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Photo Taipei (closed, 2012)

Art Fair
Photo Taipei 2012 - Professional Galleries, “swiss” And “taiwan” Special Exhibition
  PHOTO TAIPEI, listed as one of leading art fairs in Asia, and the first art fair focusing on photo-based and video art in Taiwan, marks its 4th year in 2012, during 14th December to 16th December, hosted by ArtsChairty. With the mission to zoom in the aesthetics of photography or videos and to increase exposure of Taiwanese new media artists, PHOTO TAIPEI has created a larger exquisite International platform for new media arts, reinvigorating the markets all over the world. With diverse resources injected by artists, galleries and Institutions respectively from Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Swiss, and Germany, the 4th PHOTO TAIPEI takes a great leap of exquisiteness and diversity. There are 11 participating galleries this year, including B GALLERY (BEAMS)/ Japan, G/P gallery/ Japan, TANTO TEMPO/ Japan, K’s Art/ Taiwan, TIVAC/ Taiwan, Society of Photographic Museum and Culture of Taiwan/ Taiwan, Freedom Men Art Apartments/ Taiwan, Cloud Gallery/ Taiwan, BOSS art gallery/ Taiwan, Galerie Grand Siecle/ Taiwan, GUAN XIANG art gallery/ Taiwan.

Exquisiteness and diversity, two goals of PHOTO TAIPEI, are successfully achieved in Theme Exhibition. The precious photographic collections from Swiss artists are about to be shown in Swiss Special Photo Show; although named after a country, the visual-spatial effects from those photography is not limited by geographical features. Contemporary Portrait Photo Exhibition, held by the star of PHOTO TAIPEI, Society of Photographic Museum and the Culture of Taiwan, is curated by Tsai Wen-Shaing; he will lead the audience to take a journey from the history of Taiwanese portrait photography to the new visual aesthetics of portrait photography that grows steadily with contemporary art.

Taiwanese Emerging Artists
Owing to the insists on originality and creativity, the second edition of Taiwan Young Artist Selected Exhibition (TYASE) is held by PHOTO TAIPEI, offering emerging artists to realize the endless possibilities of art. This year, TYASE especially cooperated with TIVAC Young Photographer Award to jointly recommend the Yearly Emerging Artist in 2012. The professional jury of TYASE is ready to find out young but extraordinarily talented photographers.

Communication Platform Created by Shiego GOTO
Shiego GOTO, director of G/P Gallery, will come to PHOTO TAIPIE to produce the second edition of Taipei Portfolio Review and be the host again. Several professionals in digital art will be invited to be speakers, taking separately in turn with artists to exchange ideas about present photography environment. The participating artist is open to be registered. Results of the talks could become a substantial force contributing to future changes of photography environment. The whole activity is open for guests. Every guest is welcomed to enjoy the talks of photography, art and market.
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