- UBS will present the inaugural Taipei Dangdai art fair in January 2019.
- Joining main organizer, ARTHQ, UBS’s partnership aims to nurture local contemporary art in Taiwan.
Taipei – 20 March 2018 – UBS today announced it will present the international art fair, Taipei Dangdai, which is organized by the founder of ARTHQ and ART HK, Magnus Renfrew. Launching in January 2019 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, the fair will showcase contemporary art from Taiwan and across the region. The collaboration reflects UBS’s ongoing commitment to support art and culture in the communities in which it operates, and expands its sponsorship portfolio in Asia Pacific.
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, founder of ARTHQ and ART HK, said: “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.”
UBS's support of Taipei Dangdai is a part of a comprehensive and global commitment to contemporary art which encompasses: the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative; a Global Lead Partnership with Art Basel; the UBS Art Collection and the UBS Art Competence Center; the Fondation Beyeler; and a range of regional art partnerships.
For Taipei Dangdai, UBS is planning a program of activity for clients, employees and the public. They include a UBS Junior Art Program and other educational activities throughout the event. A VIP lounge will be available for UBS clients and guests throughout the fair.
Taiwan boasts one of the most established collector bases in Asia with specialist art magazine, ArtAsiaPacific, acknowledging Taiwanese collectors as “amongst the most progressive in the region.” The country is home to a range of commercial galleries that represent both established and emerging artists, which regularly participate at international art fairs including Art Basel and Frieze. Taipei Dangdai will be a unique platform that will rely on a selection committee of leading gallerists based on peer review to guarantee international standard exhibition quality, VIP services, and visitor experience.
For media inquiries about UBS’s partnership with Taipei Dangdai:
Nana Lee, Sutton
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Angel Yeung, Corporate Communications, UBS
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