Art Revolution puts 2,000 works on display in Taipei



TAIPEI — The 4th Art Revolution Taipei opened yesterday, bringing 2,000 pieces of art from around the world together in the capital.

The fair is exhibiting the works of 280 artists from 48 countries, according to Lee Sun-don, a Taiwanese artist and art director of the event, who introduced the theme as works that capture the spirit of Impressionist artists using contemporary skills and methods.

“We came up with the theme and issued a challenge to artists around the world,” Lee said.

The fair exhibits works by renowned international artists such as late Taiwanese-French abstract painter Chu Teh-chun and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, as well as works by pioneering Taiwanese artists Shiy Der-chin and Max Liu.

Art lovers can bring some inspiration home while helping people in need through fund-raising sales of paintings, calligraphy and other works by hundreds of famous figures, including former president Lee Teng hui, New Taipei Mayor Eric Chu, model Lin Chi-ling and rock band Mayday.

Fair goers can each purchase up to two of the charity artworks, sold at NT$1,000 (US$33) per piece. All of the proceeds will be donated to the Sunshine Social Welfare Foundation, an organization that benefits burn survivors and people with facial disfigurements.

Organized by the Taiwan International Contemporary Artist Association, the fair runs until April 20 at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 3.

Last year, over 30,000 people attended the fair, where 90 percent of all of the art on display was sold, according to organizers.