Emergence of Taipei in the World Art Scene
The sudden and consistent emergence of Taipei as a new art destination after other conventional Asian Art venues, proclaims a new era.
|(Taipei Arts Museum)|
One of the most important aspects of Taipei Art Scene is definitely the internationally acclaimed “Taipei Biennale”, which undoubtedly gave Taipei a new identity in the global art market. Taipei Biennale 2012 was held at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (台北市立美術館) which is undoubtedly one of best exhibition centres in Asia; apart from this, another vital place to promote Taiwanese Art is certainly the Museum of Contemporary Art (台北當代藝術館; MoCA); it was built in 1921, during the Japanese rule in Taiwan but decades later it was re-opened in May 2001 as the Museum of Contemporary Art, as the first museum in Taiwan to be committed entirely to contemporary art. These exhibition centres as the pride of Taiwan, are primarily backed by the government or other related organisations.
|(Public Art in Taipei)|
Over the last few decades Taiwan Government has immensely invested in Taiwan’s art market, especially in Taipei, to boost it and also to strengthen it to grapple the world art arena. Currently Taipei is a proud home of around 8 top Art Institutes of this country; some of them are- Taipei National University of the Arts (TNUA), National Taiwan University of Arts (NTUA; Famous Academy Award winner director Ang Lee is an alumnus of this institute), Graduate Institute of Fine-Arts (National Taiwan Normal University), College of Arts (Fu Jen Catholic University) and College of Arts & Design (Huafan University). Most of these institutes and fine-arts departments (under renowned Universities) emerged very recently as a direct result of the growing concern for art practice in Taiwan. These art academies equipped with adroit professors educated in USA or in Europe provide world class degrees like BFA, MFA, and MA in Fine-Arts programmes in various disciplines. Not only in conventional disciplines like Painting (however there is divisions in Oil Painting and Traditional Chinese Painting specialisation , Sculpture, Print-Making, Art History/Art curation and Applied Arts but also new specialisation such as - Mixed media/Installation Art, Photography Art, Art Education, Art Management, Industrial Designing, Digital/multimedia Arts, Visual Culture, Visual Communication, Animation/Game designing etc are introduced in recent years to match the measures of world art education standards. In recent years, these institutes observing a steady growth in the number of international degree seekers from various parts of the globe.
|(Public Art in Taipei)|
(by Ritwij Bhowmik)
|( A work by Priyanka Govil)|
Art Konsult art gallery, New Delhi presents a solo show of selected works of upcoming artist Priyanka Govil.
Traditional in Contemporary
|(Work by Rameshwar Singh)|
|( work by Tanuj Bhramar)|
The Metropolitan Hotel, New Delhi presents in its art space, the solo show of art works by new age contemporary artist, Tanuj Bhramar.
The style Tanuj uses is mostly expressionistic and figurative styles with vibrant colours and bold application of textural effects.
Zynna Spotlight Show
|(works by Rashmi Jain)|
Zynna Art Gallery,Gurgaon, presents the solo show of art works by artist Rashmi Jain, as a part of the Zynna Spotlight Show. On display in this specially assigned space in the gallery, are select paintings by this renowned, internationally acclaimed artist.
(News reports by Sushma Sabnis)