由台灣視覺藝術協會（視盟，AVAT）主辦的「台灣藝術家博覽會Artist Fair Taiwan」（簡稱視盟藝博），自2002至2015年延續十四屆。為更貼近當代潮流，也希冀與所謂「藝術博覽會」做出區隔，在2016年特別以國際藝術展經常使用之雙年展、三年展作為呼應，更名為「台灣當代一年展Taiwan Annual」（簡稱一年展）。
ABOUT TAIWAN ANNUAL
Since its establishment in 2002, the Association of the Visual Arts in Taiwan (AVAT) organized ARTIST FAIR has made itself an alternative exhibition platform for individual artists rather than galleries as seen in most fairs.
ARTIST FAIR is officially renamed as TAIWAN ANNUAL in 2016. The 15th anniversary welcomes the first edition, homage to the contemporary art trend that international exhibitions are often titled as “biennale” or “triennial,” to distinguish ourselves from other art fairs.
Though the name is new, TAIWAN ANNUAL is one of the oldest major exhibitions in Taiwan, and it is often considered the event of the year. In the future, we will make sure that TAIWAN ANNUAL never contradicts AVAT’s belief in “equality.” It will remain a platform for individual artists, providing service to guarantee that every artist should be given a fair opportunity and respect. Meanwhile, it will continue serving curators, gallerists, and collectors by introducing emerging artists.
At ARTIST FAIR’s last edition in 2015, we have mapped out an exciting future for TAIWAN ANNUAL: the “Open Call for Art Projects” section welcomed any free-style exhibition projects to promote a more diverse contemporary art exploration. We have also increased the scale of “Curatorial Projects” and “Video Works Cinema” to encourage local curators to adopt a more adventurous spirit and to guarantee a more visible space for emerging Taiwanese curators. By inviting domestic and international alternative art spaces to join us, we have tried to make the art fair an international event to collaborate with alternative art institutions sharing similar missions and to introduce their different exhibition approaches to the art scene here.
For TAIWAN ANNUAL 2nd of 2017, we continue and further strengthen the Artist Archive, curating, and international exchanges. The “TCAA Online Curatorial Projects” is included as part of the exhibition this year; we also hold the Art Salon – International Dialogues, events which provide opportunities for exchange between local and international art spaces. Our spirit always remains the same, but the content now is allowed better flexibility and multiplicity to serve the artists and to cultivate a blossoming generation.