Renowned for its exquisite temples and stunning mountain scenery, Taiwan in the Republic of China attracts thousands of tourists each year eager to discover all of the beautiful marvels this sovereign state in East Asia has to offer. Its capital city, Taipei, is home to an inspiring collection of contemporary art galleries that showcase the very best in Chinese and international art. We’ve picked ten to tempt you to move an art tour of Taipei to the top of your bucket list.
Named after its founder, Chi-Wen Huang, the Chi-Wen Gallery is one of Taipei’s leading contemporary art galleries. With a particular focus on video and photography, leading names exhibited in the gallery include Hung-Tung Lu, Wu Tien-Chang, Tusi Kuang-Yu and Tseng Yu-Chin. The gallery prides itself on its choosing to exhibit the works of emerging artists and has helped to kick-start many hugely successful careers. Chi-Wen Gallery regularly participates in both national and international art fairs, as well as hosting many film screenings and special art programs.
The Eslite Gallery originally opened in a smaller space back in 1989 as the first gallery in Taiwan to dedicate itself to contemporary and modern Chinese art. It has since moved to larger premises and now represents a vast array of major international artists as well as rising stars within the contemporary art world. Xu Bing, Michael Lin, Zhan Wang and Su-Mei Tse are just a few names amongst the many artists whose work is regularly exhibited in this gallery. The Eslite Gallery regularly participates in international art fairs and programs and provides Taipei with a rotating calendar of enticing exhibitions across its three-floored premises.
Eslite Gallery, 5F, No.11, Songgao Road, Taipei, Taiwan, +886 2 8789 3388
Home to an exquisite collection of fine Chinese art, Ping Art Space features two floors of exhibition space. Ping Art Space’s director, Hsu Chih-Ping, uses his gallery as a platform for young, talented artists to get their foot on the ladder to international artistic fame. A few of the most well known names amongst the gallery’s artists include painter Shichinohe Masaru, sculptor Ren Zhe and KEA. Such diverse artistic styles combine so well together in Ping Art Space to create an unlikely but ever so perfect mix of Chinese legacy and pop madness.
Ping Art Space, No. 179, Sec 2 Anhe Road, Taipei, Taiwan, +886 2 2738 3317