TAIPEI, Taiwan – illycaffè, a global company renowned worldwide for the privileged relationship it has established with the contemporary art world, was an official partner of Taipei Dangdai, the contemporary art fair held at the Nangang Exhibition Center in Taipei (Taiwan) from May 12th to 14th, 2023.
Between stands DG01 and D01 of the Taipei Dangdai fair, art lovers and exhibitors were able to discover the new illy Art Collection designed by Pascale Marthine Tayou and immerse themselves in an environment where beauty and goodness blend together into a sophisticated design that reflects both the artist’s characteristic style and the aroma of the exclusive illy blend.
“A cup of illy coffee represents the union between flavour, beauty, and sustainability – says Cristina Scocchia, CEO of illycaffè – which are all characteristics that contemporary art is able to interpret and showcase to their fullest.
For this reason, we are continuing to develop new relationships with the world of contemporary art, and we are happy to make our debut as a partner of Taipei Dangdai, one of the most important contemporary art fairs in Asia”.
The illy Art Collection is the most tangible sign of the deep ties that have bound illycaffè and contemporary art for over thirty years now. The iconic espresso cups that have turned an everyday object into a blank canvas that has featured the work of over 125 leading international artists over the years now represent one of the world’s largest accessible collections of contemporary art.
For this illy Art Collection, Pascale Marthine Tayou chose a colour palette that recalls African landscapes: the stylized mask resting against a tree on whose branch eggs grow symbolizes birth and creation, while reflecting on the major issues of our time: conflicts, environmental sustainability, globalization, and immigration.
The Taipei Dangdai art fair provided visitors with an opportunity to discover the offerings of 90 renowned galleries along with the work of emerging artists.