Founded in 2001, the Main Trend Gallery is located in the Datong District, Taipei City, occupying a total of nearly 1,000 square meters and known for its sui generis spatial arrangement and exhibition planning. The management team has long devoted itself to bringing their considerable professional experience to the promotion of contemporary art and abstract art.
In 2018, the galley established the m Space for online display and retail. It collects and collates the artists’ creative philosophies as well as the contexts and details of their works, allowing prospective collectors to purchase them without doubting the authenticity of their origins. We expect the m Space presented in a professional and rigorous fashion to help the browsers navigate through the artists’ creative ideas and their works.
Founded in 2001, the Main Trend Gallery is located in No. 209-1, Sec. 3, Chengde Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City. This piece of land and the original building on it were the property owned by the Hengtong Machinery Co., Ltd., founded in 1954 and relocated to Dashi Township, Taoyuan County in 1971. Tseng Li-Hsiang, a family member of the owner, repurposed this building and founded the Main Trend Gallery in collaboration with Yeh Ming-Hsun, Huang Ming-Che, and Wang Fu-Tung.
The inaugural issue of the "Main Trend Magazine" was published in July 2001 with Wang Fu-Tung as its chief editor. The magazine covered the research articles by the graduate students in the Institute of Art History and Art Criticism, Tainan National University of the Arts, and published feature issues on a riotous profusion of topics such as “Evolution of Exhibit Spaces in Taiwan,” “Art Critics in Taiwan,” “Studies of Taiwanese Art,” “Art Education in Taiwan,” “Art Education of Taiwanese Aborigines - Rukai Tribe,” “Progress of Galleries in Taiwan,” “Post 2002 Taipei Biennial and CO2 Taiwan Avant-Garde Documenta,” “Progress of Exhibit Spaces in Taiwan Museums,” “Progress of Exhibit Spaces in Taiwan – Sequel I,” “Progress of Exhibit Spaces in Taiwan – Sequel II,” and “The Second Attack – Pilgrimage to Taiwanese Contemporary Art.” It also introduced many Taiwanese artists par excellence such as Yang Mao-Lin, Huang Ming-Che, Kuo Jen Chang, Yang Chi-Hung, Cheng Tsai-Tung, Lai Jun T., Chu Teh-I, Tung Chen-Ping, Hu Kun-Jung, Lee Ming-Tse, and Wu Tien-Chang. Its op-ed columns were written by a number of established art critics such as Wang Chia-Chi, Shih Jui-Jen, Jiang Yan-Chou, Ni Tsai-Chin, Chen Zuei-Wen, and Huang Chien-Min. This magazine contained a total of 12 issues published within 3 years without any financial support from advertisement.
The gallery space was renovated in 2010. In addition to upgrading relevant hardware, the administrative area and work area were separated from the exhibition venue. The upgraded space has served as the main exhibition venue of the gallery ever since.
The gallery established the m Space for online display and retail. All works for sale at the m Space used to be exhibited at the gallery in originals, followed by detailed information collection and collation by our professional team with the aim of providing comprehensive accounts of the works and quality customer service.
We expect the m Space presented in a professional and rigorous fashion to help the browsers navigate through the artists’ creative ideas and their works, and thereby bridges the distance between the viewers and the works as well as facilitates the communication between contemporary art and people who admire it.
Stay on Jiuquan St.(酒泉街) and make a left onto Chengde Rd.(承德路).
Make a left at Lane 251.
Stay on Cheng-De Rd. and make a right at Lane 251.