ART KAOHSIUNG 2017
ART KAOHSIUNG is launching its fifth edition in 2017. Since 2013, it has been earnestly cultivating the art market of southern Taiwan and the exhibition industry.A new vision for Taiwanese art market has been carved out through its effort of integrating abundant resources among industries, cultural bureaus and academics. Last year’s edition, it encompassed eminent galleries around China, Japan, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and the United States, attracting 12,000 visitors and USD 4 million sales amount. The much anticipated ART KAOHSIUNG has become the iconic art fair of southern Taiwan.
Positioned as "the platform of Southeast and Northeast Asian art," and corresponding with The Go-South Policy of Taiwanese government, ART KAOHSIUNG focuses on art and cultural exchanges and relentlessly contributes to the next art collecting trend. This year’s edition, Vietnam and China are the theme countries within which a dialogue between the cultures and art forms will be held. To deepen the link between the theme countries and the academic, Art Kaohsiung Forum will cooperate with significant academic units, art media, prominent curators and galleries of the theme countries.
Every year, ART KAOHSIUNG’s reputational Collector Convergence Plan stands out from the crowd. We tailor niche trips for domestic and foreign top collectors to enrich the guests with the sense of culture and vernacular characteristics. As a cultural bridge, ART KAOHSIUNG collaborates with the active art fairs in Asia and Europe for expanding resources and increasing the international participation in the global art scene. Local resources including galleries, private museums, art centers, alternative spaces in Kaohsiung will join the Kaohsiung art week of exhilarating openings and performances.