young Artists Connection with the World
Chiayun WU、Yu-Ping HSU、Ban-Yuan CHANG、Lynn PEI、Yunyi LIU、Chong-Xiao ZHENG、Helin LUO、Huang-Sheng SU、Chung Tang YEN (Jason) (Moderator)
The Diversity of East Asian Ink Art
MOON Junghee、Calvin HUI、Chung Tang YEN (Jason) (Moderator)

10/22 Sun

10/23 Mon

Extreme Environmental Performance Art by World First Female Artist-Astronaut, Dr. Sarah Jane PELL
Dr. Sarah Jane PELL (Artist-Astronaut)、Annie IVANOVA (International Curator)
Cultural Deposits and Artistic Thinking
I-Ling, Eleen LIN、Eston TAN、Xiaohe LI、Chung Tang YEN (Jason) (Moderator)
Japanese Contemporary Art
Yohei YAMA、Ahhi CHOI、Tamie OKUYAMA、Moderator: Chung Tang YEN (Jason) (Moderator)

Interweaving Curve Painting - FAN Chau
JIA Tingfeng、Shun-Kit WONG
Humanities and Arts Harmonize with Brand Enterprises
HSIAO, Chong-Ray、Wei Gong LIOU、Chung Tang YEN (Jason) (Moderator)

2017 Art Taipei Forum X Starting A Corporate Collection

Venue: Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1, 2F, Conference Room 5
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Corporate collection is considered as not only asset allocation, but also the corporate branding of the company. It even helps companies conducting corporate social responsibility (CSR) into practice, such as promotion of art education and young talent artists. This year, Art Taipei Forum will present a comprehensive outlook of corporate collecting, in terms of The trend of asset allocation in Art, CSR in ART, and Appraisals & Science of Art Asset Management, in order to understanding the impact of art and business in the Asia-Pacific region.

10/21 Sat

09:00 Registration
Opening Speech
• Speaker: Mun-Lee Lin (Chairman, The National Culture and Arts Foundation)
Art of the Spirit - Asia-Pacific corporate collecting
• Speaker: Mr. Jye-Cherng Lyu  (Chairman, Taiwan Financial Holdings & Bank of Taiwan)
10:30 Break
Running The Museum From CSR View Point
• Speaker: Mr. Ryuta Nakajima (Director, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art)
11:00 Break
The trend of asset allocation in Art
• Speaker: Hsiu-Chih CHIEN (President, ART & COLLECTION GROUP)
• Speaker: Steven T.H. Go (Deputy Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers Taiwan)
• Moderator: Howard Kuo (Deputy Chairman, PricewaterhouseCoopers Taiwan)

12:00 Lunch
The Business Case for Arts & CSR: The Private Donation to Museums VS. Founding a Private Museum
• Speaker: Eliza Li (Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Taiwan CSR Service)
• Speaker: Shun-kit Wong  (Consultant, Shanghai Himalayas Museum)
• Speaker: Mr. Ryuta Nakajima (Director, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Museum of Art)
• Moderator人: Ms. Joyce Ke (Executive Director, TAGA Taipei Art Economy Research Centre)
14:30 Coffee & Tea
Appraisals & Science of Art Asset Management
• Speaker: Juan Khadinn KHAN (Claims Specialist and Risk Surveyor of AXA ART Asia Limited)
• Speaker: Dr. Bruno Yue CAI (President, Spectro Technology Limited)
• Moderator: Dr. Han-Chung WU (Director, Cheng Shiu University Arts Restoration and Conservation Scientific Research Laboratory)


Meeting Point: Each guided tour rounds up on the Keelung Rd. in 5 minutes before the beginning

10/20 Fri

10/21 Sat

10/22 Sun

10/23 Mon

13:00~14:00 (Session 1)
A Trip to the Land of Art
Chuan-Pei LIANG
14:30~15:30 (Session 2)
Aesthetic Focus
CHANG Kuo Hsiang
16:00~17:00 (Session 3)
Artistic Vision
Chih-Knei CHENG
17:30~18:30 (Session 4)
A Wave of Emerging Artists

13:00~14:00 (Session 5)
A Trip to the Land of Art
Chuan-Pei LIANG
14:30~15:30 (Session 6)
Artistic Vision
Chih-Knei CHENG
16:00~17:00 (Session 7)
Aesthetic Focus
CHANG Kuo Hsiang
17:30~18:30 (Session 8)
Art without Borders
Huei-Yin LAN

13:00~14:00 (Session 9)
A Trip to the Land of Art
Chuan-Pei LIANG
14:30~15:30 (Session 10)
A Wave of Emerging Artists
16:00~17:00 (Session 11)
Aesthetic Focus
CHANG Kuo Hsiang
17:30~18:30 (Session 12)
Art without Borders
Huei-Yin LAN

13:00~14:00 (Session 13)
A Trip to the Land of Art
Chuan-Pei LIANG
14:30~15:30 (Session 14)
Aesthetic Focus
CHANG Kuo Hsiang
16:00~17:00 (Session 15)
Art without Borders
Huei-Yin LAN