Future Island captures the forward-thinking and unique identity of the vibrant contemporary art scene in Taiwan. Each artist investigates notions of identity, environment and the unique position of Taiwan in a contemporary context. These artists seek to create an independent and striking visual language that communicates their sense of self, and engages with the social and political influences and traditions that have infiltrated their culture. Whilst Future Island features some already well-established artists from the region, true to START's ethos of "Emerging Artists and New Art Scenes",
Future Island also highlights talent yet to be discovered from this fresh art scene, allowing savvy collectors the chance to catch these rising stars, as they embark on their rich careers.
Especially commissioned by START art fair as part of their program of Special Projects Future Island will dominate the entire Gallery 10 in the immaculate Saatchi Gallery. Mehta Bell Projects are delighted to make a return to the art fair with this unique exhibition, alongside Future Island we will be hosting an engaging panel discussion. Director Wang of the Taiwanese Ministry of Culture will inaugurate the panel discussion which will be lead by Fair director Niru Ratnam. He will engage in a discourse surrounding this exciting art scene, accompanied by artists Peihang Huang and Hsiao-chi Tsai and Jag Mehta, one half of the Mehta Bell Projects curatorial partnership. This fascinating discussion will give an insight into the artists' practices, the cultural context of this compelling region, and the influences and experiences contemporary Taiwanese artists encounter today.
Future Island 15th - 18th September
Private View 14th September by invitation only
Panel Discussion 15th September 4 - 6pm RSVP essential
Gallery 10, Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, London, SW3 4RY