Art Revolution Taipei, A.R.T. 2015
Comments To A.R.T. 2015 From Artists And Guests
Jordi Diez Femandez (Spain)
It’s my first time ever to Asia, and I feel so happy and recognized to see the public in Taiwan enjoy and respect my artworks. It’s my pleasure to take part at the A.R.T.. To me, Taiwan is young, full of creativeness, kindness and hospitality, which delights me a great deal. I went the western art fairs, but felt the concepts were limited, and refrained from being fully expressed. People in Taiwan are respectively open-minded, which makes me feel that Taiwan is a fertile land for further developments.
Denis Mikhaylov (Russia)
It’s my first time to Taiwan with my wife and daughter. I found that many visitors are interested in contemporary arts, which is great indeed. The display of paintings at exhibition was nice, and visitors were almost twice in number compared to my last exhibition in Singapore two weeks ago.
Khaled Zaki (Egypt)
It’s my first time to Taiwan, a great rich journey, which made me happy. Even my works have been exhibited at different places around the world, it’s still a joyful experience to exhibit here. The VIP Preview itself was an amazement. Visitors of different age groups came for artists from many countries with artworks in great varieties. It’s similar to the Venice Biennial. I hope the A.R.T. would continue to expand, and to become one of the most significant international art events. I’m happy to be here.
Alfonso Cuñado Rodríguez (Spain)
I’ve been at the A.R.T. for 3 years in a row. The organizer has remained the same well-disciplined, the venue clean and professional as well; it’s not easy to be even better. It seems everything is under control and in great order. The staff were so enthusiastic, I could sense their kindness, joy and hospitality. Sometimes collectors and visitors would ask for photography and signature, it’s so friendly. Artists spend most of their time alone at the studios, it’s kind of lonely; on the other hand, it’s very important to have someone who enjoys the artworks for artists. Actually, artists communicate with people via their paintings as the media. Visitors to the A.R.T. are enthusiastic to arts, which is so obvious.
Richard Young (U.K.)
The organizer is getting more rigid about the artworks selecting. I’ve developed new topics especially for the A.R.T. both this year and last year. It’ been joyful to have my works accepted and recognized by collectors, which indicates this working approach successful.
Tore Hogstvedt (Norway)
This is my first time to Asia, and Taipei as well; here, I feel the enthusiasm from people in Taiwan. I was so happy about the very impressive and crowded VIP Preview. The organizer’s arrangements are satisfactory, attentive to every details related to the exhibition; I could focus on presenting my works, instead of the exhibition installation. I wish I could come over again!
Jeni Bev Biktimirova (Russia)
The A. R. T. is a top art fair with excellent quality; I wish the organizer will continue for 2 to 3 decades, to support young artists by offering opportunities for self-expression, I am one of being helped. Hope the other artists can get the same opportunity.
Zofia Pahucha (Poland)
It’s highly appreciated to be invited to exhibit at this excellent art festival, and to meet some artists. I think the A.R.T. is an outstanding art fair with top standard to gather so many talented artists from Europe and Asia. It’s a great experience. I saw the sculptures from the Art Director, Prof. Lee Sun-Don, it’s indeed one of the kind to integrate the ancient objects into sculptures, full of art power, distinguished and spectacular. It’s so unique and amazing.
Patricia Van Lubeck (New Zealand)
I’ve learned a lot from this art fair, and maybe I’ll come back with more artworks in a few years later. The A.R.T. is well-organized and run-smoothly in every aspect. There are more realistic paintings, and in larger-scale too.
Gerardo Feldstein (Argentina)
This is my first time to Asia, also the first time participating in the A. R.T., which made me very happy! People here are friendly, really makes me feel like home. Excellent!
Maciej Gador (Poland)
I encountered something incredible at the exhibition; there must be some connections between me and Taiwan, because always something marvelous happens to me. The A.R.T. is good, and people are kind as usual.
Michal Straska (Slovak)
Appreciate the organizer has granted me the opportunity to participate the exhibition. It’s my first time to Taiwan. The staff were so busy, yet took good care of every one at the same time. Thank you all!
Cesar O. Alvarez (Columbia)
It's my first time to Taiwan for the A.R.T., it’s so nice and beautiful. I’m so happy to participate this art festival, at which artworks are respected and the place is well-organized.
Maja Borowicz (Poland)
It’s my first time to the A.R.T., excited and nervous even more. I watched other artists’ works too when I came here, and found quite some outstanding works. But most of time I stayed at my pavilion, talking to those would like to understand my works. Even with enormous differences in languages and cultures, visitors received the messages and feelings I tried to communicate. It’s something new that I could share the same emotions with people via arts; I never experienced that in Poland.
Kirk Bauer (U.S.A.)
It’s my forth exhibition at the A.R.T., and excited as usual. It’s stressful to bring out new artworks every time, but in a good way. A.R.T. is beneficial for my self-improvement, and I enjoy in interacting with people, who always see something hidden from me.
Keigo Nakamura (Japan)
The A.R.T. was very well organized, with so many visitors. Outstanding! People in Taiwan enjoy arts, and looked like enjoy this art fair very much. I also like to savor others’ artworks to be inspired, and really appreciate those masters’ creations.
Yuki Yamamoto (Japan)
This is an interesting experience to see so many artists and their works, which makes me think over the meaning of “arts”, also an opportunity for me to learn something. It’s joyful to show my works to more people.
This is my first time to Taiwan, the A.R.T. is the greatest exhibition I’ve ever seen. I never saw an art fair in such a huge scale and excellence, and with so many artists. Appreciate so much that the organizer granted me the opportunity, which made me so excited and thankful. During the exhibition, the only place I would like to go was the exhibition site, to enjoy other artists’ works. Hope I could come here again next year. In Taiwan, people’s hospitality really made me feel like home. I feel happy and thankful, and wish all the best for the organizer.
How time swifts; I'm so happy to be at the A.R.T. again. I found more artists this.
Zayasaikhan Sambuu (Mongolia)
It’s my first time to participate the A.R.T.; here everything was so great and perfect, which made me wonder how people in Taiwan could have done it so excellently. At the other places, it’s a big issue even to shed a light; but here, nothing was an issue at all. The crowd emerged at the VIP Preview was such a big surprise to me, as I never saw so many people, not even on weekends. It’s not that important for artists if people buy their works; it’s more important to have so many people watch my works. I enjoyed this exhibition so much that I’d like to come to Taiwan again.year, and more competitive.
Fok Hoiseng (Macau)
At the VIP Preview, it’s so surprising that there was such a crowd inside the venue and a queue. It seems to me that the culture aura in Taipei is quite different, even better for the art ecosystem and environment. More over, the Hundreds of Celebrities inviting so many entertainers, both the event itself and the publicity were done excellently.
Li Chunrong (China)
The A.R.T. is quite different from other exhibitions; all staff were dedicated.
It’s my second time to be at the A.R.T., it’s great to meet my friends again. I appreciate the comprehensions and inspirations from the A.R.T., which I’m so gland and grateful. I think the A.R.T. has become more mature and creative, the quality of artworks getting even better, and with some quantities of experimental and avant-garde artworks. The local emerging artists present rich contents.
Li Zelin (China)
Visitors understood my creativeness well; the A.R.T. is much appreciated to grant me the opportunity to exhibit. This is my first time to exhibit here, very exciting. The organizer’s organization and operation are impressive, the environment is so nice and spacious that I’m really surprised. The exhibiting artworks in great quality are diversified, the classification is reasonable too. It’s great to exchange ideas with other artists, and I’m impressed by foreign artists’ works, from which I have learned a lots.
Zhang Xiayu (China)
It’s my honor to exhibit for the first time at the A.R.T.; it’s touching to work with those kind and warm-hearted staff. The A.R.T. is not only a huge-scaled event with every single detail in order and in place, but also a grand festival emitting charms and glows. It’s incredible to have so many people queuing for the exhibition, awesome! I’d like to come back and share better works with more people. The Hundreds of Celebrities event is marvelous to have artists conveying the message of love via the beauty of arts, and to contribute their love as well.
Wang Dazhi (China)
Last year, after beck from the A.R.T., I was more motivated to hold more solo and joint exhibitions. The A.R.T. is an excellent and inspiring platform. I might take others’ suggestions into consideration, to modify the size and topic of my paintings, so it would be more suitable for people who like them to take home.
So glad to participate in the A.R.T., which is so popular, offering excellent services, exhibiting outstanding works; there are diversified exchanges to learn more about various expressions in arts. The daily life-oriented art form is very touching with a sense of being very happy. I’m fond of the design of Paradise Garden. It’s my first time to be part of “Hundreds of Celebrities” charity event, very meaningful to combine celebrities, stars and arts. I feel Taipei is a city enthusiastic in arts.
The A.R.T. is an international platform, which makes the exhibition a grand festival. It’s a great opportunity to expand the vision and learn something more, as well as to exchange ideas with other artists. The staff and volunteers are enthusiastic and very helpful, which touched me a great deal. It’s also a great learning experience for me to interact with visitors during exhibition.
The A.R.T. is getting better year by year, with outstanding artworks and well-organized management. The Art Director, prof. Lee Sun-Don presents a very impressive theme as usual. It’s so valuable for artists to fully express themselves through this platform; to exchange ideas and interact with other artists and/or visitors is also a great learning experience. I’m so honored and grateful as well to attend this grand event. There are so many artists around me who never participated in the A.R.T., but A.R.T. is well-known to them, which means the A.R.T. is already a renowned fair.
Tu Jianguo (China)
People in Taipei have great aspirations for arts, with real understanding and love for their collections, not just for blind followings. The A.R.T. is quite inspiring, and itself is a beautiful art object; it offers kind, considerate and enthusiastic services, as well as exhibiting artworks in top quality. It’s great to compete with top artists from the world; it makes me feel so happy to have the opportunity to exhibit and exchange my own ideas, just like the exhibition theme for the year.
Wut Chiu (Taiwan)
To create arts is to paste your soul on your works. To weigh how heavy the soul is, it depends on how profound the cultural literacy is.
Appreciate the organizer’s dedications and devotions every year, and best wishes for every artist to be prosperous.
Appreciate the A.R.T.’s contributions last for so many years in a row, to grant a stage for artists’ talents a full play, to have more people know about my works. I also hope people in Taiwan can support our local artists further, so the arts can even more prosper.
The A.R.T. showcases diversified art facets and attracts viewers from all walks of life. I hope to convey more positive messages from my paintings to the public via this exhibition platform.
It’s a great opportunity for self publicizing and expressing; it’s also helpful to meet other seasoned artists and friends as well.
It’s a great opportunity for artists to exhibit at an art fair with artists-oriented. Similar to New York the Big Apple, the A.R.T. is a platform full of opportunities for dream realizations. I could represent and introduce my own works to the public; meanwhile, I could share and exchange ideas with others. The A.R.T. is more powerful than ordinary galleries to attract more diversified viewers for more strong brainstorming. I look forward to exhibiting at the A.R.T. after an entire year’s preparation. During the exhibition, I also look forward to all kind of different encounters. I made friends with many artists, and obtained viewers’ great feedbacks. I’m grateful for the A.R.T.
Yao Yuen (Taiwan)
It’s necessary for artists to interact with the public and to be part of daily life; as long as you have great works, collectors would follow.
Lin Jen-Shan (Taiwan)
The A.R.T. is getting better and better year by year, becoming an annual grand event highly expected by artists and the public as well. The atmosphere is great, matching the theme well. It’s obvious that exhibiting artists are improving themselves, interacting positively with each other to learn and grow together.
Tseng Hsiao-Te (Taiwan)
Appreciate the A.R.T. to grant me an opportunity for leaning, and it’s indeed impressive to recruit so many volunteers. It touches me greatly to be recognized by collectors here.
David King (Taiwan)
In order to meet the requirements from the A.R.T. for transcending myself, I tried the acrylic paints from the western media to create the aroma from the Chinese ink painting. I’m grateful for the exhibiting opportunity, and feel touched about how the organizer caring for artists, even down to the detail of lighting adjustments.
Lin Shaing-Yuan (Taiwan)
The A.R.T. demonstrates the top quality from the pre-exhibition publicity, exhibition layouts and administrations, even beyond the international standard. The volunteers are diligent, even in the flower arrangements, or paper debris on the floor. It’s delightful to interact with others and make new friends at the exhibition.
Chen Chun-Nan (Taiwan)
The A.R.T. is so considerate in preparation from the installations, planning and system. For those artists neither with collectors nor related to galleries, it’s a wonderful platform to have networking connections.
Chen Li-Wei (Taiwan)
Look forward to meeting my collectors to explore more secrets from my paintings.
Huang Chu-Tai (Taiwan)
The A.R.T. is visionary with magnificent planning to exhibit high-identified artists, a great and rare opportunity for more learning.
Ku Ya-Ren (Taiwan)
The A.R.T. is such a great platform that it’s just like a huge family with more and more artists and friends; here we can learn and grow together, further to enhance the international visibility of Taiwan’s artists. Appreciate all anonymous staff to serve at the exhibition even during the Mother’s Day. This year, the spatial layout is more fluent, the visual traffic flow more comfortable, with artworks more diversified and selective than ever. It’s a great opportunity to exhibit with foreign artists and have some idea exchanges.
Liew Nian-Hin (Taiwan)
I offer some small paintings for new collectors this year. Appreciate the organizer’s being so considerate to obtain the visual balance for putting those small paintings together.
Lin Yi-An (Taiwan)
It’s a place for wise headhunters to find talents, also an excellent platform for self publication and networking.
Lo Wei-Chin (Taiwan)
It’s great to have the staff’s assistance in installation.
Lu Bai-Sen (Taiwan)
There are quite some new artists exhibiting this year, showing that the A.R.T. itself keeping on improving. I feel so honored to work with everyone.
Smart Lin (Taiwan)
The organizing team is so dedicated and diligent for each detail from cleaning to installation. The services are excellent. It’s a great honor to be part of it.
Wang Xiao-Qing (Taiwan)
The A.R.T. is successful, attracting a visiting crowd. Many collectors from last year came to check my new works. It’s great to have the opportunity to introduce my works to Taiwan.
It’s touching to witness how the A.R.T. staff and volunteers support exhibiting artists. It’s not only to meet art lovers, but also to find self position via competing with each other in positive ways. Furthermore, it’s great to have vis-à-vis encounters for artists and the public.
Wu Chin-Lan (Taiwan)
There are quite some visitors for the A.R.T., good!
Wu Wen-Long (Taiwan)
It’s great also an honor to participate in this international grand event, to have this opportunity to meet and talk to other artists and the public, a valuable experience. The Hundreds of Celebrities even is meaningful, to offer celebrities’ artworks for interested people, and to promote arts at the same time.
Yang Chin-Yao (Taiwan)
Appreciate the A.R.T. to provide this stage for artists.
To convey messages about right things, and express concerns and cares via arts.
As a contemporary artist, I intend to work with modern media and skills; along with the advanced technology, I also intend to remind people the inherent humanity they own, which is not replaceable for technology.
Shih Yu-Chung (Taiwan)
I acted as a art lover to visit the previous A.R.T. event, and only decided to participate in exhibition by 2014. It’s so encouraging for me to be selected. The organizer offer fair opportunities for amateur artists like me to participate in such an internationally scaled exhibition.
Pinky Chiang (Taiwan)
I’m grateful to have this exhibiting opportunity; in general, the whole exhibition was great with enthusiastic volunteers, smooth and fluent traffic flows, comforting layout and aroma. Visitors were prone to indulge in the atmosphere of “Enjoy Art, Enjoy Happiness”. The organizer of A.R.T. is a great team with coherence to promote arts together. There were diversified exhibiting artworks with unique features for each section respectively. The visitors I met here were so different from the other exhibitions, as they were genuine art-lovers; which was really touching for me.
The overall planning for A.R.T. is remarkable, and all staff are enthusiastic in services and sales as well. The visitors had good responses too. The exhibiting artworks are diversified in style, unique and top in quality as well.
Pa Ta Gallery
The A.R.T. offers considerate, dedicated and enthusiastic services. Appreciate the organizer arrange the best booth and exhibition site for us.
Four-lines-Warehouse Art Garden
The A.R.T. is improving each year; the atmosphere is great; the customer base is in good quality; the exhibiting artists are refreshing year by year too.
The A.R.T. is getting better. Appreciate the organizer’s great supports to artists and exhibitors. The visitors to exhibitions are different from clients to galleries. With great planning and sales, the A.R.T. is also striving for promoting arts. We recognize the organizer’s dedications and efforts to merge arts into daily life, to make arts affordable for everyone. The Hundreds of Celebrities even is a huge success; one of my friends takes part in it every year; NT$ 1,000 is a starting point with joy, which is a positive energy, great and touching. It’s indeed an awesome idea, very creative, healing as well for the traumatic society in Taiwan. The organizer is visionary and inspiring with aspirations.
Invited by the Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association, we participate in this A.R.T.. Just like a bag, arts are capable of accommodating everything beautiful, and offering extra benefits to all walks of life. It’s awesome the theme this year: “Enjoy Art, Enjoy Happiness”.
Visitors and participants for the Hundreds of Celebrities
Liang Kuo-Hsin, Chairman of Taiwan External Trade Development Council
I’m interested in arts, and the A.R.T. is an excellent art festival. It’s even rare to see so many various styles at a time overseas. I’m glad to see seasoned and emerging artists and sculptors from Taiwan and other countries at the same time here. I exchanged some ideas with them, which made me feel so meaningful. I wish Taiwan can become a window to the world for the Asian arts market; it’d be helpful for art dealers, galleries and artists as well. I also hope artists in Taiwan can go the international market and have foreign artists coming to Taiwan through this portal.
Rosa Anguas (Art dealer for the Spanish Section)
We’ve come to the exhibition for 4 years in a row, thinking the A.R.T. is perfect with a very dedicated organizer. The overall arrangement is awesome and unique, with artists from all over the world. It’s indeed a great organization, meticulously taking care of every detail, from pre-liaisons, booth layout and arrangement, to attitudes toward artworks, even to the booth lighting, all are just wonderful.
Maria Hernandez-Reinoso (Spanish art dealer for “The Greats vis-à-vis the Greats”)
Surprisingly there are so many volunteers here; everybody is wonderful and kind.
Helen Chang( Chiayi County magistrate)
It takes time to nurture arts; the A.R.T. is helpful for promoting arts literacy, and connecting local artists to the world. It’s great.
Cheng Chien-Jen(former Foreign Minister )
Every edition of A.R.T. is remarkable, with more and more exhibiting artists and visitors as well; that means it’s indeed a great success. To bring new style of arts to Taipei is meaningful and inspiring too for our young students. The annual event always makes me wanting more. I visit this every year, and see more progresses year by year. This year, the exhibiting artworks are more diversified than ever, it’s real something to see artworks from so many different countries at the same time; literally bringing the whole world to Taiwan.
Huang He(Publisher, Marbo Weekly)
The “Hundreds of Celebrities” charity event is indeed a pioneering work to people to collect their first affordable painting and contribute to charity at the same time, a real win-win situation. So many artworks exhibiting at the A.R.T. are qualified for museums, with top quality.
Lin Xiufeng(Director, Resrouces Division, Taiwan Fund for Children and Family)
It’s a great honor for the Taiwan Fund for Children and Family to be the donee of the Hundreds of Celebrities charity event. The exhibiting artworks are amazing with surprises everywhere. The goodwill is spread out via charity sales, fusing emotions, arts and public benefits, thus resulting even more influences. Particularly, celebrities are more than willing to take part in this event, to convey loves with loves and involving more people. Exhibiting artworks are full of stories, the souls behind artworks become more vivid after explanations.
Hsieh Rong-Sou(Consultant, New Taipei City)
Being a religious people, I use “Moral” as the theme to express my artwork; it’s a great honor to be part of the Hundreds of Celebrities event.
Liang Ki-Yen(Chairman, TAINET Communication Systems Corp.)
It’s my first to participate in the Hundreds of Celebrities event with an artwork created jointly with my daughter. There are so many paintings at the A.R.T., each with such a diversified style.
Huang Hsing-Hui(Wife to Director, Kurokawa Kitoku Wealth Management)
It’s my first time to participate in the Hundreds of Celebrities charity event, introduced by my friend. At the A. R.T., I saw so many young people’s works, full of new thinking and creativeness; it’s great and different from what I thought. There are all kinds of various artworks, very special.
The ‘Hundreds of Celebrities” event is very meaningful to help those in need and to advocate enthusiastic people to take their part in; in the meantime, many celebrities exhibit their unknown talents. For example, I never learned how to paint before; but I use the same way when I play music to paint, and it makes me feel so good when I see my paintings on the wall. Hope the one who bought my painting would feel good too. The A.R.T. is wonderful and popular, presenting so many world-class works.
I’m so glad to participate in this event for years in a row; it’s great to find myself improving, and motivating me to think over how to do it even better. The A.R.T. is getting better too, presenting artworks with unique characteristics; it aims to promote arts in Taiwan, and I’m benefited from this cultural influence.
Andy Wang (Senior radio host)
It’s a good thing to participate in the Hundreds of Celebrities charity event. To create the painting, I did some researches for various media; it’s an opportunity for my own spiritual growth too. This is my second visit to the A.R.T., I’m amazed by all those boundless creativeness. It offers a different view for the life, very happy to be here. The A.R.T. offers arts to everyone, making a better life.
Hsieh Yu-Wei (Musician)
It’s my honor to participate in this meaningful charity event. Artworks at the A.R.T. are so diversified with various styles, just like different faces from all beings. To see the inner side and all different facets at this era can enrich our own life.
Freya Lim (Entertainer)
Being introduced to this Hundreds of Celebrities event via my friend, I’ so glad to paint for it, by exercising my creativeness. The art is important to everyone, an excellent channel to vent emotions. It’s a nice event to promote arts. The A.R.T. is awesome to present artworks with various elements and different styles.
JOSEPH CHEN(Artist, UglilyBook)
Taiwan Fund for Children and Family invited me to participate in the charity sale. Most of the time, I attend to art fairs overseas, rare for the local ones. It’s great to have more exhibitions like the A.R.T. To have the opportunity exhibiting with artists from different countries for young artists is awesome. The exhibition site is internationally-oriented, impressive!
Chang Chi-Mei (Director, Taiwan Graphic Design Association)
The Hundreds of Celebrities event is greatly meaningful, offering an opportunity for people to do good things.
James Chen(Art Director, Magic Creative)
The Hundreds of Celebrities event is greatly meaningful, to make a better world with your creations sharing with other people.
Huang Shih-Huei (Director, Taiwan Elite Women Association)
It’s my honor to participate in the Hundreds of Celebrities event; the theme”Art Your Compassion” is just wonderful to get people involved in charity; a great planning.
Mai Xian-Yun(Photography Director, Mirage International)
The Hundreds of Celebrities event is for charity, very meaningful!
Chuang Yaw-Ming (VP, Taiwan Taffeta Fabric Co., Ltd.)
The Hundreds of Celebrities is a meaningful event; every celebrities expresses their unique views for this world, very diversified. The A.R.T. is so dedicated to invite so many international artists presenting marvelous paintings.
Wu,Hong-Tai (General Manager, LIHPAO Life Science)
It’s through my friend to participate in this event. I didn’t go to art fairs often; there are so many visitors to the A.R.T., artworks are great too.
Hsu Yuan-Tai (Dean, College of Bioresources and Agriculture, NTU)
The idea for Hundreds of Celebrities charity event is just awesome! If there were a prize for art creativeness, the A.R.T. would be the first winner for sure. It’s positively meaningful to have all walks of life to embrace and fall in love with arts, in the meantime to do something charity. One participant would invite another one, then there’d be more and more people related to arts. The idea is just wonderful!
Jeff Che-Fu Liao(Consultant to Taiwan Graphic Design Association)
To participate in the Hundreds of Celebrities charity event is introduced by my friend. It’s my first time to visit the A.R.T., it’s spacious.
Exhibiting Artists' Photo Gallery for Solo Exhibition
Videos from the Exhibition
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May. 7 2015 Art Revolution Taipei 2015 Comes on Stage!
Former President Lee Teng-Hui and Many Other Celebrities All Dressed Up For This Grand Event
Stunning Sculptures of Dinosaur Fossil Along with A Magnificent Paradise Garden..........................................................more
Art Revolution Taipei (A.R.T.), an international art fair based on the artist-oriented concept in Asia, has launched the grand event with the VIP Preview in the evening on May 07 at Hall 3, Taipei World Trade Center. Open at 7:00 PM, art lovers formed a long line even before 6:00 PM! There were 4,594 visitors, including collectors and celebrities. Former President Mr. Lee Teng-Hui and his wife Tseng Wen-Hui attended the exhibition, and savored Prof. Lee Sun-Don, Art Director, his contemporary sculptures with fossils “The World in Hand” series.
“Enjoy Art‧Enjoy Happiness” is the theme of A.R.T. 2015.
“Enjoy Art‧Enjoy Happiness” is the theme of A.R.T. 2015. Prof. Lee Sun-Don, Art Director, talked about his curating concepts; he mentioned that through tremendous efforts and dedications for 4 years, the Art Revolution Taipei has successfully become a most talked-about global event and earned great credits, which facilitates top artists around the world to contact the organizer for further cooperation and exchanges. It’s not only an access for the public in Taiwan to talented artists’ outstanding works, for enhancing the cultural embedment and essence; but also a successful civil diplomacy to present the ethos of cordial Taiwan to so many artists from different countries.
According to Mr. John Cheng, Executive Director of A.R.T., for the 5th edition of this fair, there are 278 artists from 62 countries displaying nearly 2,000 artworks, works that are diversified in style, expressive medium, local characteristic and cultural value. He said: “The scale of exhibition has been enlarging, while the organizer upholds the same aspiration to arrange all details as the very first time. We are striving to gather artworks from various countries, in order to bring more pluralistic art forms to the public.”
To embody the theme of “Enjoy Art‧Enjoy Happiness”, by interpreting the sense of surprising happiness, the organizer sets up an installation art “Paradise Garden” on site to deliver the aura of happiness, designed by Chi Yun, the globally well-known floral art master. It is hoped that the installation of “Paradise Garden,” featuring an arched roof and floral columns, will indulge the visitors with the sensation of savoring artworks in a garden. Visitors to the VIP Preview were amazed at the grandeur scene full of various flowers arranged in arched shape. It’s such a pleasant experience to watch artworks and boutiques along with fresh floral scent.
Rushing to view outstanding artworks for the VIP Preview and having a better chance to collect those heart-winning ones, there was a long line at the entrance even before 6:00PM; the VIP night was just crowded as usual. Participants of Hundred Celebrities Charity sale and celebrities fond of arts all dressed up to attend this grand event. Former President Lee Teng-Hui, a devoting supporter for 5 years in a row, was present with his wife Tseng Wen-Hui to watch and listen to Prof. Lee Sun-Don’s introduction to his contemporary sculptures with fossils “The World in Hand” series, as well as other artists’ exhibiting works.
Visitors to VIP Preview included Chang Po-Ya, the president of Contorl Yuan; Chen Yu-Kang, Director of Kelti Group; Daniel Wu, former Executive VP of China Development Financial Holding Corp. and his wife Kelly Mi; Helen Chang, Magistrate of Chiayi County; Chen, Ming-Wen, former magistrate; Lo Shu-Lei, legislator; Lin Chieh-Yu, Director of Information Department, New Taipei City; and entertainers Mickey Huang, Summer Meng, Huang Pin-Yuan, He Ru-Yun, Freya Lim and many others.
At A.R.T., it’s not just about a close contact with artworks, but also a nice surprise to interact with artists vis-à-vis, exploring their creating concepts and history. It’s one of the characteristics of A.R.T. to be artist-oriented, which is rare among gallery-oriented art fairs around the world. In addition to artists in Taiwan, there are Jordi Diez Fernandez (Spain), Denis Mikhaylov (Russia), Richard Young (England), Patricia Van Lubeck (New Zealand), Kirk Bauer (U.S.A.), Gerardo Feldstein (Argentina), Khaled Zaki (Egypt), Maja Borowicz (Poland), Tore Hogstvedt (Norway), Alfonso Cuñado (Spain), Michal Straska (Slovakia), Cesar O. Álvarez (Columbia)、Kim Si-Hyun (Korea), Thee Zar (Myanmar)、Zayasaikhan Sambuu (Mongolia)、Liao Yung-Hsiung (Hongkong)、Fok Hoiseng (Macau) and Chang and Zhang Yuying (Shanghai) and other artists came to Taiwan for this exhibition. It’s an annual art festival definitely not to be missed!
There are ten sections at A.R.T. 2015: A.R.T. Curatorial, International Contemporary Art, New York Contemporary Art Fund, International Artist Salon, China Contemporary Art, Taiwan Contemporary Art, Contemporary Ink Painting, International Artist Grand Prize Competition, Art and Design, and Art Your Compassion, gathering excellent artworks from the world. Art Director Lee Sun-Don exhibits with works specifically created for A.R.T. 2015, a time-transcendental series entitled “The World in Hand.” To challenge the human limits, he brings new life to fossils that predate human existence by millions of years with contemporary sculpture art. Prof. Lee said that he’s happy to present the fossils which have “waited” for aeons of years in such a stunning way to the public.
Furthermore, Prof. Lee Sun-Don has selected globally artworks from outstanding artists with unique creativeness for Meeting with Art Masters, such as Jordi Diez Fernandez, famous for his fine steel welding technology; his work titled “Wingman” is surely one of the focuses for the whole exhibition. Other top Spanish artists, Luis Fernández Hebrero, Alicia Grau and Martín Ballesteros, are together to present the Spanish contemporary arts.
The China Contemporary Art section is characterized with artworks by Chinese artists with solid training, innovative ideas, powerful imagination, and collectible potentials. While the Taiwan Contemporary Art section features both the artists in the prime of their life and the emerging talents, displaying diversified and cross-generational facets of contemporary art in Taiwan, as well as the most popular “Contemporary Ink Painting” at this moment.
it drew 4033 entries by artists from 78 countries across five continents to enroll; some among them are from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Croatia, Moldova, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Sudan, Mauritius and Ethiopia. After a rigorous selection process, 90 pieces have been accepted into the exhibition of A.R.T. 2015.
Art Revolution Taipei 2015VIP Preview: 2015. 5.7 19:00~22:00 (with VIP Card only)
Regular Exhibition: 2015. 5.8~5.9 12:00~20:00
2015. 5.10 11:00~19:00
2015. 5.11 12:00~20:00
Venue:Taipei World Trade Center Hall 3 No. 6, Song-shou Road, Taipei, Taiwan
Ten Exhibit Sections.................more
Placing Artists at the Center Stage, Building A.R.T. as Asia’s Indexical Art Fair
Art Revolution Taipei (A.R.T.) is the first international art fair in Asia that curates with the vision of “placing artists front and center.” Since its debut in 2011, it has attracted more than 278 artists from over 62countries to participate every year. The A.R.T. is pioneering also in organizing a charity program “Art Your Compassion” as part of the art fair; it invites social elites and celebrities from different arenas of the society, locally and globally, to create artworks for benefit sale. With its ever-innovative spirit, A.R.T. has become the focus of the art circles, from artists to collectors alike. Last year, its artist-with-sale ratio even reached as high as 93.21%, a record in art fairs worldwide.
“Enjoy Art‧Enjoy Happiness”—Designed into Ten Exhibiting Sections
This year, A.R.T. will highlight “Enjoy Art‧Enjoy Happiness” as its annual theme. To address the feel of happiness, it will set up an installation art “Paradise Garden” featuring an arched roof and fountain to indulge visitors with the sensation of savoring artworks in a garden.
The entire exhibition comprises ten sections, each with its characteristics:A.R.T. Curatorial
International Contemporary Art
New York Contemporary Art Fund
International Artist Salon
China Contemporary Art
Taiwan Contemporary Art
Contemporary Ink Painting
2015 International Artist Grand Prize Competition
Art and Design
Art Your Compassion
Thematic Highlight – “Paradise Garden”
To echo the annual exhibition theme—“Enjoy Art‧Enjoy Happiness”—A.R.T. sets up an installation art “Paradise Garden” on site to deliver the aura of happiness. It is hoped that the art of “Paradise Garden,” featuring an arched roof and fountain, will indulge the visitors with the sensation of savoring artworks in a garden.
Meeting with Art Masters
This section features the world-premiere artists specially selected by A.R.T.’s Art Director Lee Sun-Don. Jordi Diez Fernandez from Spain, a frequent exhibitor of Art Basel, is one of those. Known for his techniques in fine steel and welding, Jordi Diez Fernandez had been invited by Loewe, a Spanish brand name in luxury goods, to create fine steel sculptures. Russian artist Denis Mikhaylov, the First Prize winner of London Art Biennale 2015, will exhibit artwork that refreshes the classical painting motif with contemporary thinking to address his style of humor, artwork that wins appreciation from collectors around the world. With a Ph.D. in physics, German-born sculptor Julian Voss-Andreae creates with metal to couple traditional sculpture art with frontier science, the quantum physics. As to Marina Marina, a talented young artist from Russia, her figurative portrayal conveys a very romantic sensation. The international-renowned French photographic digital artist Gregoire A. Meyer will also exhibit; he depicts varied aspects of human body developed from a palette of metallic texture, revealing visual complexities on the surface which mirrors the complexity of emotion from within. Piotr Lesniak from Poland exhibits his portrait created with the art of orotone photography, very unique.
Spaniard Art Zone
The Spaniard Art Zone showcases the artists led by the Spanish ROSA art group. While Martín Ballesteros is known for his surrealist style, Tore Hogsdvet’s artwork features harmony and balance. Luis Fernández Hebrero is characterized by his expression of light and color. Other exhibiting artists include also Felix Mas, Miguel Peidro, and Alicia Grau./p>
Art Director Lee Sun-Don will exhibit with works specifically created for A.R.T. 2015, a time-transcendental series entitled “The World in Hand.” To challenge the human limits, he brings new life to fossils that predate human existence by millions of years with contemporary sculpture art—they are truly museum-class collectibles. Taiwan’s Pata Gallery, William Art Salon, Savoir Art Gallerie, Together Arts, Gallery Sun, and Ming-Chuan Art Gallery will also showcase their represented artists. X-Power Gallery will specially introduce the highly-regarded artist trio Ma Sing Ling, along with artists from mainland China such as Liu Jiutong, Sui Jiangsheng, Song Yonghua, Pei Lianzhi, Chang Tiezhong, Xiao Peng, Bian Jian, etc.
International Contemporary Art
This section invites artists from around the world to demonstrate cultural pluralism in the performance of art and to promote Taiwan’s dialogue with the international art circles. We specially design a unit “The Greats vis-à-vis the Greats” to highlight artists with exquisite skills and distinguished styles. Alfonso Cuñado, for example, specializes in using scraper and color to create images with dynamic perspective; he had participated in A.R.T. twice with all his exhibited artworks claimed and collected. There are also Carlo Mirabasso, whose surrealistic style is characteristic of hilariousness and humor; Alex Alemany, who merges realism with fantasy beautifully; and Yuki Yamamoto, who is known for his use of circles upon circles and the alteration of light and shade. Kirk Bauer, Patricia Van Lubeck, Maciej Gador, Ricardo Celma, Modesto Trigo Trigo, and Alexis Alemany will also exhibit in this section.
New York Contemporary Art Fund
New York Contemporary Art Fund has contributed to the development of contemporary art since its establishment. This year, it will present Peter H. Harskamp and Richard Yong—both are very well-received in Taiwan’s art circles. Reputed as “Picasso of the Netherlands,” Peter Harskamp is known for using geometrics to bring out the dynamism and life of the objects created, whether sculpture or painting. Richard Young, with a background in British Royal Academy, is versed in capturing a dancer’s elegance, her beauty and power. The other exhibiting artists include: French artist Thibault Jandot, who paints on the motif of animal with his bold and yet academia-tinged delicate brushstrokes; Alex Bertaina from Italy, who deconstructs and rearranges the light and shade of the image in order to catch the rhythm and bring forward the brightness, and Turkish Hasan Kirdi, who uses realistic techniques to portray an ordinary scene of every life. There are also István Cene gál, Yelena Dyumin, Sergio Martinez, Jose De La Barra, and so on.
International Artist Salon
This is a brand new section, with artists selected from the finalists of last year’s International Artist Grand Prize Competition. In addition to the First Prize winner of last year’s competition, Maja Borowicz, about 20 artists will exhibit. They include Jeni bev biktimirova, First Prize winner of 2013’s competition; Rizal Eka Pramana, who creates with ink and cutouts; Aeich Thimer, whose work features the cultural genre of the Middle East; Nicole Ennemoser, who draws on childlike innocence and fun; Wladimir Barantschikov, who is characterized by his fantasy style; and Li Chunrong, who establishes himself in satirizing China’s contemporary phenomena. There are also Krupp Stanislav, Martin Onyango, and Taiwan’s artists Lin Ching-Fang, Wu Chia-Chi, Chung Li-Hsiang, and Shi You-Chung.
China Contemporary Art
This section is characterized with artworks by Chinese artists with solid training, innovative ideas, powerful imagination, and collectible potentials. Among those are Sanzi, Chen Erfu, Chen Li, Li Xianzhao, Qiu Shengxian, Zhang Yuying, Mu Xi, Zhao Jinyi, Xiong Tianxiang, etc. Sanzi’s artwork reveals a secular-transcendental sentiment, the change and transformation of the universe and all existences within. By contrast, Qiu Shengxian’s work manifests an infusion of oriental classics and modern fashions. Muxi, named as one of China’s most promising female painters, integrates Chinese traditional brushworks into western composition ideas; her creation is poetic and aesthetic-oriented. Xiong Tianxiang has a special feeling for train; his work is romantically nostalgic. Zhao Jinyi addresses his growing process through the image of a little blue man, demonstrating a style full of interests and humors.
Taiwan Contemporary Art
This section features both the artists in the prime of their life and the emerging talents, displaying diversified and cross-generational facets of contemporary art in Taiwan. There are Hsu Tung-Rung, Lu Tsung-Tsan, Peng Kuang-Chun, Yu Lian-Chun, Cheng Chen-Wen, Wang Wen-Tsung, Chiu Wu-De, Wen Tsung-Yi, Wu Wen-Lung, Liao Ying-Hsi, Jian Chung-Wei, Liu Nian-Hsing, Yao Yuan, Tseng Hsiao-De, Wang Hsiao-Ching, Wen Chiao-Wen, and Micky Huang from the entertaining circle. Hsu Tung-Rung uses calligraphic brushwork to add an oriental touch to his oil painting. Lu Tsung-Tsan fills his painting with nostalgic sentiments; his work always grabs attention from the art lovers. Cheng Chen-Wen, who recently won the First Prize Award in French Water Color Competition 2014, embeds his emotions in his exquisite brushstrokes, emotion that is deep and yet resilient. Wang Wen-Tsung, winning bronze medal in French Artist Salon 2014, has a talent for capturing the Mother Nature’s composedness and profoundness. As to Wu Wen-Lung, his glue painting of the delicate Japanese lady looks so lively and vividly attractive. Artwork by Walasse Ting, a master in Chinese modern art history, will also be exhibited.
Contemporary Ink Painting
Contemporary ink painting is a new spotlight in modern times. Here you will see Liao Meilan’s literary and philosophical reflection under the tip of her brush, and Li Liang’s composition inspired by western landscape drawing coupled by the techniques of traditional ink painting. You can also behold the ink painting infused with modern sentiments created by Lin Xiangyuan, who had been invited to exhibit in Musée du Louvre of Paris; the artwork that hides reality in emptiness and emptiness in reality by Sha Qinghua; and a refreshing style, thanks to its contemporary elements, developed by Wei Yichen. There are also Huang Renluan, Feng Xianmin, Liu Dexing, Li Shucheng, Huang Zhongtai, and so on.
International Artist Grand Prize Competition 2015
The International Artist Grand Prize Competition, formally the International Artist Juried Competition, is organized by the Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association in affiliation with A.R.T. It has now become one of Asia’s top art events. This year, it drew 4033 entries by artists from 78 countries across five continents, and 90 finalists have been selected into the exhibition of A.R.T. 2015, from which one Championship Award and several Gallery Awards will be granted. Winners will be awarded with exhibition units, sponsored by the X-Power Gallery, at the A.R.T. of the following year: two units for the Championship winner and one-to-two units for the Gallery Award winners.
Art and Design
To bring art to our daily life, A.R.T. especially invites GP DEVA, an international boutique group, to organize this section with an aim to bring aesthetics to every aspect of our living surroundings. While preserving the original essence of the work, this section displays how art can be integrated into merchandise design in aspects of home décor, leather goods, stationery, chinaware, jewelry, hand-made furniture, and other exquisitely refined commodities.
Art Your Compassion
This event combines art with philanthropy in hopes of drawing public attention to art activities while promoting humanitarianism and the sentiments of compassion. It invites celebrities, social elites, and entrepreneurs at home and abroad to create artworks for benefit sale. Artworks for this charity event are about the size of 17.5 x 14 cm; each is priced at NT$1000. The visitor is allowed to collect two artworks at most. The name of the artist will be revealed to the collector only after he or she has purchased the work. All proceeds will go directly to the designated charity organization. This year, the chosen organization is the Taiwan Fund for Children and Family, an NGO that dedicates itself to award needed children and their families with welfare and benefits. Staff from the Taiwan Fund for Children and Family will take charge of the entire charity sale.
The participants for Art Your Compassion this year include: Lee Teng-Hui (former President of R.O.C.), Chu Li-Luan (Mayor, New Taipei City), Chen Jinn-Lih (Vice President of Control Yuan), Hou You-YI (Deputy Mayor of New Taipei City), Lin Chia-Lung (Mayor of Taichung City), Tsai Ming-Chung (Chairman of Fubon Financial), Steven Pan (Chairman of Formosa International Hotels), Su Yi-Chung (Chairman of Hotai Development Co.), Shi Chun-Yi (Chairman of Taiwan Sun Flower Cotton Product Co., Ltd.), Chao Teng-Hsiung (Chairman of Farglory Group), Hong San-Hsiung (Chairman of Waterland Securities), Lee Yuan-Tseh (Nobel Laureate in Chemistry), Arthur Wang (Chairman of Ravenel International Art Group), Lin Po-Jung (Chairman of Taiwan Fund for Children and Family), Chou Chun-Hsun (go chess championship), Yao Ren-Kung (International lighting master), Wang Ze (creator of Old Master Q Comics), Isabelle Wen (fashion designer), and Sun Tsui-Feng (leading performer of Ming Hwa Yuan Arts and Cultural Groups). There are also participants from the entertaining business, such as Mickey Huang, Lin Chi-Ling (Taiwan’s most popular model), Show Luo, Jam Hsiao, Elva Hsiao, Matilda Tao, Amber An, Richie Ren, and other celebrities.More names will be released on A.R.T.’s official web page.
“Art Your Compassion” charity sale Date & Time: 12:00～15:00, May 8, 2015
■ Result of the 2015 International Artist Grand Prize Competitionhis is a moment to celebrate for Taiwan now has the honor to take a look at the artworks of the best thriving artists from around the world. There are estimated 4,033 pieces of artworks submitted for the 2015 International Artist Grand Prize Competition. ...more
The 6th edition of Art Revolution Taipei will be launched in 2016
Exhibition Theme:A Great Event in Life
Be prepared enthusiastically!
The 5th edition of Art Revolution Taipei will be launched on May 7th,2015.The organizer has the final discretion on this layout.
The venue will be at the Hall 3, Taipei World Trade Center
VIP Preview: May 07, 2015
Exhibition: May 08~May 11, 2015
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