Taipei Dangdai's third edition brings together 62 galleries this year, running between 19 and 22 May 2022. Alongside those returning are newcomers from around the world, including Beijing's INK studio, LGDR—the gallery consortium formed by Dominique Lévy, Brett Gorvy, Amalia Dayan, and Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn—as well as Galerie Eigen + Art from Leipzig. Below is a selection of highlights showing at the fair.
Darren Almond, a British artist who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2005, works across film, installation, sculpture, and photography to reflect on time and memory.
Photographs in the artist's 'Fullmoons' series, ongoing since 1998, capture moonlit landscapes using long exposure times, filling their frames in atmospheric light and a gentle haze. The series spans far-reaching landscapes, from Arctic ice fields to Uganda's Rwenzori Mountains.
Currently, the artist's work is included in the group exhibition Uncombed, Unforeseen, Unconstrained at the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello in Venice alongside the Biennale, organised by Parasol Unit.
Over four decades, Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens has sought to test the boundaries of perception through sculptures, installations, and immersive environments that utilise light, reflection, colour, and space.
Such is the case with the playful Pink Coco Lopez, in which a fluorescent serigraph lies upon paraffin within a glass cube with a mirrored panel at the bottom, creating different visuals every angle from which it is looked at.
In 2020, South London Gallery presented a major survey of the artist's work, with some installations changing along the course of the exhibition. For the first few weeks of its run, blue glitter was spread across the floor of the Main Gallery for Untitled (Blue Glitter) (2015), and later replaced by chrome-coated bicycles that visitors could ride around the space.
A solo exhibition of the artist's work is now on view at Fondation CAB Saint-Paul-de-Vence, about an hour's drive away from Cannes, until 11 September 2022.
Bathed in a warm glow, the scenes in Lin Jingjing's 'Utopian Reality' series (2021–ongoing) are simultaneously foreboding and alluring.
Archival pigment print imagery on canvas is overlaid with acrylic paint and silk thread, framed by strong black borders that give the sense of looking out of a window.
The artist uses the UFO as a metaphor for the invasive nature of technology, reflecting on our increased reliance on it throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Born in Shanghai, China in 1970, the artist received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 2020, completing earlier studies at Fujian University and Beijing's Central Academy of Fine Arts.
Daisuke Ohba at SCAI The Bathhouse
Daisuke Ohba's ever-changing paintings utilise iridescent acrylic pearl paint to play with light reactions in space.
Directing the paint across linen to allow texture and sometimes geometric shapes such as circles and Xs, their surfaces shift according to where viewers position themselves in relation to them.
Having graduated from Kyoto University of Art and Design in 2005, Daisuke Ohba is now based in Tokyo. Most recently, SCAI The Bathhouse presented a solo exhibition of the artist's work at their Tokyo space in 2021, following a presentation of the artist's work at Loock Galerie in Berlin in 2020.
Tang Jo-Hung at Mind Set Art Center
Tang Jo-Hung, whose paintings are currently on view at Mind Set Art Center's Taipei space, creates layered scenes of figures engaged in activities such as smoking or playing the guitar, against natural landscapes rendered in vivid colours.
In 2016, the artist was awarded the First Prize of Taipei Arts Awards. In recent years, he has had solo exhibitions at galleries and institutions including Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts in 2018, and Taipei Fine Arts Museum in 2019.
Main image: Darren Almond, Fullmoon@Obase Bay (2008). C print mounted onto aluminium with aluminium white frame. 128 x 128 cm. Courtesy SCAI The Bathhouse.