by Robert McIntosh3 June '19
ART TAICHUNG 2019
Art has been a fundamental essence of Taichung for an extensive period of time. With the inauguration of the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts in 1988, an environment to appreciate a diverse array of art has since been opened to the general public. Other cultural and art activities have also been actively taking place in the city, with large areas of natural green zones created through fantastic urban planning which also works well with Taichung’s pleasant weather.
Cultural commercial areas are interlaced with luscious trees and other vegetation, blending together areas that the city’s residents can enjoy in their everyday lives, as Taichung continues to be selected on several occasions as the most livable city in Taiwan.
Inspired by Taichung’s elegant, leisurely, and unique urban qualities, Taiwan Art Gallery Association (TAGA), which has 26 years of extensive experience in art exposition operations, began the organization of ART TAICHUNG in 2013.
Each year, outstanding artists are introduced by galleries in both Taiwan and abroad, providing to the people of Taichung a visual art feast. Further efforts are also exerted in connecting with local collectors, resulting in exceptional sales of artworks each year. ART TAICHUNG is now an art rendezvous anticipated by TAGA and the people of Taichung annually in the season of summer.
Departing from the deep-rooted progress made in the past fives years, the 7th ART TAICHUNG 2019 will take place this year from July 19th to 21st at the Millennium Hotel, Taichung. The overarching theme of this year is Perceptual Dimensions: Sculptures in the City, which will focus on how to elevate a city’s aesthetic sense and how to redefine a city’s ethos and ideology.
By expanding the art collector demographic and invigorating the art market, ART TAICHUNG 2019 aims at creating a distinctive international art event in Taiwan.