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Triple Taipei
KAWS, Dangdai and a billionaire
Entertainment 29 Jan 2019
Taipei 1: KAWS Blow-UP

A massive collaborative project between KAWS and creative studio AllRightsReserved has finally been revealed to the public.
A massive 36-meter-long COMPANION piece made its debut in Taipei; KAWS:HOLIDAY depicts the recognizable COMPANION character was placed just at Liberty Square in front of the famed Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall. The exhibition kicked off with a grand opening event Friday evening, coupled with an exclusive release of related merchandise products.
Image: Instagram

Taipei 2: Welcome, Dangdai
Not only KAWS is new in town but the city also has a new art fair, Taipei Dangdai, that debuted last week being one of the fairs to ring in the new fair season.
Director Magnus Renfrew is not a new face in the art fair scene and his previously positions included being the director of Art Hong Kong that later turned into Art Basel Hong Kong.
Image: SCMP

Taipei 3: A billionaire and a mountain

Pierre Chen. Courtesy of the YAGEO Foundation.

The Taiwanese billionaire Pierre Chen wants to open a private museum for his foundation’s art collection in the mountains close to the countries capital.
Chen told the Art Newspaper that he’d like to build it near the Yangmingshan national park, about nine miles north of the city.
“I would like to build a space where I can display the art in the foundation’s collection and perhaps engage in some artistic initiatives and projects for the community,” he told the paper. “It is also in my vision to build a sculpture garden.” He didn’t mention a timeline for the plans.

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