TAIPEI (The China Post) – “ALL THE RAGE – Urban Art Exhibition” runs until Feb. 18 at Mandarin Oriental Taipei. Asia’s first largest international urban and street art exhibition is co-curated by Mandarin Oriental Taipei proprietor, K.T.F. International, and popular art gallery DOPENESS ART LAB.
More than 30 top-notch urban and street art masters have come from around the globe to create a new platform for Asia’s new generation of collectors and art enthusiasts who want to discover the latest global art market trends.
The event is curated by Taiwanese artist Kea Tsai, the founder of DOPENESS ART LAB. From left to right are Fidia Falaschetti, Matt Gondek, Charlie Edmiston, WK Interact, D*face, Cleon Peterson, curator Kea Tsai, Pat Lee, and Taiwanese artist No2Good (不二良).C0-curated by Taiwanese artist Kea Tsai, the founder of DOPENESS ART LAB, the event features Cleon Peterson, an internationally renowned Los Angeles-based artist, whose work is uniquely recognizable thanks to its vivid contrasting colors of black, white and red that represent “sinister violence and conflicts in contemporary society.” The artist also hopes to create a new experience of art, culture, and “commercialism” for Taiwan viewers.
Several important artists are in attendance, including D*Face, Faile, WK Interact, Fidia, Matt Gondek, Charlie Edmiston, Pat Lee, and Taiwanese artist No2Good (不二良), who are presenting more than 200 pieces of works. This is also the first time that Taiwan’s star-rated hotel is transformed into a museum and art gallery.
The works on display include large outdoor sculpture, street murals, stencil graffiti, paintings, mixed media, graphic art, and art toys. The artworks are refined and sophisticated; they range from pure art, digital media, high fashion, pop culture, film and television, cartoon animation to business, demonstrating contemporary artists’ ability to promote themselves through new forms of media.
WHEN: From now until Feb. 18, 2019. Open between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., except on Feb. 4 (Chinese New Year’s Eve)
WHERE: Mandarin Oriental Taipei, No. 166, DunHua N Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City (The Arcade)
FARE: Range from NT$450 to NT$2,000, for ticket information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/AllTheRageArt/
By Nora Chang