亞洲藝術中心 Asia Art Center
In 1982, Asia Art Center was founded by Thomas, Duen Lang LEE in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to its two gallery spaces in Taipei, another space in 798 Art District in Beijing, China was founded in 2007.
Asia Art Center has broadened the field of “overseas Chinese” by digging out artists who left China during World War II; centered on the Fifth Moon Group and the Eastern Art Association that surged in Taiwan in the late 1950s, our managing realm of modern art has furthered to include Nanyang Style of Southeast Asia. Moreover, we investigate the ways in which contemporary spirits evoke a shift in ink creation, allowing it to march into the chaos that is our current world while still rooted within traditions – “Rendering the Future – Chinese Contemporary Ink Painting Exhibition” of 2014 was thus held to delve into how these artists reconstruct ink to further the future of ink art.
With over thirty years in business, Asia Art Center is now engaging in a bilateral pursuit of “research and publication” and “exhibition”. As we reflect upon the lengthy creative paths of our artists, we examine the diverse expressions that they have refined, collect and analyze documents to propose new viewpoints, and identify where these creatives are positioned in the artistic spectrums of their time before raising the questions of what form of creative potential can different eras provide these artists, and how can artists echo the spirit of their time.
As our societies are becoming assimilated, it proves pivotal for artists from both the East and the West to strategically integrate elements of the present and the past on top of their regional characteristics as more contemporary works emerge, boasting their distinctly Asian qualities. Discovery Channel’s Chineseness program, broadcasted in 30 countries internationally in 2013, presented the world with the creative concepts of Li Chen, Yang Chihung, Xu Bing and Zhang Huan. Reflecting back on our past endeavors and future direction, we aim to be an “art center” that truly and firmly stands in “Asia”, continuing our exchange with our distinctly Asian twist.
No.93, Lequn 2nd Rd., Zhongshan Dist., Taipei, Taiwan
Tue-Sun. 10:00 - 18:30