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  • Jan 17, 2020

Roundup from Taipei Dangdai 2020

Exterior view of the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, where the second edition of Taipei Dangdai art fair runs until Sunday. All photos by Daphne Chu for ArtAsiaPacific.

Following a chilly week of erratic rainy weather, the sun made a welcome appearance during this year’s Taipei Dangdai fair, now in its second edition. Set between a general election—which resulted in a landslide victory for president Tsai Ing-wen and the Democratic Progressive Party—and mere days before the start of Chinese New Year holidays, the mood at Taipei Dangdai was festive and relaxed, with a packed crowd at the VIP preview. Regional institutional and gallery directors, curators, artists, and collectors were seen wandering the booths at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, though sales have yet to be confirmed, with low-profile, serious Taiwanese collectors expected to return to the fair over the next few days to make their decisions.