Taipei, Oct. 30 (CNA) Art Taipei 2014, one of the largest art fairs of its kind in Asia, will kick off Friday in the capital to showcase 3,000 works of art.
Jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, the Taiwan External Trade Development Council, and the Taiwan Art Gallery Association, Art Taipei allows collectors to view the latest in contemporary art.
Works by 500 artists from around the world will be exhibited at the fair by 145 galleries in 15 countries, including Japan, China, Singapore and Germany, according to the organizers.
A total of 45,000 people attended the fair last year, with total sales exceeding NT$1.1 billion (US$36.19 million), organizers said.
Now in its 21st year, the fair will run until Nov. 3 at the Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1.
(By Sabine Cheng and Christie Chen)