A TRULY INNOVATIVE
JAN 17-19, 2020
A truly innovative art fair needs to connect with more than just local culture, it needs to invite in the entire world and create an environment where the dreams and creeds of our diverse world come together to become something new, exciting, and meaningful. And that's exactly what the First Annual WHAAAAAT's STUDIO OPENING is doing. We've invited artists and curators from all around the world to help plan our exhibits. We're bringing academics and business together in a meaningful and constructive way by creating continuous dialogue between artists, art associations, and numerous galleries from Taiwan, Spain, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, China, the United States, Macau, and Russia. We're proud to say that the best and most diverse of both Taiwan and the international community's art world will be on display during the event. And even more excitingly, our interactive exhibition style will have every booth set up like an artist's personal studio, and it's there that participants and patrons can interact with the artist in a truly unique way. Our Artist's Night event will also provide a wonderful opportunity for artists to come together, network, and fan the divine spark of creativity into a roaring flame of artistic expression.
WHY CHOOSE US?
Economic Prowess and a Strategic Location
Located in the very heart of Asia, Taiwan's historical and economic significance as an island trade center cannot be underestimated. Already a center for trade and logistics, its role as the air transportation hub for the Western Pacific demonstrates its economic vitality and prowess. A stable and peaceful democracy, Taiwan's political atmosphere is conducive to growth, allowing local industries to flourish. Due to these highly favorable economic conditions, Taiwan's high-tech research and development has deeply impressed the world, and Taiwan's foreign-exchange reserves rank 4th globally.
Contemporary art | WHAAAAATS STUDIO OPENING
A Voracious Art Market with Diverse Tastes
Over the last 20 years, the Taiwanese collecting community has matured into a globally influential force in the art world. Indeed, Asia's most important art collectors can be found in Taiwan where rapid economic development has helped to radically expand their world view and interest in the arts. They view art collecting as a logical consequence of Taiwan's increasing cultural clout, and this, combined with their lively interest in free expression, has created an extremely active community of collectors.This enthusiasm has proved infectious, and Taiwanese collectors have scoured the globe searching for prize artworks at auction houses and galleries the world over. Taiwan itself is proud home to over 180 galleries and art museums and also hosts the Taipei Biennial and Taiwan International Festival of the Arts. The founding of art appreciation groups (such as the Ching Wan Society, Museum Friends Association, and San San Society) has also proved influential as Taiwan's passion for art continues to grow.